Recently scholars in Sharonda Jones' Introduction to Academy of Construction and Design class enjoyed the opportunity to learn from local architects Don Keppler, AIA, and Timothy Hawkins of the Michael Marshall Design firm (MMD).
Scholars watched a time-lapse video of the creation of the Entertainment Sports Arena in DC's Ward 8, which illustrated the progress of the project from groundbreaking to completion. Mr. Keppler and Mr. Hawkins brought along the construction drawings for the arena for scholars to read and discuss. The architects talked with scholars about the real-life applications of construction drawings and the role of architects in the building process.
"It was a pleasure to share with them everything that we have to offer in ACAD, and I look forward to future opportunities for our students to learn from and work with MMD," said ACAD instructor Sharonda Jones.