There was somewhat of a role reversal using the SparkLab space that we designed for Connected Lane County, the important non-profit that links industry to public schools in the area.
Connecting with area middle school students at the middle school Elevate Career Expo and giving them a taste of design architecture was invigorating. We showed students some of the ins and outs of the design process and had them try their hand at sketching by either drawing the floor plans to their house or using trace to replicate an elevation of an project we’re working on.
Some students knuckled down immediately and started to draw. Others needed a little nudge to get started, but once they did their attention to detail and sketching ability was fun to watch.