In the fall of 2010, Mr. Scott Didra pitched the idea of designing and building a small scale house to his architecture class. The house would be used by preschool children from the community as part of Child Development classes at Emmaus High School. Mr. Didra wanted his students to “not just design something, but to experience the whole process and actually build it in a real life application.” Little did he know that the house in the Family and Consumer Science courtyard would be the premiere for future architecture classes to experience what Mr. Didra refers to as “Design-to-Build.” It’s an incredible learning experience that requires teamwork, problem solving, and collaboration from community businesses. 

Click on the thumbnails below to see descriptions and pictures of each Design-to-Build project.