Last weekend, one of our Project Manager/Project Architects, Carli Sekella, participated as a judge in the Future City Competition – Ohio Region. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from all over Ohio presented their city creations at Columbus State Community College in the hopes of moving on to the National Future City Competition in Washington, D.C. in February.
The theme of Future City 2017 was, “The Power of Public Space.” Students brainstormed, planned, designed 3D models, and created physical models of their proposed cities, addressing real-world challenges in their presentations to judges from engineering and architectural backgrounds.
Carli has been participating as a Special Awards Judge (Best Moving Part category) in this competition for 6 years. She is a professional in the A/E/C industry, and likes to show support for the young girls and boys who are so inspired by building and creating, as she once was (and still is!). She hopes to encourage girls in science and engineering especially, since women make up a mere 26% of the workforce in computer and mathematical occupations (www.dol.gov/wb/stats/stats_data.htm).
Legat Kingscott has completed over 300 K-12 educational projects in the past 10 years. Our passion is creating spaces equipped with the necessities for our children and teachers to excel in the ever-changing world.
More information about Future City can be found at http://futurecity.org/ohio