Habitat for Humanity, Millstone Basin Area

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Queenship of Mary Church Charette

Queenship of Mary Church (Plainsboro, NJ) held a charette in early fall to cull from its members ideas for our 8th project. What a great way to get the community involved in the Habitat process!

Forty parishioners spent an afternoon of brainstorming and sharing ideas about what they would like to see in the "perfect" house. QOM's architects incorporated some of the ideas generated into a preliminary plan for our next house. The result is a fresh twist on Habitat's tried and true bungalow-style homes.

Much thought was put into the location of the sun at different times of the day, floor plan layout, storage space, yard orientation as well as the aesthetics of the structure. And, plans are under
way to make this home as "green" as possible!

Queenship of Mary Church (Plainsboro, NJ) is the sponsor for our 8th home build in East Windsor, New Jersey. Established in October 1982, Queenship is getting ready to mark its 25th Anniversary. To celebrate, they've pledged money, team leaders, volunteers, and prayers to help Habitat MBA build a decent, affordable home for our next family in need.


  • I'm so impressed by the idea - getting the community together to help design the house. It's inspiring. Queenship has really put their heart and soul into this project and the results are going to be wonderful. We heard from Linda Principe, one of the co-chairs, at the board meeting on Thursday that their team is so excited and can't wait for construction to start on their house -- scheduled for March 07.

    By Blogger glennfan, at 2:56 PM  

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