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Work begins on ISU studio space in Perry

ISU design student

Establishing a home for the Center for Town/Craft -- a joint collaboration between Hometown Perry, Iowa; ISU Extension and the ISU College of Design -- is coming along nicely, according to Bill Clark, president of Hometown Perry, Iowa.

“We are progressing on schedule on the renovation of the old First National Bank building, restoring the exterior to its original façade from the early 1900s and inside making a bright and productive space for our new center,” Clark said. ISU architectural professor Bruce Bassler and 15 architecture students involved in a design-build project will begin work Feb. 1 on the upper floor of the two-story building to create the new studio space for future classes of ISU design students. “We’re very excited at the possibilities in this new collaboration,” Clark said. Plans are for the Center for Town/Craft to be open in June.

For more information contact Alan Vandehaar, ISU Extension community development specialist,


This article appeared in January 2007 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter