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.
Source: Gensler Selects 2017 Diversity Scholarship Winners | Press Releases | News | Gensler
MLK Students visited the new Bridgestone Americas headquarters downtown and rode the buckhoist up to level 15. After learning about the pour sequence and the process of shoring and reshoring, the students each took home a bag of concrete mix and were challenged to create something that was lasting and had a function. They each tried their hand at pouring a small widget—and in doing so, learned the importance of form release!
This week the team visited HCA where Greg Stein explained how hospitals have to remain online and maintain critical systems despite whatever disasters may strike. It was great for the students to understand “resilience” through this lens of the largest healthcare owner and operator in the country. As they left that meeting, they were challenged with finding and sketching a place in Nashville that has endured and adapted to thrive despite adversity.