Dec 14th, 2016

Sharing the Fun and Importance of Design

UCFA welcomes your donations to make our 2017 programs possible. This is a short summary of what’s coming up:

For children:  For the first time, children in an after-school program at the Refugee & Immigrant Center will be expanding their communications, math, art and science skills through UCFA’s award-winning program Educating Elementary Children Through Architecture. Volunteers Laura Rosenberg and Jessica Wadsworth will be working there with kids two afternoons a week. EECTA volunteers will also be engaging fifth graders at Canyon View Elementary and Highland Park Elementary. 25-30 volunteers are still needed (architects, designers, architectural students) for all classrooms. See our Youth Education program for more information.

For adults: The Utah Architects Project highlights Utah’s architecture from 1947-present via the profiles of prominent architects of the time, including images of their work. New profiles of post-1950 practitioners are now posted and reflect changes to the site to include pinpoint maps, descriptions of the architecture, and biographical narratives. (See William M. Browing profile as example)    Now that site changes have been made, thanks to volunteer Pat Thompson, new profiles will be added fairly quickly. UCFA is partnered with the American West Center and the J. W. Marriott Library Special Collections to assure this living, online database is historically accurate and permanently backed up. Kudos to our graduate student researcher Chelsey Zamir for her wonderful work.

Architecture Week 2017: We’re looking for volunteers to help make Architecture Week reach more people than ever with interesting and fun tours, events and activities for all ages. Contact UCFA president Clio Rayner, AIA, at GSBS Architects or email info@utahcfa.org for more information.