Archinect - News 2016-08-27T02:38:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149952075/it-s-not-the-kids-it-s-their-environment-the-tragic-story-of-a-young-aspiring-architect-who-died-too-soon “It's not the kids, it's their environment”: The tragic story of a young aspiring architect who died too soon Justine Testado 2016-06-16T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:11:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92xgw9hi9cmyht0q.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Too often children from low-income neighborhoods are called broken...That needs to stop. &ldquo;You keep telling kids that, and they actually begin to believe they are broken, that there is something wrong with them,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;When in reality, it&rsquo;s not the children that are broken, it&rsquo;s the environment and area around them that is not working properly.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ananias Jolley was a high-school student in Baltimore who had a knack for building things with his hands, and he had dreams of becoming an architect. Living in a low-income neighborhood wrought with violence, his life was tragically cut short at age 17 when he was killed by a classmate. The story above is yet another grave reminder about the social and economic inequalities that persist in many U.S. cities (and in the world), as well as the dangers of stereotyping kids &mdash; who, more often than not, are POC &mdash; from low-income neighborhoods.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937228/what-are-the-world-s-most-violent-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What are the world's most violent cities?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147131407/so-far-to-go-so-much-to-gain-discussing-diversity-with-elsie-owusu-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">So Far to Go, So Much to Gain &ndash; discussing diversity with Elsie Owusu on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #9</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948679/a-girls-only-summer-camp-for-aspiring-architects-and-engineers A girls-only summer camp for aspiring architects and engineers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-31T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqsuoyzqify20vb2.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Girls Inc. was looking for ways to get their girls interested in fast-paced, high-paying jobs where women traditionally have been left out. Architecture and engineering certainly fit the bill. [...] the girls will travel to various construction sites and talk to professionals in the field. Girls Inc. also is looking to build a new, bigger facility, and the summer camp girls will play a large part in the initial design, even being given a chance to pitch their project</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the gender gap in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li><li><a title="Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/116666690/architecture-for-all-ages-the-top-youth-inspired-projects-of-2014 Architecture for All Ages: The top “youth-inspired” projects of 2014 Justine Testado 2014-12-29T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curiosity is a driving force in architecture, design, and just about every creative field. Whether it was through collaborative projects in grade school, reading comic books, or sitting in a corner doodling away, it's not unusual for creative practitioners to say their interests were formed during their childhood and teenage years, if not somehow reaffirmed later in life.</p><p>Below is a loosely threaded list of end-of-the-year picks (in no particular order) of fun and educational projects that focus on youth participation as well as projects that echo childhood nostalgia and curiosity. Just like the kid who always asks "Why?", these fun uplifting projects are a reminder that inquisitiveness should never run dry and, regardless of age, learning never stops.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</strong></a> &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdtczide1vo7oaq7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition </strong></a>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>"Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary arc...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104243715/autistic-teens-use-architecture-software-to-build-job-skills Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills Archinect 2014-07-15T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T19:45:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae5a66f7c3d3b8f1687154acf548989d.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixteen-year-old Mason Dimock can focus intently on one subject, thinks visually and spatially, and is interested in technology &mdash; skills that have helped him land a summer job designing for a construction company. He and nine other Salt Lake City teens were selected for a pilot project by NeuroVersity, a company that aims to give students with autism or similar disorders the training they&rsquo;ll need for careers. The students work with 3-D imaging software called SketchUp Make, developed by Google.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture "Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-12T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-21T00:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The writer and the architect aren't so different from each other when you consider each one as builders of an environment, and what better way to introduce that concept than to a class of high school students. After reading about <a href="http://www.matteopericoli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matteo Pericoli'</a>s "The Laboratory of Literary Architecture" course in <em>The New York Times</em>, English teacher George Mayo was inspired to teach it to his 10th grade class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glzlbogp55s1d0vb.jpg"></p><p>Matteo Pericoli created and taught the workshop in the Scuola Holden creative writing school in Turin, Italy and then in the M.F.A. writing program at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s School of the Arts. Students picked a literary work they closely understood and then broke it down to its core elements, from which they based their architectural designs.</p><p>The goal was for students to avoid literal&nbsp;representations and instead design&nbsp;<em>literary</em> representations that symbolize "the essential ideas of the narrative structure in a spatial form," as described in P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79002250/simple-math-adds-up-to-a-147-million-school Simple math adds up to a $147 million school Alexander Walter 2013-08-08T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:20:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/1235716dd12aa093a3a67f42904b8145.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Georgia, one school with an eye-popping price tag opened its doors today. $147 million buys North Atlanta High School a 600-seat theater, a food-court-style cafeteria with a smoothie bar and more than 50 acres of athletic fields. But here's another ... less impressive... number: North Atlanta has a graduation rate of only 60 percent. School leaders hope this investment will help turn things around. Is that too much to ask of a building?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39104004/fallingwater-accepting-applications-for-residency-programs Fallingwater accepting applications for residency programs Archinect 2012-02-23T16:14:00-05:00 >2012-03-03T13:08:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6xhef1jyvfk6fej.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, is accepting applications for summer 2012 onsite residency programs for students and educators. The one-week programs will include sessions for high school students at two different skill levels, and one program for K-12 teachers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/38869375/brad-pitt-s-foundation-to-help-redevelop-bancroft-school Brad Pitt’s foundation to help redevelop Bancroft School Archinect 2012-02-21T14:31:00-05:00 >2012-02-26T13:16:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8tbnhv61rchpxzby.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A bond forged in storm-ravaged New Orleans between actor Brad Pitt and a local architecture firm is bearing fruit in Kansas City &mdash; and may show the path forward to reusing dozens of empty schools. The long-closed Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. will be renovated into affordable apartments and a community center with the aid of the Make It Right Foundation founded by Pitt...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14036031/starchitecture-high Starchitecture High Archinect 2011-07-20T12:19:35-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17d161c356349e25f7fbaaa64fec120f.jpg" width="346" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coop Himmelblau&rsquo;s wildly ambitious L.A. high school opened to great acclaim and local controversy. Two years later, we ask: how is it actually working?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/11535195/aspiring-architects-get-hands-on-chance-to-learn Aspiring architects get hands-on chance to learn Alexander Walter 2011-06-28T19:26:45-04:00 >2011-06-28T19:27:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b20dea4e3420aac5435305163a6c8947.jpg" width="500" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some local high school students tackled architect R. Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s famed geodesic dome during the University of Memphis&rsquo; Architecture Summer Camp. Architects from local firm brg3s lectured on structural design and helped the students build their newspaper dome.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>