The ink barely dry on their diplomas, two members of WHSAD's Class of 2015 were selected for participation in the Masonry Preservation Training Program at Bronx's Woodlawn Cemetery. A partnership between Woodlawn, World Monuments Fund, and the International Masonry Institute, the 9-week summer training program offered Shechem Scatt and Teddy Espinal hands-on experience in the field of stonework restoration. At the conclusion of the summer program, Shechem was offered one of the two-year apprenticeships so he can continue his education in the field. … [Read more...]
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On Friday, April 17th, nearly 40 WHSAD students were interviewed by the school's Internship Partners as part of their application for summer internships in the fields of Architecture, Preservation, Engineering, and other related fields. Throughout the morning, students met with potential employers to discuss their interest in the field and what high school students could contribute to the different companies/organizations. Representatives from Silman, Park Avenue Armory, Green-Wood Cemetery, World Monuments Fund, PortSide NY, Landmark West!, Neighborhood Preservation Center, Royal Oak Society, and Chris Pelletieri, Stone Carver, were on hand to meet with students and begin the difficult task of identifying which students are best suited … [Read more...]
We would like to thank Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna for creating internship opportunities at Brooklyn Borough Hall for WHSAD's Juniors and Seniors. Please read the following story, which details how our students were invited to intern at Borough Hall and apply the architectural skills they developed at WHSAD. This story was written by Ms. Emily Wilson, WHSAD's Internship Coordinator and 12th grade Math Teacher. For better resolution, you may save the following to your computer and/or open as a separate PDF. … [Read more...]
For six weeks in July and August, 18 WHSAD students worked in paid internships at sites across Manhattan and Brooklyn, in fields related to Architecture, Design, Preservation, the Arts, and Community Engagement. Students were selected for the internships on the basis of their resumes and the Annual Internship Interview Fair, held in April. Through these positions, students were able to related their classroom experiences to the workplace, and to develop valuable skills that will benefit them in any future position. Working in collaboration with professionals in the field, and with other students, the WHSAD interns gained essential workplace experience, and contributed greatly to the work of their respective employers. Cameron Edge, … [Read more...]
During the 2014 spring break the World Monuments Fund (WMF) hosted a Field School at Dyckman Farmhouse in Upper Manhattan. Adrian Sas from It’s My Park came to shoot video and conduct interviews with the kids. The following short clip features WHSAD students in action. As part of the ongoing Field School program, designed and implemented by WMF, teachers and students from WHSAD use their holiday time to restore important landmarks in New York. During the Field School designed for the 2014 spring break, ten students and two teachers from WHSAD spent two days at Dyckman Farmhouse in Upper Manhattan to do restoration work. WHSAD Junior Arlene Lindo described the experience: “Over Spring Break, we went to the Dyckman Farmhouse for … [Read more...]
Continuing a partnership with Park Avenue Armory that has grown every year since its inception in 2010, six current WHSAD juniors and seniors have just been hired for the Fall 2013 cohort of the Armory's growing Youth Corps program. Every summer and semester since 2010, WHSAD students have worked at the Armory, developing educational programming around the Armory's artistic programs, researching the Armory's historic building, and serving as Armory staff during concerts, art exhibitions, and other events. Since the beginning of the partnership, over 40 WHSAD students have worked at the Armory, during the school year and summer. This fall's newest Interns are: Corbin Everett Colin Grant Virgin Guzman Oscar Montenegro Prince … [Read more...]
WHSAD is fortunate to partner with many companies and organizations around New York City. Current Partners include: World Monuments Fund Park Avenue Armory Green-Wood Cemetery A. Ottavino Stoneworks Robert Silman Associates Landmark West! Historic House Trust … [Read more...]