Six years ago, Drury architecture students designed and built the pavilion that shelters the C-Street Market on Commercial Street. This summer, a new crop of Drury students will design and construct a co-op booth adjacent to the C-Street Market Pavilion at the intersection of Jefferson and Commercial Street.
The booth the students construct must be moveable, contain storage and function as both a produce stand and a ticket booth for concerts and events. The students are striving to create a C-Street Market Co-op Booth that is both of and for the community.
“We are honored to be invited back to C-Street for another Design/Build project. Opportunities for students to put their design skills to the test and build full-scale projects for charities or communities in need are priceless educational experiences,” said Traci Sooter, Drury associate professor of architecture.
Drury has a long history of supporting and promoting the revitalization of Commercial Street. The C-Street Market is a committee of Commercial Club of Springfield. The club partnered with The Kitchen Inc. and has been approved for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to fund a Market Master position to manage the C-Street market, as well as some marketing and promotional materials, which will include signage for the new co-op booth.
Drury students started working on the booth on May 16, and will continue to work Monday through Friday with plans to install the booth at the C-Street Market on June 3. A dedication celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at noon.
Traci Sooter, AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture
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