Students in the School of Architecture spent their spring break volunteering in Chicago, assisting at three different sites in the city.
The students began the week with a community service project in collaboration with the University of Illinois – Chicago School of Urban Planning. The project focused on developing design ideas and marketing for the Maxwell Street Market project. The students also studied ideas that will move the market from the supervision of the city of Chicago to an independent non-profit.
The second project allowed interaction with students from the ACE Technical Charter High School. The PVAMU group reviewed the design work of students and offered constructive ways to improve their abilities. The teaching time also turned into a question and answer session on the PVAMU Architecture program, with students receiving information about the program and enrollment requirements.
Spring Break culminated in another community service project at the Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the ten recipients of the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The students did a number of jobs around the conservatory, from moving pavers to de-budding azaleas.
The students who participated in the projects were Maria Fernanda Trujillo; Yahaira Damaris Roa; Keiana R. Mitchell; Vanessa Melendez; Desirae Evette Price; Hillary E. Stewart; Ricardo Daniel Garza; Cruz Manual Rodriguez; Antonio Ibarra; Greg K. Miller; Wesley James Livingston and Robert Odiwuor Odhiambo.