Eugene, Ore., Feb. 20, 2013 — At 6:00 p.m., AIA Southwestern Oregon Chapter professionals from five local architecture firms presented their projects to University of Oregon architecture students.
A table of pizzas from Track Town, filled the bellies of students, professors and professionals. This provided fuel for the presentations and presentation questions to come.
The presentations were highly interactive, with students asking questions and providing criticisms. But the students were not the only ones providing this.
A set of interior design students that were asked to create concepts for the Octagon, presented to the professionals. The students received both friendly and animated questions and criticisms.
Those students that helped set up, and those that hung around to talk to the professionals, found that they were warmly encouraged to converse more intimately.
The events that AIAS sets up are geared to connect students to professionals. It is up to the students to take that extra step to connect with the professionals personally. Those that go for it, find a very pleasant reward for their efforts. Connections are important.
For pictures of the event, find the 2013 Pin-Up in the event log and scroll down. Or click here.
For a video of the event, by AIA-SWO, click here.