From left to right: Oliver Whitson, William Cordova, Leins Barthe, and Ryan Miller display a design that required students' attention to detail and creativity. Architectural Grille is an entirely operating manufacturing facility that specializes in customized linear bar grilles and perforated grille using a wide variety of materials. Their products are uniquely created using only "state of the art" equipment like water jets, lasers, and CNC turret shapers and lathes. The main focus of the company is to create unique designs and distribute them on metal plates which are used in mainly ventilation and heating systems. Their utilized materials include aluminum, brass, bronze, steel and stainless steel. The Architectural Grille club at … [Read more...]
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The Co-op Tech program provides students, such as Brandon Rodriguez, with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, the WHSAD senior, shares his experience in the automotive program. I chose to go to Co-op for the hands-on experience. Throughout my time with Ms. Terraferma, I explained that I would be going to a school that taught a certain trade in which could further progress my career choices and experiences. In this school I decided to go with Automotive. This class is very diverse and it really shows with the amount of people who are passionate about cars, even those that have the “need for speed” within their mindsets. I believe my favorite thing about this class is working on cars that come in … [Read more...]
On Thursday, February 27th, a group of WHSAD students attended a Black History Month function at the New York City Department of Buildings. Mr. Victor Body-Lawson, of Body Lawson Associates, provided insights regarding what it took for him to found a firm and the challenges related to succeeding in the architectural field. Thank you to Ms. Lisa Lewis from the Department of Buildings for arranging the event and making the students feel so welcome. The students' speeches are posted below. Their work in writing and then preparing to present required commitment during after-school, weekend, and holiday hours. These students demonstrate how so many of WHSAD's students are willing to go beyond regular school time in order to realize … [Read more...]
Joshua Cruz, Hector Ramos, Andy Miranda, and Joel A. Espinal (From left to right) Ms. Wilson (The Internship Coordinator at WHSAD): Construction skills is a pre-apprenticeship program that students apply to in the spring semester of their senior year. They participate to prepare them to enter the unionized building trades in the trade union of their choice. Joshua Cruz: This acceptance impacts me by giving me new skills to learn and an opportunity in the construction field for my future. I feel pretty excited to experience this program and see what type of skills they are going to teach me. I’m expecting to learn construction skills and have a good time and do a lot of hands on activities. This contributes to my goal because if … [Read more...]
The Department of Buildings works to ensure the health of all people who build, work, and live in New York City by managing the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites throughout the five boroughs. The Department is committed to delivering efficient service to all New Yorkers by constantly evaluating fair resource distribution that meet safety regulations and the residents needs. By doing so, they make the lives of a New Yorker, safer and easier (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/about.page) This year the DOB welcomed three WHSAD seniors: Emmanuel Perez (far right), Ajani Thorpe (far left), and Fransisco Sandoval (back right). When asked about their work, each student described the experiences they … [Read more...]
Students had a great time touring the Farley building and seeing the progress on the new Monynihan Train Hall. Career Discovery Week is a time for NYC sophomores to explore the job world and engage in the discovery of different career paths. As a part of career week, WHSAD students explored the corporate job world at Vornado Realty Trust. Students enjoyed presentations from Vice Presidents and Recruiters while they also toured one the Farley building, one of their big projects under construction. Vornado Senior Vice President, Josh Glick, provides students with a run down of some of Vornado's current projects. On Thursday, Feb 11, the sophomore class took a trip to Vornado Realty Trust company. Senior Vice President, Josh Glick … [Read more...]
What is electricity? WHSAD students got their curiosity sparked in today's lab. By adding an electrochemical battery to a sugar and then a salt solution, they were able to tell which of the two compounds conducts electricity. Then they had to explain what about the atomic structure of ionic and covalent compounds allowed the conduction of electrons through solution. This Chemistry lesson dovetails with what the students are doing in Mr. O'Brien & Ms Moos's Building and Design class. In those classes, they build electrical circuits; in Chemistry they learn how electricity flows on the submicroscopic level. Watch the attached videos for their explanations. … [Read more...]
The Jewish Heritage Museum provided Ms. Como's Global History students with an experience they will never forget. On Friday, January 31st, 2020 WHSAD students took a field trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Jewish Heritage Museum is a public museum with exhibits that display deep Jewish origins. The six-sided shape of the Core building and the six-tiered, slatted rooftop that rises 85 feet in the air show the events the six million Jews went through and who died in the Holocaust. Below are the things some students experienced while visiting the museum. Xochitl Rodriguez Exhibits, such as this one of the barbed-wire fencing at Nazi concentration camps, illustrate the dehumanizing nature of the Holocaust. "On the trip, … [Read more...]
On Friday, December 27th, 2019, members of the Architecture club run by club leader, Abraham Rodriguez, met up with Lake Como representative, Jon Gibbons, to discuss the further developments of the Lake Como project. Sophomore students, Mahalia Saint Eloi and William Cordova, conversed with Jon Gibbons about implementing the site plan design along the lakefront. This project started back in late 2018 due to the fact that the lake needed renovation. Since the Jersey Shore is very close to the lake the board thought it would be a great idea to organize a team that would improve the appearance of the lake so that it could be more favorable to the town's current residents and tourists. Because WHSAD is an architecture school, we couldn't … [Read more...]
The Co-op Tech program provides students, such as Joshua Cruz, with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, the WHSAD senior, shares his experience in the welding program. I chose to go to Co-op because I wanted to do something different for my senior year. I was tired of seeing the same blue walls everyday. The class I’m taking at Co-op is the welding class. The thing I like the most about the class is that I get to work with my hands instead of sitting down and writing all day. Also I get to learn something new. I think my teacher is pretty cool because he helps you a lot if you try. I plan to do this as a career. I think Co-op does give job opportunities but you have be 18 or older, … [Read more...]