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For Immediate Release

02.14.2012

Architectural Tech Program Accepts Professional Library Donations


Catawba Valley Community College’s Architectural Technology Department recently received generous library donations from two local architects.

Practicing Hickory architect Dallas C. Abee and the widow of Hickory architect Craig Copper donated large collections of architectural reference books to the college’s associate degree Architectural Technology program.

Abee’s gift is made in memory of his father, Carroll Abee, the second architect in Hickory and founder more than 80 years ago of the architectural firm Abee Architects. Dallas Abee continues to practice specializing in religious and health care facilities. He also has mentored CVCC students and employed several graduates of the Architectural Technology Program.

Copper originally practiced with his father in Cleveland, Ohio in the firm Copper-Wade & Copper and moved to Hickory in 1974. He practiced locally until he passed away in 2006. His widow, Marcia, donated his entire architectural library to CVCC.

Students in the Architectural Technology program learn construction document preparation, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications. Graduates work in the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as industry and government.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.cvcc.edu/Business_Industry_Technology/Engineering_Technologies/Architecture.cfm or contact faculty members Lynn Preslar, lpreslar@cvcc.edu, or Jon Watson, jowatson@cvcc.edu at 828-327-7000, ext. 4302.  

Pictured (above, from left) are practicing Hickory architect Dallas C. Abee and the widow of Hickory architect Craig Copper, who donated large collections of architectural reference books to the college’s associate degree Architectural Technology program. Also pictured are faculty members Lynn Preslar and Jon Watson along with Architectural Technology Club President Mary Moorer.

 





 
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