I volunteered for First Hand Projects, a non-profit founded by Daniel Hewett, a RISD professor. The organization gives high school students an opportunity to design and build small structures that benefit the community. For this project, I supervised groups of students, age 14 to 18, build a multi-purpose Sugar House and Education Center at Codman Community Farms in Lincoln, MA.
I was involved during the last few weeks of construction. Due to the short six week design and construction time period, I led a three student team to design and construct the details in the approach and doors. This experience allowed me to apply the teaching skills I practiced as a teaching assistant at RISD. As a result, I discovered that teaching is truly a priority of mine.
Company: First Hand Projects
Client: Codman Community Farm, Lincoln, Ma
Role: Teacher, Designer & Educator
Lead Educator: Daniel Hewett
Teaching, Education & Design
Design Build, Architecture
Carpentry, Woodworking & Construction