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HDR’s Denver Architecture Studio Making an Impact on Local Students

Parul Dubey on April 5, 2017 - in Corporate, Events, News

Local students of all ages are gaining a wealth of knowledge from employees in HDR’s Denver architecture studio through hands-on instruction and activities at HDR and local schools.

First, Denver Public Schools is hosting the CareerConnect program’s CareerX Industry Exploration event on April 6 at HDR, 1670 Broadway St., Suite 400 in Denver. High school engineering and architecture students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College and CEC Early College will participate in hands-on activities with HDR’s architects and engineers in order to learn first-hand what it’s like to work in these exciting fields.

Next, a Denver elementary school’s third-grade art class will present its final project on April 20. This class project, which will be the design of a building, landscape or interior depending on what the students choose, is the culmination of weekly visits from a team of HDR employees this semester. Instruction has included topics such as the functions of city planning, structure, façade and interior design.

“It has been really interesting experiencing how quickly they catch on and how detailed their questions are,” said Brooklyn “Booker” Tieszen, ASLA, Landscape Architectural Coordinator. “They are extremely sharp and excited for our weekly lessons.”

Booker, along with Design Principal Kaia Nesbitt and Daniel Strandell, Landscape Architectural Coordinator, from HDR’s architecture studio in Denver, is also involved in a master’s level landscape architecture studio class at the University of Colorado Denver this spring. Through collaboration with an assistant professor, the team is sharing their knowledge of digital design tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper in an effort to challenge students to think and create differently.

We invite you to join us for any of these hands-on learning opportunities. Please contact Amy LaMar, Communications Specialist, at [email protected] for details. 


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