Note: Mustapha is a graduate of MLK Magnet School in Nashville and was a participant in ACE for four years while there.
Gensler is pleased to announce the winners of the firm’s ninth annual Diversity Scholarship. Mustapha Williams, an undergraduate student of architecture at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, received first prize honor. Second prize went to Farre Nixon, a graduate student of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Both winners will receive academic scholarships and opportunities to intern with Gensler.
Below is a collage of photos from the ACE Mentor team based at MLK Magner School, part of the Metro Nashville Public School system in Nashville. The photos come from a variety of their meetings during the fall semester in 2016.
Leader of Team 1 is David Meek of Brasfield & Gorrie.
Here are a few shots of the After Aces, the afternoon ACE Mentor program at Cane Ridge High School in the Metro Nashville Public School system.
The students are investigating and discussing recycling.
Team 3 visited Turner’s one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Lab on Tuesday!! The students learned about the real world benefits of 3D modeling and how exploring the virtual environment can help owners make decisions about their projects. Outside of the tangible benefits, the students got to play in several “just for fun” virtual modules. We also had a few brave students try to walk the plank and several who tried their hand at stacking boxes.
Cane Ridge High School ACE teams
The Aces – are beginning the research on our theme of ” Resilient”. These students have completed their interviews for project positions within their class that they will hold throughout the year while working on their project. While the After Aces ( afternoon program) team has completed a scavenger hunt around the school to open their eyes up to particular construction details are required or their school has. Those students have research the theme “Resilient” and Resilience” and found it was much more hard work than anticipated in developing ideas for a project of interest.