Cornerstone was very excited to welcome back the architecture students of Richmond’s Math Science Innovation Center Summer Regional Governor’s School.  Thirty students were selected among many other gifted applicants across our region to participate.  The course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in building or design.  Instructors Dawn Burriesci and Wes Dunnavant teach basic information about architecture and facilitate their exploration of the various aspects of design through field trips and tours.

The course centers around a collaborative project in which each budding architect’s conception comes together to form a larger community. Together they’ll decide what’s needed/desired by their citizens/visitors and how to divvy up the work. Each student will produce a  modeled building/lot, built to 1/4″:1′ scale, complete with interior and exterior plans of the space, as well as a conceptual design board.  All of which they’ll present to parents and guests on their final day.

During their visit, Rich toured the students through our office and studio spaces.  After the tour, our designers discussed topics that might help the students’ project goals.  Charlie and Johanna focused on the basics of modeling and drafting, while Audra and Erik focused on the “parti pris” and sustainability.

We hope to have been a positive influence, and wish the students the best of luck on their final presentations!