D214’s Practical Architecture Construction Program Builds Student Skill from the Ground Up

When it comes to hands-on learning, it’s hard to top the foundation-to-rooftop and everything-in-between experience that District 214 students gain through the Practical Architecture Construction (PAC) program.

Now in its 52nd year, PAC originated as a six-week summer program. Students learned construction concepts and applications through lab-based prefabrication projects. In the mid-80s, PAC shifted to a home construction program in which students built a new single-family home every two years. >> Read more

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