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“First Thursday: Architects in Schools” – Local Student Mentorships Featured in Business Tribune

Mentorships in elementary schools showcase final exhibits at downtown architecture firms

This article was originally posted on Business Tribune 11 May 2017 | By Jules Rogers

Photo By Sally Painter for AFO and Pamplin Media – The Architects in Schools exhibit opened First Friday, May 4 at Opsis Architecture (shown) and three other locations.

At May’s First Thursday downtown, four architecture firms and Pioneer Place displayed the student work from the Architecture in Schools program.

Architects in Schools, a program through the Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO) exhibits feature design projects from elementary school students created through a mentorship with an architect or engineer.

The four locations were Ankrom Moisan Architects, DOWA-IBI Group, Opsis Architect and Pioneer Place.

Kim Knowles, associate director of the AFO, told the Business Tribune more than 2,900 students are participating in the Portland tri-county area and a total of 4,500 students participating statewide.

“The Architects in Schools exhibits are an exciting way for students to have a public component to the work they do in the classrooms with the design professionals,” Knowles said. “The students get to have their work on display for the general public and show it off to family and friends, which is rewarding.”

 

Read the full article here: First Thursday: Architects in Schools

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