Tonight I will have the privilege of sitting on a design jury for a Baker College architectural design class. I was invited to participate by architect friend Ron Campbell who is teaching the class. Since I was quite possibly an architect in a former life (or perhaps destined to be one in the next?), this sounded fun and I jumped at the opportunity.
The students will each be making a presentation of their Schematic Design for a library in the fictional small town of Ambleside that just happens to have a few similarities to Lapeer, not the least of which is the site itself: a slightly modified version of a real site in Lapeer. The other jurors are a librarian and a landscape architect; I am to bring a City Planner's perspective to the panel. But I'm sure my inner architect will be heavily engaged as well. I can hardly wait.