BAM! Black Architects in the Making
Because architects of color are woefully underrepresented in the creative industries, The Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) seeks to work with young people in under served neighborhoods to foster an interest in pursuing careers in architecture and other creative industries. More than a career talk, BAM! is a creative series of hands-on labs where students create a computer-generated model and display images of these models at the end of the workshop. The workshops will also feature interactive presentations by architects and architectural students of color.
Additionally, we are working to develop “Design & Build” programs much like the one we created for the New Educational Paradigm School in Miami. We were invited to share our mission—introducing children in under served neighborhoods to the profession of Architecture. For the pilot project, our volunteers worked with the students to design and construct raised planter beds as part of a greater focus on the science of agriculture.
We partner with the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to bring this program to our community.
Funded by Miami, FL (July 2018)