February 8, 2017

Engaged Learning – Foothills School Division Holds First Youth Design Intensive at Kasian Calgary

For Immediate Release

Despite some frigid winter temperatures, a keen group of Grade 8 students from Westmount School joined members of our Calgary staff to partake in a day of experiential learning and architectural exploration. Principal Judy MacDougall and Architect Meghan Larway led the student group in understanding the possibilities that exist within the architecture profession and took them through “a day in the life” of an architecture firm. The students and their teaching staff toured the Atlantic Arts Building discussing important elements of building construction and building materials, and even received a personal guided tour of the Esker Art Gallery designed by Kasian’s Marta Sensidoni.

For the second part of the day, students were involved in a hands-on mini-charette where they learned about the early phases of the design process from site exploration, to unpacking an architectural program and ultimately developing a conceptual design for the site and building. Our Kasian team worked with the students during the charrette and gave them real-world valuable feedback after they presented. It was a great day filled with fun and discovery!

At Kasian we believe in creating lasting memories in our community by facilitating authentic experiences that might positively influence young future architects and designers. Thanks for visiting us Westmount school – we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did, and look forward to having you through our doors again in the future!