Architecture Brigades Implements New Education Component:
This January, the Architecture Program implemented a new education component for each brigade. Working with the children of the Nuevo Paraiso orphanage, university students from UT Austin, UVA, Wash U, and UC Berkeley prepared four different educational workshops for children ranging in age from 4 to 18 years of age.
From constructing candy castles out of marshmallows and toothpicks, to building shelters out of twigs and leaves; raising elaborate towers out of plastic straws, to crafting bridges out of popsicle sticks, the interactive lessons were an extremely successful start to Architecture’s education activity initiatives.
Administrators at the Nuevo Paraiso orphanage gushed that they would love for the architecture groups to return to work with the children in the future, and were thrilled to have the children learn about architecture, exercise their creativity, and expand their world views beyond the walls of the orphanage.