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School Program Spotlight: ArchForKids’ Sustainable Village and Vacant Lot Redesign Architecture Residencies

School Program Spotlight: ArchForKids’ Sustainable Village and Vacant Lot Redesign Architecture Residencies

In a recent residency program, seventh-grade students at Hawtree Creek delved into the realm of sustainable architecture and design. Guided by ArchForKids’ educators, these young minds explored the principles of sustainability, discovering the importance of green spaces, green roofs, and renewable energy sources in creating environmentally-friendly communities. Through a series of interactive lessons and activities, students gained a deeper understanding of how thoughtful design choices can mitigate environmental impact and promote a more sustainable way of life.

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Exploring NYC Through the Ages: A Journey of Architectural Discovery

Exploring NYC Through the Ages: A Journey of Architectural Discovery

Throughout the residency, students enthusiastically delved into the architectural evolution of NYC, crafting a timeline that showcased iconic and historical buildings that have shaped the city’s skyline and identity. From pre-colonial wigwams and longhouses to stately historical homes like the Morris-Jumel Mansion and Van Cortlandt House, students explored the diverse architectural tapestry of New York City.

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Exploring Youth Design and Collaboration: ArchForKids Director Janny Gédéon Shares Insights in ENGAGEMENT TALKS

Exploring Youth Design and Collaboration: ArchForKids Director Janny Gédéon Shares Insights in ENGAGEMENT TALKS

At ArchForKids, we believe in the transformative power of architecture and design education for young minds. Recently, we had the privilege of being featured in ENGAGEMENT TALKS, a virtual lecture series curated by Danya Almoghrabi – Master of Architecture student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The series highlights programs like ours that engage with young groups of people, offering valuable insights into alternative methods of design through collaboration and engagement.

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Black History Month Feature: The Legacy of Beverly Lorraine Greene a Trailblazer in American Architecture

Black History Month Feature: The Legacy of Beverly Lorraine Greene a Trailblazer in American Architecture

Beverly Lorraine Greene, an architectural trailblazer, left an indelible mark on the profession despite facing numerous challenges due to her race and gender. Born on October 4, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois. As the first African American woman to be licensed as an architect in the United States, Greene’s journey was one of resilience, talent, and unyielding determination. Her collaboration with renowned architect Marcel Breuer not only shaped the built environment but also challenged the prevailing norms of a predominantly white and male profession.

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Black History Month Feature: The Legacy of Robert R. Taylor

Black History Month Feature: The Legacy of Robert R. Taylor

Robert Robinson Taylor, an esteemed architect and trailblazer, occupies a revered position in architectural history for his groundbreaking contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1868, Taylor’s journey transcended the confines of societal norms, shaping the architectural landscape and inspiring future generations.

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Exploring the Architectural Charm of German Christmas Markets

Exploring the Architectural Charm of German Christmas Markets

The festive air in Germany during the holiday season is adorned with twinkling lights, the aroma of spiced gingerbread, and the joyful sounds of carols echoing through narrow streets. Beyond the festivities, the architecture itself plays a significant role in shaping the magical experience of German Christmas markets.

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SEO Scholars Learn about Architecture in 5 Day Hands On Program

SEO Scholars Learn about Architecture in 5 Day Hands On Program

This week-long program was part of the SEO Scholars Career Exploration Week taking place during the last week of their summer long academy, an initiative aimed at exposing young minds to various career paths. For us, it was a chance to inspire the architects of tomorrow and provide them with an immersive experience in the world of architecture. We also hoped to teach some important critical skills to all of the students and inspire them regardless of their interest in becoming a future architect.

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History of Architecture: A Brief overview of how architecture has developed and changed alongside human society

History of Architecture: A Brief overview of how architecture has developed and changed alongside human society

The history of architecture is a fascinating journey through time, reflecting the evolution of human civilization and the ever-changing needs and aspirations of societies. From the ancient wonders of the world to the innovative structures of today, architecture has been a fundamental expression of human creativity and ingenuity.

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Sustainable Architecture Design & Environmentally Friendly Green Structures

Sustainable Architecture Design & Environmentally Friendly Green Structures

Sustainable architecture design focuses on creating buildings and structures that minimize their environmental impact, promote energy efficiency, and prioritize the well-being of occupants. It involves incorporating eco-friendly practices, renewable resources, and innovative technologies to create structures that harmonize with the natural environment.

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Students Design Green Space During Harrison Library Mini Camp

Students Design Green Space During Harrison Library Mini Camp

led a mini camp where local youth would design a green space for the Harrison Public Library in Harrison NY. Each session was 3 hours but the ideas these young designers came up with were endless. From a piano in the middle of the green space to add a nice ambiance, to a full golf course complete with a tunnel which explains the structure’s history. These kids, aged 3 to 12, did not fail to impress.

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