SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARCHITECT - AN INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
On May 9, Roth Sheppard Architects held its second educational event for Colorado high school students and their parents, So You Want to Be an Architect?
On Saturday May 9th, 17 high school students and their parents descended on the Roth Sheppard Architecture studio. They came to learn what it takes to be an architect. The students rotated between four stations that covered:
-The design process [drawing and design] from the initial hand drawn sketch to a completed project.
-The creation of 3D computer models [computer visualization and imaging] using Google Sketchup and PhotoShop software.
-The creation of a physical model [model building] including a review of the different types and the tools used.
-What else an architect does (project management, construction administration and marketing), including an overview of what it takes to oversee and manage the construction of a building with a demonstration of Autodesk’s Revit© software, understanding how projects are won, proposals created, schedules and hours tracked and the best way to land a position with a top design firm.
The four sessions were followed by a presentation from Mark Gerlenter, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver. The students and their parents were then treated to a pizza lunch and had the opportunity to talk with Roth Sheppard staff and Mr. Gerlenter and get their questions answered.