U student designs for Haiti orphanage presented to public

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SALT LAKE CITY -- In May, a group of architectural students from the University of Utah that were helping to design a school and orphanage in Haiti. Wednesday, the nonprofit architectural organization Common Studio presented the student's designs at the Salt Lake City Library.

Common Studio's co-founder Dijana Alickovic said the orphanage is important because architecture can really influence people's lives.

"Those kids ... they want to be educated, they want to have those opportunities to improve their lives," Alickovic said.

There are about 15 designs, all created to use materials from the earthquake.

Common Studio will either choose the best design or combine ideas from multiple designs to build the orphanage.

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