Meet Elsa, a budding design professional, who is working with our very own Karen Woods in the 6th grade mentorship program at Aspen Middle School. Karen, who is a Project Manager with CCA, also fell in love with architecture at a young age, 7th grade, when she was given a chance to spend a day in an architect’s office in Boulder Colorado, as part of a career orientation program.
Each week they meet and go through various parts of the design process. Elsa’s final project will be schematic design of a home on an existing lot in the valley. She is learning about siting the home for views and efficient building systems, gathering imagery of styles that she likes, visiting existing construction sites, and exploring the process of design and documentation. It is so refreshing to have interest from such a bright, thoughtful young lady in the office.