Students from Miami University’s department of architecture and interior design have come up with ideas for possible future use of Richmond’s former Pennsylvania Railroad Depot.
Co-owner Roger Richert called the students’ input “a new start” for efforts to bring new life to the historic building.
Jim Lipnickey, ’83, Board of Directors member for TriState Habitat for Humanity, said the class presentation made him excited to explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. “The presentation, first of all, was very, very good. It provided some challenges for us. The teams pointed out some things we need to make happen. They pointed out some weakness in our process.”
The StrategyWorks teams shared statistical data about ReStore buyers, donors, and potential corporate partners and each team provided practical, well-researched suggestions on how to more effectively market ReStore. They identified strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for ReStore Cincinnati that could be leveraged throughout the organization.
The StrategyWorks students were thrilled to make a difference and challenged by the trailblazing this course required. “I think that was something we definitely took away from this, said Alison Dehncke. “…the challenge of going into the situation with pretty much no guidelines and having full responsibility to find a solution.”