Architects in Schools
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2023 Impact Report
Reflecting on a year of impact
A Kids Book About Construction, written by Andrew Colas of @colasconstruction in partnership with @akidsco, explores how “Construction is an incredible thing that shapes the world around us. Because of construction, we have amazing spaces—schools, stadiums, houses, and MORE—which we use every day. Construction can get loud and messy, and projects may take a long time. But the magic of construction creates things which last forever!”

This book is not only a resource and introduction into the impactful world of construction, it is also a push for more representation in the profession; led by none other than the incredible team at COLAS who are breaking barriers and paving the way for more minority-owned contractors in Oregon.

Get your copy, today!

#akidsbookabout #communityspotlight #colasconstruction #designeducation
RESCHEDULED! Join us for the first workshop in a three-part series to learn trauma-informed approaches to working with youth and people of all backgrounds, facilitated by Dr. Renee Mitchell.

We believe that all adults working with youth have a responsibility to not create harm, to give youth space to express their true selves, to look to them as experts, and to center them in our teaching and learning. We understand that these are skills that require ongoing learning and will help us be more empathetic and effective teachers, mentors and leaders.

Thursday, February 29
$20 for non-AFO volunteers

Free for current AFO volunteers, board members, and Architects in Schools participants

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#afoevents #traumaworkshop #youtheducation #sel
AFO leadership recently joined the reunion of two of AFO's founding members, Jon Schleuning and Brooks Gunsul. In 1981, Brooks, Jon, and other leaders in architecture and design came together to create AFO. Their legacy continues today, and we thank them for their ongoing support!


PCC Architecture + Interior Design Scholarship Deadline, 2/5, 11:59pm
Application deadline for the $5,000 AFO sponsored scholarship for first-generation PCC architecture and interior design students.

Trauma-Informed Practices Workshop, 2/13, 4-6pm, Zoom
Facilitated by Dr. Renee Mitchell, join us to learn trauma-informed approaches to working with youth and people of all backgrounds.

Scholarship Workshop (Portland), 2/19, 5:30-7pm, @cha_pdx
Learn more about our $5,000-$10,000 scholarship offerings for Oregon architecture and art students, and how to prepare a successful application.

AFO Scholarship Deadline, 2/25, 11:59pm
Application deadline for Hatfield, Hart, and Tsagaglalal Scholarships for Oregon architecture and art students.
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#afohappenings #february #afoevents #afoscholarships
Question: What happens when you bring @diversityindesign, @psugd_comma, and AFO together?

Answer: The creation of a new design-focused BIPOC mentorship program!!

Formation: The Design Mentorship Collaborative will pair BIPOC college juniors and seniors studying design with BIPOC design professionals so students can receive support as they transition into the field. Creating community and increasing representation are at the core of our program.

We are calling on YOU to sponsor or donate to our pilot program in Portland this year! Join us as we create a more diverse and supported design industry.

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#formation #mentorship #futuredesigners
AFO annually recognizes Honored Citizens for their significant contributions to Oregon’s designed and built environment. Our past honorees have represented a broad range of community members from philanthropists, to artists, to nonprofit organizations, to AEC industry leaders. This year, AFO is calling on YOU to nominate those individuals or groups who you think are most deserving of this honor.
Submit your nominations by February 8!
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#afohonoredcitizen #callfornominations #inspiration
Architects in Schools
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