Graduate Teaching Assistant, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
Randy Fernando is the current Brunkow & Schomburg Fellow at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Positioned as a Teaching Assistant in both the First-Year Design Studios and Intro to Architecture course, he has a passion for education, which includes his recent involvement in the 2015 Architecture+Education program. With his current focus in the Situated Technologies/Material Cultures Research Group, his goal is to explore the relationship of the digital fabric to the context of a material environment.
His other interests include spending his leisure time choreographing dance, and exploring various sites, urban or natural, for photography purposes.
Architecture + Education
BY BETH TAUKE
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"These kids have big ideas and only through making do those ideas come alive."
In Architecture + Education from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Beth Tauke, joined by graduate student Randy Fernando, we learn about the Architecture + Education program. This initiative of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and the University at Buffalo earned the 2013 AIA Diversity Recognition Program award for introducing thousands of grade-schoolers to architecture over the past 13 years. Faculty and students work with practitioners in the Buffalo Public School system to introduce students to the idea of architecture, concepts in the practice, and career possibilities. The program's motto, adapted from Dr. Seuss, is true to its mission: "Think LEFT & think RIGHT & think LOW & think HIGH. Oh, the things you can come up with if only you try!"