Today was the first opportunity ILASLA volunteers were able to work with Curie and ACE Tech students. The turnout was fantastic! After a brief introduction about the project from ILASLA volunteers, school administrators provided a history of the courtyard, and students gave a brief summary of how the site is currently underutilized.
The charrette facilitator Andrew Weiss guided the students through the process of assessing the site, identifying a program, and sketching out concepts for a pinup. Each group presented their concepts and ideas, allowing each student the chance to express what's most important to them.
Thanks to Curie Metro High School for allowing us to use their facility for the charrette. Thanks to Andrew Weiss for keeping the students engaged and informed about the design process. Thanks to all the ILASLA volunteers that dedicated their time and expertise to work with the students. It was a very creative and productive day!