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Architects in School at Cameron Elementary talk about Lesson 4

Cameron Elementary students share their thoughts on the process of collaboration and exchanging thoughts as a group.  Lesson 4 of the Architects in Schools program introduces the concepts of scale, programming, and teamwork. 1.What did you like/dislike about the lesson? … Continue reading

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Whittier Elementary explores the neighborhood in Lesson 2 of the AIS program

Eighth grade students at Whittier Dual Language Elementary share their thoughts about Lesson Two of the AIS program.  In the second session, students explore their neighborhood through memory and Google maps. They also talk about what they like and dislike … Continue reading

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Architects in Schools at Cameron Elementary-Students share their thoughts about day 1

Eighth grade students at Cameron Elementary share their thoughts about Lesson One of the AIS program.  In the first session, students learn the definition of architecture. Our mentors introduce the idea of architecture through quick design exercises such as speed … Continue reading

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NEED A COUPLE MORE: Give back with CIC! Volunteer Opportunity at Inspiration Cafe

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and make a direct impact on the lives of those around you? Come volunteer at Inspiration Cafe with the Community Interface Committee on Thursday, October 26! Inspiration Cafe provides restaurant-style meals … Continue reading

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Become a Mentor: Fall Training Session for Architects in Schools

Interested in teaching middle school students about architecture and design?  Become a mentor in the AIA Chicago Foundation’s Architects in Schools (AIS) program. We will be teaching in two schools this fall semester. The training session, Sept. 13, 6pm-7:30pm at AIA … Continue reading

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Volunteer for INOMA’s Project Pipeline summer camp

PROJECT PIPELINE CAMP is a process driven architecture camp for Chicago students in grades 6th – 8th. Students will be introduced to the concepts, professionals, and opportunities that make up the design profession. Students will work individually and collaboratively to … Continue reading

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Architect Volunteers Needed for Girls STEM program

Female architects needed to lead Architecture and Design Thinking Workshops for the Tech Savvy Conference at Triton College in River Grove, to be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Tech Savvy is a full day STEM program for middle … Continue reading

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