CHARLIE SETTERFIELD, AIA NCARB CSI AT SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DAYTON, OH “STEM CHALLENGE EVENT”
Professor Setterfield coordinated and managed an architectural learning station at the Big Dayton Hoopla STEM Challenge on March 11, 2018, at Chaminade Julienne High School. The event drew more than 1,100 K-8 students who visited various STEM displays, shot free throws, watched Mr. C Science demonstration, and won prizes for participation.
Sinclair’s three distinct activities were offered to the students, including the opportunity to assemble a 3D model of a house created in the STEM Guitar Lab here at Sinclair.
AIA Dayton partnered with Sinclair Architectural Technology to host the STEM Challenge room.
STUDENTS IN DESIGN BUILD STUDIO TAUGHT BY PROFESSOR MARK PEARSON, AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE, GLEN ELLYN, IL WIN AIA NE IL DISTINGUISHED PROJECT MERIT AWARD
Seven College of DuPage Architecture students have received a 2017 Distinguished Project Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter for a gathering pavilion they designed, built and installed on campus in Glen Ellyn.
Located next to the McAninch Arts Center, the wooden open-air structure was called Umbra 82 by the students, who designed it to play with light and shadow. “Umbra” refers to the darkest part of a shadow, while 82 is the number of white boxes that are inset into the piece.
The students, who were honored at a recent event at the Elmhurst Art Museum, are Andrew Dunlop (Naperville), Arlinda Haxhiu (Lombard), Michael Keslinke (Downers Grove), Jose Maldonado (West Chicago), Drew Peterson (West Chicago), Malak Saadeh (Willowbrook) and Scott Sallmann (Glen Ellyn).
The project was the focus of an eight-week summer Design Build class in 2016 that was funded by a grant through the College Foundation’s Resource for Excellence program. Mark Pearson, Professor of Architecture at College of DuPage, said the class is distinctive because students actually construct their own project.
“It was quite an honor for our students to be recognized for their creative work and achievements by practicing architects in our region,” he said. “It is also somewhat unique for a student project to win a professional design award such as this.
“As a fun footnote, Dirk Lohan, who is a noted Chicago architect as well as famed architect Mies van der Rohe’s grandson, was the jury chair for this year’s awards. So at the Elmhurst Art Museum, which is adjacent to Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, our students were recognized for their creative work by Mies’ grandson. That is pretty cool!”
CHARLIE SETTERFIELD, AIA NCARB CSI AT SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DAYTON, OH “PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE WITH NCARB PLUS A TOUR OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE”
Sinclair hosted Harry Falconer, Jr., FAIA, NCARB Director of Experience and Amy Kobe, Hon. AIA, Executive Director of the Ohio Architects Board. The two made a presentation regarding AXP, ARE, and licensure.
Many pathways to NCARB certification were presented. Kobe clarified Ohio regulations regarding licensure, approval to test, etc. Falconer met with attendees following lunch to review individual cases and available paths.
The luncheon was followed by a bus trip to Miami University where a group of more than twenty Sinclair students met with Graham Cairns, Ph.D., the new chair of Architecture + ID at Miami. Toured studios, met with current students, and had a pizza party during which they mapped their pathways to architecture careers.
AIAS Miami presented their Design for Humanity work to the group.