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Hello from New Fellow Who Is Honored to join College of Fellows

  • 1.  Hello from New Fellow Who Is Honored to join College of Fellows

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hello .. 
    As rewarding as becoming one of the 2020 FAIAs, it has been alarming to see springtime be a national health crisis.  However, I have decided to rejoice and share remarkable news about the dedicated architectural faculty among the over 150 community college architecture programs as they demonstrate resiliency to many future architects.

    Yes, I said "community college architecture programs." Forty-two states in the USA have at least one community college architecture program with California, Florida, and Illinois have the most. 

    But I wanted to boast about the efforts that the CCCAP embarked upon two weeks ago as universities and colleges were being closed down due to the virus. CCCAP members created an ONLINE SHARING site on their website [https://www.cccap.org] on March 14th and have since hosted zoom conferences open to all faculty of community college architecture programs on the past two Wednesdays at 5 pm EST. It is now regularly programmed! 

    Architectural faculty using their ingenuity and talent, technological curiosity and personal support to solve an urgent problem - how to teach studio and technology and academic content online to a population where laptops and wifi are not guaranteed.

    The pathway to becoming an architect starts in many places and these programs and faculty are doing it right. Resilient - creative - and dedicated to their clients [in this case, students.]

    Okay, we return to our social distancing and work at home. I hope that this message bring some sunshine into your day.

    ... Randy
    Randy A Steiner FAIA
    President + Founder, Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs [CCCAP]
    Professor Emerita, Montgomery College Architecture Program
    4838 Drummond Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Phone: 240-462-3934

  • 2.  RE: Hello from New Fellow Who Is Honored to join College of Fellows

    Posted 2 days ago
    Kudos to you and your CC colleagues for leading the way!


    Peter Piven FAIA
    Peter Piven Management Consultants
    Philadelphia PA