BNIM Volunteers at NOMA KC's Project Pipeline Camp
BNIMers Will Trakas and Carleigh Pope are volunteering at this year's NOMA KC Project Pipeline Camp taking place August 2-6. The camp is open to middle and high school students of all backgrounds, but is geared towards providing students of color with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of architecture and design. Will and Carleigh will serve as mentors for these students through the camp's in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week.
Students that participate in the camps work closely with architects and designers to create the designs they would like to see in their communities. Not only do students create designs, but they are also connected with mentors in the architecture field to help guide their interests. For many students, Project Pipeline is their first introduction to the design world. By the program’s conclusion, students present a fully realized design project that advocates for change and addresses an issue in their city.