Steve Vukelich, vice president of collaborative design company Multistudio, is working with Limestone’s students to design the homes. There was a bit of a learning curve at first.
“We quickly learned the concept of scale is really difficult for first and second graders to grasp; the kids dream really big,” Vukelich told USA TODAY.
A blueprint drawing created by a Limestone Community School student in Lawrence, Kansas, shows the plan for one of the homes the students hope to have built as early as April.“They had elaborate designs, and we had to find ways to show we (can’t) fit 12 rooms on the first floor of a 400-square foot home,” he said.
Several hands-on activities teaching students to tape measure their more than 1,000-square-foot classroom and count floor tiles helped them design more realistic spaces, according to Vukelich.