On June 23, 2017, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design students put their skills on display in presenting their designs for the Bushwick Hotel lobby. Focusing on aesthetics and customer service, students developed floor plans for the lobby space that will include a reception area, lounge, and restaurant. Through this project, students learned more about the design process, receiving and applying professional critiques, and presenting to a discriminating audience. The architecture firm, Gensler, provided ongoing feedback as well as the evaluation of the students' finished projects. You may download and print the press release below to learn more about this event. … [Read more...]
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On Saturday, June 3, WHSAD seniors Autumn Gonzalez and Johnny Rodriguez attended the Newtown Creek Alliance’s Community Visioning Workshop with Riverkeeper to present their Apollo Street renderings to the community. Y-PLAN Environmental Science students first participated in the April 1st Apollo Street-End Clean-Up (see post), and then collaborated with NCA to envision and design a future Apollo Street using AutoCAD. The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization working to restore, reveal and revitalize Newtown Creek to its glory days as a local wildlife habitat. WHSAD looks forward to future collaborations towards making Newtown Creek a cleaner place. To learn more, click here. … [Read more...]
On Thursday, June 1st, Jalen Vasquez was awarded the 1st annual Rohan Levy Aspiring Architect Scholarship from Rohan's mother, Nadine Sylvester. Ms. Sylvester created this scholarship in memory of her late son Rohan Levy, a student at WHSAD who was fatally shot and killed in February of 2017. Rohan was an exceptional student who was attending WHSAD with aspirations of becoming an architect before his life was tragically cut short. Ms. Sylvester set up this scholarship for young men of color who have been accepted into an accredited architecture undergraduate program, have met high academic standards and have served in architecture related extra-curricular activities during their time as students at WHSAD. For every … [Read more...]
On Friday, June 2, WHSAD students presented the final plans for the architecture studio redesign project. Earlier this year, WHSAD was awarded capital funding from the office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council-member Stephen Levin. The funds will be used to modernize two classrooms into state of the art architecture studios. Celeste Ortiz, Anamaria Jovel, Joseph Lo (past intern at the Office of Topography at Borough Hall) , and Patryk Pozarlik presented the plans for redesigned studios to Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna. Groups of students at WHSAD were tasked with redesigning the studios to meet the criteria set up by the teachers and industry partners. The WHSAD school community thanks Deputy Borough … [Read more...]
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the class of 2017 at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design collaborated with teaching artists from the Park Avenue Armory to create individual and group manifestos with Julian Rosenfeldt's exhibition "Manifesto" as their inspiration. The term manifesto is defined as a declaration of your core values and beliefs, what you stand for, and how you intend to live your life. It functions both as a statement of principles and as a call to action. The senior cohort was involved in the difficult challenge of making individual and group manifestos in addition to their normal amount of school work. These manifestos were made in the image and likeness of their creative and exceptional ideas as … [Read more...]
On Wednesday, May 10th, WHSAD Students who participated in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Performance Project were given the opportunity to see a matinee showing of the hit Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Students who attended the showing worked on a six session project where they learned about the musical, Alexander Hamilton's life and then they created their own performance pieces. Students who attended the musical were excited to see the hugely popular musical. They also enjoyed an intimate Q&A with a few of the cast members of Hamilton. To learn more about Gilder Lehrman Hamilton educational programs, click here. … [Read more...]
On Saturday, May 13, students from WHSAD attended the 2017 United Federation of Teachers Spring Conference Exhibitor Instructions for CTE Schools at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan. The purpose of the conference is to showcase the many different Career and Technical Education schools and the work students have done while attending these schools. Juniors and Seniors from WHSAD were able to display their work from each year they attended WHSAD. They met with the UFT President, Michael Mulgrew and had many opportunities to share their work with many different people who attended the conference. … [Read more...]
On Thursday, April 27th, through Friday, April 28th, WHSAD junior class embarked on a trip to visit a few colleges throughout New York State. They visited Cornell University, Ithaca University, Alfred State University and Alfred University. At each college, they were given tours of the campus, explanation of all the undergraduate programs offered, and were given many opportunities to have all of their questions answered regarding attending college. The following narrative was written by WHSAD Junior, Kenrick Wilson, describing his experience while attending this trip. The Overnight College Trip By Kenrick Wilson Our Junior Class took an overnight trip to visit four colleges in two days as they continued their hunt for … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the third and final marking period! 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...]
WHSAD is having its annual Awards Night and Arts Festival on Thursday June 1st, 2017. The Awards Night is from 5:30 - 6:30 in the evening followed by the Arts Festival from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The invitations are in the mail for students who will be receiving an award and everyone is invited to the Arts Festival where students will be showcasing their work. We look forward to seeing you there. … [Read more...]