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Program connects BPS students with local architects and designers

The Buffalo Architecture Foundation's annual Architecture + Education exhibit goes on display Friday night.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Students and professionals are coming together to celebrate their accomplishments in an educational architecture program in the city of Buffalo. 

The Buffalo Architecture Foundation's annual "Architecture + Education" exhibit will open to the public on Friday, March 6 at Eleven Twenty Projects.

The program connects more than 240 students in Buffalo Public Schools with architects and designers from 12 local firms, as well as University at Buffalo architecture students. Over the last several months, the students and their mentors have been working together on subjects including math, science, history, art, and technology. The program is designed to give students a better understanding of the their architectural surroundings. 

"We partner a Buffalo Public School teacher with an architect or an interior designer and they also get partnered with a U.B. college student from the school of architecture and planning," said Cheri Weatherston, Co-President of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and an associate vice president at Cannon Design. "These teams go into the classroom, they teach lessons, and what we're trying to do is show how architecture and design is in our every day life." 

This year’s participating schools included PS #32 Bennett Park Montessori, PS 37 Futures Prep, PS 50 North Park Community, PS 92 B.U.I.L.D. Community, and PS #212 Leonardo da Vinci High School. 

This year's exhibit will be on display for the public during the following days and times: 

  • March 6: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • March 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 13: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • March 14: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 15: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.buffaloarchitecture.org

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