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Miller Hull is now accepting applications for our 2019 Open Studio program in Seattle
5-28-2019 | Press Releases
NEW DEADLINE: Internship applications are due Friday, June 21st. Intensive applications are due Sunday, June 30th. All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com.
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
SEATTLE (May 28, 2019) — The Miller Hull Partnership, an international, award-winning architecture and planning firm, is very excited to announce the return of Open Studio, our summer architecture program created for high school students from underserved communities that offers a broad introduction to architecture. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 program year at our Seattle studio.
Miller Hull has always been an industry leader in providing an environment with an equitable gender mix, but we recognize there are still not enough women in architecture—especially women of color. Architecture is now a recognized part of STEM-based fields, so our role as architects is to help make our profession more accessible. Last year, a conversation on this subject led to the development of Open Studio.
Through outreach and education, the goal of Open Studio is to provide students in underserved communities the opportunity to identify a career in architecture at an early age, so they can successfully navigate toward an architectural education in college. Between the end of their 8th grade year and first year of college, students can participate in Open Studio in three ways:
Open Studio Summer Internship One full-time, paid internship is offered to a high school student who has completed their junior or senior year. For 8 to 9 weeks, this student will have an opportunity to tour construction sites, attend team meetings and work in a professional environment. Over the course of the summer, a portfolio of the intern’s work will be assembled and will culminate in a brief presentation on their last day. Transit expenses to get to our studio are covered.
Open Studio Summer Intensive A free, week-long educational opportunity at our Seattle studio, open to 24 students who want to take a deeper dive into the design process. For two hours each day, they will learn how to sketch and draw, think through a design problem with a teammate and present their work to a group, while receiving individualized feedback and counseling. One of the two-hour sessions will be used to take a field trip to enhance the participants’ understanding of the project.
Open Studio Summer Bridge In conjunction with the University of Washington Women’s Center and Making Connections Program, Miller Hull hosts a two-hour introductory session for 20 to 30 students. Included in this session is a studio tour, detailed presentations of various architectural projects, a creative activity and a question-and-answer discussion.
The deadline to submit applications for the Open Studio Internship is Tuesday, June 11th. The deadline to submit applications for the Open Studio Intensive is Tuesday, June 18th.
For more information about Open Studio or The Miller Hull Partnership, call (206) 682-6837 or visit www.millerhull.com.
About The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP The Miller Hull Partnership is an architecture, planning, urban and interior design firm that creates dynamic and environmentally-responsible buildings, striving for a regenerative and inclusive future. The firm has a studio in Seattle and San Diego with work extending across typologies for public and private clients, including single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, civic, commercial, higher education, independent K-12, community, cultural, gateways, infrastructure and public safety. Widely recognized for innovative, timeless designs and a partnership-driven practice, Miller Hull has received over 350 local, regional and national awards for design excellence, including the AIA National Firm Award and Architect 50’s Top Firm for Sustainability. For more information, visit www.millerhull.com.
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