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New school created to expose urban students to architectural design

on Friday,October 22,2010 21:10

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Mentors who reach out to children can not only make a lasting impression, but help them choose their career paths in the future as well. This week, administrators from the School of Architecture and Planning visited a new local high school to discuss the field of design with urban students.

Urban students do not often have the opportunity to learn about architectural design. The goal of the representatives who visited the Architecture and Design Academy was to broaden students' horizons, according to the University of Buffalo official site.

"The academy is really a vehicle to prepare students in Buffalo for a university education," Architecture and Design Academy board member, Hayes McAlonie told the news source. "The focus is on helping students reach college, and to attend architecture school."

The Western New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects and K-12 programs banded together to create the school, which will help encourage students to look into the field of architectural design.

Architecture jobs are expected to increase by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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