07 May 2009

Students Present Ideas for Depot

University of Idaho interior design student Holly Colvin thought the depot would be a great project for a class assignment. Her goal was to come up with strategies for the depot interiors, keeping in mind the community's needs and its heritage. Holly presented her designs and concepts May 6, with HPG members Don Somers, Jack Coyner and Barb Coyner in attendance. Libby Coyner, originator of this blog, also attended Holly's presentation.

Because the HPG has already been working with architect Karen Owsley on interiors, Holly's ideas presented a contrast. For starters, she moved the interpretive center into the waiting rooms, and used the depot office space as a headquarters office, gift shop and book store for the HPG. The freight room, in Holly's estimation, would make a wonderful coffee shop, complete with a used book store and an internet cafe. Upstairs, Holly stuck with the idea of office suites, a conference room and multiple-use space.

In an upcoming posting, we will show some of Holly's concepts, pictures and plans. She and other students from Professor Shawna Corey's class will have their presentations on display at the Prichard Gallery in downtown Moscow within the next two weeks. Stop by and take a look.


Anonymous said...

Maybe Holly could display her ideas at our Potlatch Library. It might drum up some more interest in the restoration! Also, look forwarad to the upcoming Vigilante Theatre performance in October which has a railroad theme.

Bonnie Rohn said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Will you let us know when its at the Prichard Gallery (or the Potlatch Library).