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The following article by Andrew Kiraly for the June 2017 Issue of Architecture Las Vegas.
You probably think I’m going to write about the design of Cashman Equipment Company’s campus in Henderson — how, say, the building’s slick, self-assured muscularity and bold colors cleverly reference the earth-moving machines it sells. But what’s of real interest is literally beneath the surface — 400 feet below the surface, to be exact.
Over the past four months, I participated in an exciting volunteer-based program that exposes youth to the realm of architecture and design. Once a week, I had the privilege of presenting Ms. Robert’s 5th grade class (Canyon View Elementary) with structured lesson plans highlighting key design concepts and principles; including scale, space, structure, rhythm, typology, planning and presentation skills.