Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Architecture Students Needed


Students Needed!

Rio Vista recently secured a grant from the American Institute of Architects for a Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT)visit. This is an intense 4-day period of planning and design spearheaded by a group of 8-10 nationally recognized professionals from all over the United States. After viewing both the study area and the surrounding community and listening to the concerns and ideas of residents, interested groups, and community leaders, the team prepares and publishes a report that is presented in a public meeting on the last day.
Architecture students and students in related disciplines are prescribed as an important part of our R/UDAT. Performing assignments in support of the team’s work, they’re needed to bring excitement and help contribute to a better report. The criteria for participation are the students’ understanding of the principles of urban design and planning, a talent for drawing or writing, and an ability to help with report production or photography. Students must have the ability to work intensely in collaboration with others. Their specific roles will vary with their skills and experience and can be a major learning experience.
Who do we need?

We’re looking for 8-10 architecture and urban planning students with great drawing and illustration skills to assist and collaborate and with a national team of recognized design professionals during the first weekend of March, 2014. This is a chance for students to have an unbelievable learning experience, make great professional and personal connections, help a community in need, receive national recognition, and hone their skills. Working with students from one school is preferred so that one student can coordinate the others. A student team that works well together is highly desired.
Skills:

We need students with an understanding of the principles of urban design and planning, a talent for drawing or writing, and an ability to help with report production or photography. Students must have the ability to work intensely in collaboration with others. Their specific roles will vary with their skills and experience and can be a major learning experience. In a nutshell we need students with great illustration and presentation skills, whether its “hand drawing”/illustration, or with a computer using these programs:
  • Sketchup
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

Students who have laptops with these programs pre-installed are highly desirable.
Transportation:

Transportation is available to and from the Pittsburg/Baypoint BART station and bikes and rides are available in town.
Accommodations:

Rio Vision will provide to places to crash and plenty of good food and drink. More details will be available in the near future.
Student Benefits:

Students benefit by having the opportunity to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary setting, through a community-driven process, on a real project with some of the leading practitioners throughout the United States. Everyone (both local professionals, students, and others) who volunteer for the project will be recognized in the final published report and elsewhere. By taking part, students become part of a proud decades-long tradition of service that has involved some of the best thinkers on community design in the country. Beyond that, the professional volunteers can serve as a reference for students who may seek fellowships, jobs, or other future opportunities.
By taking part, students become part of a proud decades-long tradition of service that has involved some of the best thinkers on community design in the country.
More information visit: https://career.berkeley.edu/ or contact Mark McTeer: mark@markmcteer.com