Architectural Awareness Program Final Showcase

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A number of area middle school students were able to showcase months of hard work today during a presentation at the corning museum of glass.

For the 18th year, the Career Development Council is teaming up with Corning Incorporated, and the American Institute of Architects to bring architectural awareness to area youth.

Students are put into groups, paired with an architect, and given the task of constructing a re-design project for a building within their community. After four months of hard work, the students were able to present their final projects today in front of their peers, teachers, parents, and architects. Members of the Career Development Council say the Architectural Awareness program helps prepare students for jobs in today’s marketplace.

Cindy Dubots of the Career Development Council says, “A lot of the jobs in the workplace right now are stem oriented and the more we can start the kids younger learning about the different subjects they all kind of melt together, the better off they’re going to be later on in life and furthering their education.”

A group of 52 students from Addison, Bradford Central, Corning-Painted Post, Dana Lyon, Bath, and Waverly middle schools participated in this year’s Architectural Awareness Program. Students who participated in the program say it’s a great learning experience.

Jessica Hamilton, an 8th grader from Addison says, “We learned a lot about the history of our town the history of the buildings, lots of sites and lots of experiences within them and we actually learned a lot of things online too, how to do designs using Sketch Up, Google Sketch Up online and lots of other things in that field.”

Following the student presentations, guests were served lunch and given a tour of the glass museum.

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