The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture chapter of Freedom By Design™ brought home two awards from the 2015 AIAS FORUM, the national conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), held December 29-January 2 in San Francisco. The UNC Charlotte team was recognized as the 2014-15 Chapter of the Year and was awarded the 2014-15 Project of the Year.
As the AIAS community service program, Freedom By Design™ encourages architecture students to use their skills to “radically impact the lives of people in their communities,” says the AIAS website. The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture started a Freedom By Design™ program in 2007 under the mentorship of architecture faculty John Nelson, Greg Snyder, and David Thaddeus.
The 2014-15 project by the UNC Charlotte Freedom By Design™ chapter was a play structure for the playground at Chantilly Montessori Elementary School.