Wednesday, April 16, 6:30pm
Students from the University of Maryland and Northwestern High School, located nearby in College Park, worked together this spring in Northwestern's Project Lead the Way class.
A teaching team of Maryland faculty, staff and students worked with Mr. Brian Evans's class this semester under the auspices of the Architecture in the Schools program of the Washington Architectural Foundation.
Architecture in the Schools is an initiative to bring architects and architectural educators into the classroom to teach public school children about architecture. Architecture in the Schools is one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation participates in.
The University of Maryland team taught the high school students about site analysis and design, working with the students to analyze their high school campus and design an architectural intervention in the outdoor area adjacent to their commissary. On March 13, the high school students—Sasha Bailey, Eric Leon, Soliah Kpadeh, James Reese and Norrisa Saleha—presented their projects in the Great Space to a panel of critics including Architecture Program faculty and students. Mr. Geno Flores, Prince George's County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer, attended the presentation. After lunch and a tour of the School, the high school students attended a mid-semester review of graduate student work.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will host the Maryland public schools participating in the Architecture in the Schools program on April 16. That evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, students, parents and teachers from Northwestern High School, Sligo Middle School and Takoma Elementary School will spend the evening in the Great Space for a presentation and celebration of the students' architecture projects.
The Maryland Architecture in the Schools team includes Dean Garth Rockcastle, Architecture Program Director Madlen Simon, Resources Collection Assistant Director Chris Hinojosa, Lecturer Carl Lostritto, post-doctoral student Doan Bao Nguyen, graduate students Kira Canon, Ray Cho, Shawn Faulkner, Peter James, Artur Kalil, Joe Kunkel, Parlin Meyer, Kevin Vandeman, Elizabeth Vetne and undergraduate student Jessica Stenzel.
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