Last day to bid on students' playhouses
Today is the last day to bid on one of four playhouses designed and built by Robert E. Lee High School students.
The online silent auction, which benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, ends at 5 p.m. today. Visit 32auctions.com/PLAYHOUSE to place a bid.
The PLAYhouse project started in September as a joint venture between Fitzpatrick Architects and the Tyler ISD Career and Technical Education department, according to a TISD news release.
The four playhouses are being auctioned off, with the hopes of raising thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity of Smith County.
Students enrolled in Lee's construction and architecture classes designed and built the playhouses.
The project was designed to resemble the curriculum taught in a freshman college-level architecture studio, according to the news release.
Fitzpatrick Architects mentored groups of students as they sketched, built miniature models, and presented their designs.
Local contractors Garrett & Associates General Contractors, HGR General Contractors, RPR Construction Co., and WRL General Contractors, assisted students during the construction phase.
The playhouses will be on display at FRESH by Brookshire's until the silent auction ends. Designs and project progress from start to finish can be seen on the PLAYhouse Facebook page.