POSTPONED: Ark Encounter

   Co-Curricular Education
   Mon, October 22, 2018 @ 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
    Architecture Lecture Hall

Due to illness, this presentation will be postponed to a later date. Please watch for upcoming details.


School of Architecture & Interior Design will feature a lecture by LeRoy Troyer, lead architect in designing the Genesis-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. 


LeRoy S. Troyer has learned to be proactive in helping and serving others. He is concerned with environmental issues and has been especially committed to eliminating poverty through housing. Troyer has had a close working relationship with President Jimmy Carter on the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Projects of Habitat for Humanity International. LeRoy Troyer founded The Troyer Group on the principle of giving before you receive, and his whole life has exemplified this philosophy through philanthropic work with organizations that promote peaceful, humanitarian support, encouragement and education in a way that empowers individuals to make a better way and life for themselves and their families. The inspiration for the Ark project began with the founder’s desire to create a family-friendly attraction that would encourage people to reconsider the Bible’s relevance in our day and age. The now completed reconstruction of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky, took just over one year and a half to build and is considered the largest freestanding timber frame structure in the world. A football field and a half long, the volume of the Ark is the equivalent of 500 standard semi-truck trailers.

   Denise Collard