WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS: “Modernists in the making”

By Vail Stewart Rumley

PROJECT BAUHOW: David Dixon, Washington High School’s drafting instructor, describes what the new computers will mean as his drafting class students look on. Dixon applied for, and received, computers for his class through the non-profit North Carolina Modernist Houses’ Project BauHow.

PROJECT BAUHOW: David Dixon, Washington High School’s drafting instructor, describes what the new computers will mean as his drafting class students look on. Dixon applied for, and received, computers for his class through the non-profit North Carolina Modernist Houses’ Project BauHow.

One lucky class walked out of Washington High School Friday afternoon with new computers, courtesy of an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and archiving Modernist architectural design in North Carolina.

The connection between WHS 9th- and 10th-grade students and the non-profit North Carolina Modernist Houses may not be immediately obvious. But it’s there, in Project BauHow, NCMH’s educational outreach effort to inspire students to study, and perhaps in the future, create, Modernist residential architecture — a style exemplified by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

For the third year, Raleigh-based NCMH has selected three schools for the project, each in a different part of the state.

According to George Smart, creator of Project Bauhow, NCMH targets schools based on need: underserved areas; a population that may not have Internet access; places where the design industry doesn’t have a strong presence. READ MORE…

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