Mr. Codio, Senior CTE Instructor, said this about the project: “[WHSAD] was presented with a Black History Month project from the Department of Buildings. Over the past four years, they've been coming to WHSAD to do design projects, and for Black History Month, this year, they’re emphasizing jazz clubs in the New York City area. Rather than looking from an architectural standpoint, the Department of Buildings is looking at the culture and the buildings that helped foster jazz culture. Lisa Lewis, Director at New York City Department of Buildings and one of the coordinators of this project, proposed that we design pieces for some of the historic New York City jazz clubs, such as Esther and Carol, Birdland, Smoke Jazz, and various others. … [Read more...]
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WHSAD's Incubator club enjoyed taking in the inspirational energy from booths such as Areaware's at NYNOW. On Monday, February 4th WHSAD's Incubator team had the privilege to be invited to attend the NYNOW-Product and Designs trade show at the Javits Center where Aeraware had a booth. The students where able to observe how product designers tell their stories and how designers display products for wholesale buyers. We had a chance to talk to many businesses hearing their stories of how they developed their products or started their business Such trips and experiences are made possible by Incubator's supporters, Mr. Noel Wiggins, founder of Areaware; Mr. William Harvey, founder of William Harvey studio; and Sinclair Scott … [Read more...]
Through service, WHSAD students gained a greater understanding of community. Mr. Michael Farfan (far left), assistant cook at New York Common Pantry, helped make both WHSAD students and staff feel welcome. This past Friday, January 25th, WHSAD students traveled to New York Common Pantry and helped provide dinner for those in need. Thank you to all the employees of New York Common Pantry for their on-going and selfless work in brightening the lives of less fortunate New Yorkers. Thank you to all those at New York Common Pantry, including Mr. Michael Farfan, assistant cook, Ms. Ivy Saltos, receptionist and volunteer assistant, Ms. Stacy Gonzalez, volunteer associate, and Ms. Debby Lowenstein, volunteer manager. The following are … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the 3rd marking period of the Fall, 2018 term! Keep up the good work! To see if you’ve made the honor roll, look for your grade in the report below. Remember, while your average may have been high enough, you can only make the honor roll if you’ve passed all of your classes. … [Read more...]
Participants from the project enjoyed a day of collaboration and inspiration. (Photo Credit: Joseph Balbuena and Juan Valencia) This Martin Luther King Jr. day, WHSAD students and staff traveled to Lake Como, New Jersey to begin a partnership with various stakeholders in the revitalization of the tiny town. The following are narratives from WHSAD seniors Melina Jorge, Jared Jackson, and Dariel Paulino, as well as from WHSAD's Community Schools Director for Creative Connections, Matt Auffrey. On Monday January 21st, 2019 WHSAD went on a trip to Lake Como. It was a very cold day, but that wasn’t going to stop us from doing what we came to do, which was to get a plan on how to make Lake Como a greener place. Walking into Borough Hall we … [Read more...]
Ms. Katherine Thayer provides students with an overview of Kickstarter. Creativity requires a space. Virginia Woolf argued how A Room of One’s Own is essential for women to pursue their passions, Leo Tolstoy chose the marketplace to craft some of his best work, and the inception of Apple began in Steve Jobs’ garage. Whatever the space, these geniuses, as well as countless others, have flourished due to having an incubator in which to hatch their plots and plans. In this modern world, creative spaces have been taken to a sophisticated level. Many locations are similar to Santa’s workshop in which activity, energy, and idiosyncrasy feed the expressive beast. One such spot is in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at Kickstarter headquarters. Here, … [Read more...]
WHSAD freshman, Annaya Fountaine, works on the Corinthian Temple in Autocad. The Brooklyn North Temple project is a project that was tasked upon WHSAD for the Brooklyn North Superintendent. Students were tasked with taking an image from the superintendent, and redesigning it in AutoCAD to eventually 3D print it. Students worked after hours and on weekends to finish the design in AutoCAD, 3D print it and, lastly, assemble it with lights in the columns. Conceptual view of temple in Autocad Mr. Codio the Senior Architecture teacher said this about the creation process of the Corinthian Temple: “From the image that we received from the superintendent we took into consideration the historical aspects of the Greek temples and the … [Read more...]
Students (Benito Montalvo II, Jonah Vazquez, and Antonio Perez from Left to Right) showcase the grilles they created for their English teacher Mr. Rodriguez. Architectural Grille is an extracurricular program offered at WHSAD for all students who are interested in design and using AutoCAD. Students work on elaborate and meticulously designed grilles in AutoCAD and then get to see their own designs become a physical object. This is all possible through our collaboration with the team over at Architectural Grille as they not only help us realize the physical limitations of our designs but they also print our designs in house onto sheets of metal. One of the biggest attractions that students have to Architectural Grille is the relation … [Read more...]
Students from WHSAD, Brooklyn Prep, and Williamsburg Prep gathered in order to discuss the redesign of the Van Arsdale library space. On January 5th, 2019, all of the schools in the Van Arsdale campus joined together for a good cause. Students from WHSAD, Brooklyn Prep., and Williamsburg Prep met to discuss the redesign of the V.A. library. The library as of now is outdated and has been in dire need of restoration. All the students proposals for what they wanted in a school library. Students then discussed with each other and offered valid and respectable criticism of their designs. This reflection is an essential part of any design proposal as all those involved get to each have a say in what choices will be made. This helps not only to … [Read more...]
In this edition of Vlog Antonio, WHSAD eleventh grader Antonio Perez took on the challenge of interviewing himself. A special shout out goes to WHSAD TVs video producer, twelfth grader Juan Valencia, for his clever use of special effects, camera work and editing that made this video work (this all being done without the budget of a Hollywood summer blockbuster). … [Read more...]