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A/E/C Mentors Create Curriculum For Girl Scout Design Challenge

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The AIA Kansas City Chapter and the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri held the final round of the Girl Scout Design Challenge (GSDC) in April. GSDC is a mentorship program for 6th-12th grade Girl Scouts that pairs them with female design professionals to learn about the fields of architecture, graphic design, urban planning, landscape architecture, and interior design. The goal is to teach girls about these professional fields and spark their interest in pursuing a career in one of these areas.

GSDC consisted of four teams, each made up of eight Girl Scouts and two to three mentors. Mentors represented five design professions: architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, and interior design.

Ninah Butler, PLA, represented BHC in the program. She along with other members of the AIA Kansas City Chapter worked together to create the program curriculum.

Teams will be asked to design a new space that could theoretically be built at Camp Tongawood. At the end of the program, the teams will present their project concept and design to a jury panel during Kansas City Design Week. All participants will be involved in development of the project and in delivering the presentation.

BHC was a sponsor of the program, along with many other local Kansas City partners in the A/E/C.

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