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Project RITA

$4,585
101%
Raised toward our $4,500 Goal
72 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 08, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

Project RITA Update : Almost Done!

May 07, 2017

Hello Everyone!

With the final day of our fundraiser today we would like to start out by saying thank you to all of you for your generosity, without you this project wouldn't have been possible and we are incredibly grateful for all of your help. The past few weeks we have been working like crazy to put RITA together and, while we have had a few small bumps in the road, we're almost done! We would like to invite all of you to our ribbon cutting on May 10th at 2 pm, light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you all there!

Project RITA Update

April 19, 2017

Hi everyone!

Thanks to all of your help we were able to make it to our goal of $2,000 in less than a week! We have come across a few challenges in the past 2 weeks. Our first set of trials happened when we met with DCM and found that we had a few adjustments to make to our project. We changed our paver design to increase the ADA accessibility of the project. We also added rebar to the top of our posts to reinforce against the possible twisting of the cedar as it weathers over time. After we made these changes things started moving along and we began pouring concrete for the foundations on April 17th.  

Our pouring was going great until we got the news from the calculations team that we needed stronger brackets to hold the cedar that would provide a better connection to ensure the longevity of the project. We are currently working on fixing these recent bumps we’ve come across and are confident in our ability to develop new solutions.

This change requires unforeseen purchases and returns of materials. We have come to the realization that we will need to raise our budget to $4,500 if we are to make Project RITA a reality for current and future students. We can’t thank you all enough for the donations you’ve given us and we hope that you can help us spread the word about Project RITA so that we are ready for our ribbon cutting and reception on Wednesday May 10th. Don’t forget that we’re continuously updating our website with our progress which you can follow here!

 

 

Studio 509  + Paola Sanguinetti

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$10

Mason

Help us lay the foundation for Project RITA. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

$25

Carpenter

Build the support necessary to meet our goal. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

$50

Technician

Keep our project running smoothly. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

$100

Contractor

Supply our project with materials & equipment. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

$250

Architect

Take the lead on supporting this project. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

$500

Investor

Invest in the well-being of Architecture & Design Students. All donors will be invited to the reception and will have their name engraved, exactly as it appears publicly on the donor wall. If you make your gift anonymously, we will not engrave your name.

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