Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2012) – In a real-world class assignment, four University of Miami-Ohio graduate students prepared architectural designs for a new proposed marina at Lake Cumberland, Ky., and submitted them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today.
Graduate students Adam Clark, Allen Yoder, Missica Tang and Megan Young participated in the project.
“I was very favorably impressed with the designs submitted by Professor Robb Brown’s graduate students,” said Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, Nashville District commander. “Each had some excellent ideas and we were glad to participate in this mutually beneficial effort,” he added.
Nashville District publicly announced Jan. 19, 2012 that it was soliciting proposals for development and operation of a new commercial concession marina with related facilities and services at Rowena Landing South on Lake Cumberland in Russell County, just north of Albany, Ky.
Subsequently, Brown approached the Corps about allowing his graduate students to submit proposed architectural designs as a real world class assignment that could be mutually beneficial, according to Michael T. Abernathy, Nashville District real estate chief.
“Their designs were excellent and included some fresh ideas to consider,” Abernathy said. “Costs will not permit including some of the ideas, but I will not be surprised to see others included in the final design,” he added.
Brown and the graduate students visited the proposed site Sept. 14, 2012 in preparation for their project.