Recently, the BRW Houston office had the privilege of hosting three students from Humble ISD’s Quest Early College High School. Students that attend Quest take part in a program that not only gives them their diploma upon graduation, but also up to 60 hours of college credits. Ashley, Gabe and Jeffrey stopped by for a day to check out their field interest: architecture.
When I entered the workforce from college, it was a little nerve wracking considering the fact that many of the things I needed to know were not taught to me in school. With that in mind, it was no surprise to us that the students were very excited to discuss design but not as informed about the technical side of things. So after discussing the impending late nights required in college and the creative energy that is fostered there, we spent some time discussing topics like keynoting, specification, site visits with contractors and value engineering. Hopefully this will give them a broader understanding about what is involved in their anticipated career path.
Overall, it was a great experience to show the students how we utilize programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp. Our construction documents helped to give them a whole new perspective on blueprints. Architecture may appear a bit different to them now but they still left with big smiles and aspirations on becoming the next Frank Lloyd Wright.
POSTED BY: DARRYL RUBSCHA