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Sep 29, 2017

BSA Architecture/Design College Fair 2017

The BSA’s Architecture/Design College Fair provides a one-of-kind experience for area young people.

Each year, Architecture/Design College Fair offers students and their families a unique forum for investigating academic and career opportunities in design-related fields. Design education provides essential collaboration and leadership skills while offering in-demand problem solving, creative, and critical thinking techniques that work well across disciplines and throughout life.

The 2017 BSA Architecture/Design College Fair was held at BSA Space on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Close to 200 prospective students visited with 47 representatives from national and international schools of architecture and design discussing portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. As one parent noted “What a wonderful opportunity to be able to learn about so many different schools face to face.”

The college fair, attended by high school, college students, and recent graduates, also offered two different presentations: “Selecting an Architecture Program,” led by Lee Waldrep PhD from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a “Demystifying the Architecture Portfolio” panel discussion led by Josh Safdie AIA of Kessler McGuinness & Associates. Both led to lively discussions between speakers, parents, and students about the value of an architecture education in the 21st century.