In the fall of 2018, the Archkids architecture club designed an outdoor classroom pergola to benefit the students at the ALA Euclid campus. With the partnership of Kelly Weckman from Lake Flato Architects and Armando Araiza, professor at UTSA Architecture Department, students explored the design of pergolas. They studied sun patterns to come up with interesting shade structures to provide much needed shade from the Texas sun. They used STEM techniques to manipulate materials to create their desired structure. Their end products were creative, whimsical and functional.
Architect Allison Hu and her dedicated team met with the students to review their work and provide an interpretation of the students’ common themes. The students were not only involved in the conceptual design but also provided the architect with feedback during a design meeting in May 2018.
In September of 2018, we hope to see the vision of the Archkids come to life at the Euclid campus. With the financial support of the SAISD Grant Foundation and the material and labor donated by Texas Timber Frames, we are on our way. We ask you to join in partnership with us by donating to support the extra cost for this project. This will allow us to add the details that will help complete the kids’ vision.
Any amount small or large will help us bring the Archkids vision to life as well as to provide a unique space for our ALA students. Thank you in advance for your partnership.
See more at http://alaclassroompergola.net