Landscape Architecture undergraduates guided the visiting group on a tour of the new facilities—the fabrication lab, computer lab and various studios in Blake Hall, the home of the Department of Landscape Architecture on the George H. Cook Campus.
The visit was a combination of informal and formal interactions. The high school students chatted informally with landscape architecture students who explained their latest models and watched studio reviews in action. More formal interactions included a presentation about Rutgers by Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at SEBS Carol Andrew and an overview of the Environmental Planning and Design Program by Prof. Wolfram Hoefer. Landscape Architecture senior Alexandra Duro, 2014 president of the Rutgers student chapter of the ASLA, showed the visitors the projects that spanned her undergraduate career in the LA program.
The high school students have invited the Rutgers students to critique their school projects later this year so that the peer mentoring can continue.