Earlier this year, DLA Architects put out a challenge to area students. In keeping with our “form follows learning” philosophy and our focus on school design, we asked them to look at their school environments and tell us the story of how the space affected their own learning experience. A variety of entries were submitted and the top entrants at each of our client schools were awarded college scholarships of $250.
These students were also invited to experience “A Day in the Life of an Architect,” an event hosted yesterday at our office as a bonus to the winners. The event gives each student a glimpse into the day-to-day activities in an architectural office. They meet with people at different stages of their career – from our intern who is still enrolled in college to our partners, who’ve cataloged a great deal of professional experience.
It was at this event that this year’s first place State Level Scholarship award of $1,000 was presented to Michael Zimmer of Elgin High School. In addition, Cynthia Barrios from Ridgewood High School was awarded $500 as this year’s State Level Runner Up.
DLA Architects, Ltd. is proud to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors for their demonstrations of knowledge and interest in architecture. Since its inception 16 years ago, the THINK [about architecture] Scholarship Program has helped hundreds of students pay for classes, books, and other higher education necessities.
For more information about the THINK [about architecture] SCHOLARSHIP, visit dlascholarship.com.
Our scholarship program is very special to us, because we specialize in school architecture and design. We work closely with our clients to learn how their instructors are delivering lessons. From here our goal is to design spaces that enhance and inspire learning. Our experts look at the big picture to develop plans for the future that embrace long term cost-savings and 21st Century Educational Needs. Explore our site to see more examples of our school design work.