Author: Azeez Bakare
Title: BLACK ARCHITECTS IN THE MAKING [BAM]
Category: Diversity and Inclusion
Description: The United States has produced very few black architects over the years. A recent survey conducted by the National Council of Architectural Boards (NCARB) reports over 113,000 registered architects in the United States of which less than 2% are Black Americans. Of these Architects, the directory of African American Architects reports only about 400 are Black Women. BAM is a not-for-profit program focused primarily towards educating middle and high school students about architecture. BAM workshops are led primarily by black professionals who volunteer their time to immerse themselves in underserved communities where children live, learn and play, to awaken their interest in architecture and the construction industry. Our workshops vary and consist of a series of creative fun games, presentations, physical model building, creating color boards, as well as hands-on computer model making sessions.