In 2014, LSW Architects, in collaboration with high school students from throughout SW Washington, formed Design CoMission. It was formed in recognition of the need to build a future workforce of design thinkers and provide students with meaningful design opportunities.
In the words of the students, “Design CoMission is a group of driven students working in collaboration with the community to make a positive impact. They develop innovative solutions through architecture and design.”
Twice a year, LSW accepts applications for Design CoMission. Up to 12 students are selected for participation in each session. Selected students will meet two afternoons per week and collaborate with professionals on a variety of real-world design projects, earning school credit in the process.
Students will gain experience in areas of:
- Working in teams
- Creative problem solving
- Understanding of Design Process
- Architecture and Design
- Professional communication and presentation
- Design software and tools