GreenWorks hosted two aspiring student groups, sharing professional wisdom and educational guidance. For the second year in a row, Claire Maulhardt, landscape designer, has been involved with two student groups that promote the relationship between students and the Landscape Architecture profession; ACE Mentoring program for high school students (Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering) and ASLA Oregon Student Liaison.
In January GreenWorks hosted an ACE Mentoring session geared toward site analysis, site design and the urban landscape. The ACE project this year is focused on a Transit-Oriented Development. Students are designing a Visitor's Center, a Bike Shop, a Cafe, or a Yoga Studio which are part of a larger site adjacent to a light rail station. If you would like to follow the ACE students over the term, the DJC will be regularly posting photos and student narratives on their website's blog.
On Friday February 3rd, GreenWorks hosted three students from the University of Oregon Landscape Architecture Department. Claire Maulhardt and Alex Perove (GreenWorks) toured a few GreenWorks projects with Mike Weir, Leanne Wagener, and Renee Wilkinson (UO Students). Back at the office, the students were exposed to a variety of “on the board” projects and were engaged in conversations with some of the employees. This presented the students with an accurate account of what it would be like to enter into the profession of Landscape Architecture.