The idea was a simple one which is to introduce the fields of Environmental Design to young students in the hopes of perhaps showing them a possibility for a future that they might not have otherwise known.
We ask them to tackle difficult challenges; the world that they've lived and the experience that they have to date is a form of knowledge and when they realize that, it's an empowering thing and it's also extremely rewarding to have tackled a difficult challenge and to have had some success in it.
I really wanted to work with the students because architecture and design has just been so influential to me.
To see them just so excited about it and coming up with all these ideas really solidifies my love for design.
Alberti came along almost like it was custom made for us; we wanted to be actively involved, you know, we wanted to have the opportunity for our people to share their passion for what they do with the kids in the Alberti program, because to me that's where the magic occurs
A fourth grader who learns what it's like to be able to design a zoo and maybe that Spurs them to think about what they might want to do with their lives.
And that they are creative and then they can channel that into a profession that would be very rewarding for them.
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