Architecture Foundations Create New National Network to Foster Growth of K-12 Design Education Programs.WASHINGTON -- The American Architectural Foundation (AAF AAF
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AAF and CAF are founding partners in this new initiative and will provide the financial and overall management support for the program's launch and operation. The organizations will work with a steering committee steer·ing committee
A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage.
Noun to conduct a comprehensive review of K-12 architecture and design education programs to identify promising curriculum to be shared with others. The Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network will offer the following programs:
--training workshops to introduce new programs and ideas to K-12 educators and architects
--symposiums to share educator practices, research and evaluations
--measurement, feedback and annual reporting on design education in the U.S.
--communications network to encourage collaboration and support
"There is a real need to better link design educators and resources across the country," said Ronald E. Bogle bo·gle
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[Scots bogill, perhaps ultimately from Welsh bwg, ghost, hobgoblin. , president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the American Architectural Foundation. "We are joining with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to provide seed funding Seed funding is investing capital to begin a new project, so that it has enough funds to sustain itself for a period of development until it reaches either a state where it is able to continue funding itself, or has created something in value so that it is worthy of future rounds and support in hope that other organizations will join us in this important initiative to teach youth about the value of architecture in their lives and communities."
"We will take our years of experience in providing award-winning architecture curriculum to Chicago teachers to support efforts in more communities nationally," said Lynn J. Osmond, president and CEO, of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. "The Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network creates new levels of communication, collaboration and commitment required to expand the reach and success of curriculum being taught in the U.S. on architecture and the built environment."
The Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network will be based at the Chicago Architecture Foundation offices and will be directed by Kristine Ang Go, who will serve as network coordinator.
National Steering Committee Named
AAF and CAF also announced today the formation of a national steering committee for the Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network consisting of the following individuals:
--Ronald E. Bogle, President and CEO, American Architectural Foundation
--Lynn J. Osmond, President and CEO, Chicago Architecture Foundation
--American Architectural Foundation, Jeanne Butler, Senior Advisor In some countries, a Senior Advisor is an appointed position by the Head of State to advise on the highest levels of national and government policy. Sometimes a junior position to this is called a National Policy Advisor.
--Architecture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , Alan R. Sandler, Executive Director
--Arts Education Partnership, Dick Deasy, Director, and Rebecca Borden, Senior Associate for Research
--Boston Foundation for Architecture, Jan Ham, Program Director Learning by Design
--Chicago Architecture Foundation, Jean Linsner, Director of Youth Education, and Kristine Ang Go, Network Coordinator, Architecture & Design K-12 Education Network
--Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Smithsonian Institute, Paul Warwick Paul Jason Warwick (born January 29 1969 in Alresford, Hampshire, England - died July 21 1991 at Oulton Park race circuit, Cheshire) from Alresford, Hampshire, England was an English racing driver. Thompson, Director, and Caroline Payson, Education Director
--National Building Museum, Chase Rynd, Executive Director, and Edmund Worthy, Vice President Education
ABOUT THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION
The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that educates individuals and communities about the power of architecture to transform lives and improve the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through its programs, the Mayors' Institute on City Design and Great Schools by Design, AAF works to improve the built environment through the collaboration of thought leaders, designers, and local communities. With its outreach programs, grants, exhibitions, and educational resources, the American Architectural Foundation helps people become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them. For more information, please visit www.archfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and related design. The Foundation pursues this mission through a comprehensive program of exhibits, tours, special events, and lectures. CAF's "Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago's Amazing Architecture" K-8 curriculum has earned four awards including a top honor in 2005 from the American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Organized in 1857, the Institute conducts various activities and programs to support the profession and enhance its public image, including periodically awarding the AIA . Introduced in 2002, "Schoolyards" is being taught to thousands of students in Chicago and throughout the country. A high school curriculum is currently in development. For more information, please visit www.architecture.org.