Block of Dreams Event Set for April 24

Submitted by Tiffani Nichols.

For several months, construction and interior design students have been working together to build and decorate a three-room home at the East Valley Institute of Technology. The finished product will be unveiled at the 3rd Annual Block of Dreams on April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa. EVIT students will get a sneak peek of the big reveal during daytime classes the same day.

The Cape Cod inspired house titled “By the Sea” was built by construction students while they learned about framing, plumbing, electrical, masonry, roofing and more. It features a small kitchen area, living area and master bathroom with exterior stucco and tile roofing.

Interior Design students developed design boards of materials, colors and a floor plan. They presented their ideas in the fall to the construction class for approval and fundraised approximately $850 to purchase items for house including the tile, wood flooring, furniture, artwork, lighting and accessories.

The Block of Dreams event will also feature a silent auction of chairs designed by students for the 7th Annual EVIT Fashion Show held in late-March.

Students with an interest in attending EVIT, specifically the Interior Design or Construction Technologies programs, are encouraged to attend come meet fellow students, speak with the instructors and learn about some of the upcoming class projects.

For more information, contact Kim Foulger at 480-461-4121 or [email protected].