An Evening of Design Exploration

Through the Boy Scouts of America and Post 616, a program called the Learning for Life’s Exploring Program provides positive and meaningful real-world career experiences and leadership development opportunities for all teenagers and young adults in their chosen field of interest within 12 career clusters including architecture. Baskervill began as a program sponsor 11 years ago with Principal Mark Larson, as a strong advocate for community outreach and student education. The program, which runs from January to March, teaches students about design through field trips, hands-on activities, and lectures.

On January 26, BCWH hosted the Explore Design Program for an evening of design thinking. Kylan Shirley presented the role of an Architect and Interior Designer in building a school, while Liz Reineberg presented the concept of Active Classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments. Kylan and Liz then led the students through a workshop that engaged the group to design different types of classrooms with agile, re-configurable furniture. The evening concluded with a group critique of each group’s final plan as well as a Q&A session with Kylan and Liz and questions about their chosen professions.

On our team collaboration, Mark Larson of Baskervill commented, “Our two offices share a heritage in this program over the last 20 years. Together, we have given about 500 area young people a look into the world of design.” The site visit to BCWH allowed students to see another office and how different teams approach the integrated design process.


LinkedIn twitter Google Facebook Email