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I-NOMA Project Pipeline summer camp students

The Illinois chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) is eagerly anticipating the start of its annual architectural summer camp called – Project Pipeline. In its fifth year, the July 28 – 31 camp encourages youth to think creatively about the spaces around them and tasks them with a series of design challenges involving how they see the communities in which they they live and play.

Bryan W. Hudson, the group’s former president who’s still actively involved stopped by the Defender to bring awareness to this unique opportunity that pairs Black and Brown youth with architects, design, and planning professionals in a 4-day camp, at Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago.

“The program is built to provide students with a platform to discuss, analyze, and interpret the impact of design, art, and architecture in the built environment through focused curriculum and creative outcomes,” according to Bryan Lee Jr., Project Pipeline’s national director.

“By the time the camp has ended,” says Oswaldo Ortega, Pipeline’s Chicago director “Pipeline students will have created the building blocks of a better city and designed a community that reflects their academic, cultural, and design interest.”

Chicagoland students who are entering the 6th grade to those who just graduated from the 8th grade can participate. All experience levels are welcomed and students with an interest in architecture and engineering are encouraged to apply.  But hurry, while there’s room still available, and a few scholarships. For scholarship information, email projectpipeline@i-noma.org.

Their website is  http://www.inomaprojectpipeline.com/   And before you leave, check out the video.

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