By Josie Fey
University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
When Shirley Huang, a senior architecture student at the University of Oregon, had a chance to work on a real-life design project for the city of Albany, she was at first looking for practical experience. The city was interested in understanding how the St. Francis Hotel building might be adapted to support housing or a hotel. And through a class at the university, Huang could give city officials some possibilities for how to implement their vision.