(Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities)
UDream strives to increase diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh.
Critical thinking... Innovative Design... Healthy Neighborhoods
Architecture Building Communities (ABC) Week
This year over 20 local (Pittsburgh), high school students convened on CMU's campus for an intense, comprehensive urban study. Students teamed up with UDream participants of varying educational backgrounds (e.g., architecture, planning and landscape architecture) to consider site, program, space, structure, and use. Compiling on the site, located in the Hill District, previously analyzed by the UDream participants, the high school students, including one Hill District resident, considered the making of "place."
UDream provides recent graduates of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning programs the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of urban design in a summer and fall immersion experience.
UDream begins on the Carnegie Mellon University campus with a 5 week program of academic courses and studio work with an emphasis on urban sustainability. The courses and studio are taught by architecture faculty and local urban design practitioners. The academic program is followed by a 12 week internship with an urban design or architecture firm, public agency, or non-profit group engaged in planning and community development.
The goal of UDream is to increase diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh. UDream is looking for recent graduates from the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture who are interested in staying and working in Pittsburgh upon completion of the program. Through the generous support of the Heinz Endowments, UDream is able to offer full tuition, stipend, housing, and travel to and from Pittsburgh to program participants.
Program Director, UDream
Architecture Building Communities
How can designers improve communities?
In this week-long camp, high school students learn how to develop ideas into creative, new design solutions for a local Pittsburgh neighborhood. Working with young professionals and designers from the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design fields, high schoolers gain first hand design experience as they learn spatial planning, site documentation, model building, history, and how to use innovative technology tools.
As a team, we will consider possible uses for the property and create a design solution. At the end, we present our solutions to friends, family and members of the community. This camp is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Heinz Endowments.
Registration for 2014 is now closed. Check back with us to view what this year's participants created for the Hill District Community Development Corporation.
News + Updates
UDream Community Presentation | Hill District | Tuesday, September 16th @ 6pm at Ammon Recreation Center (2217 Bedford Avenue)
UDream (Coming soon...)
Pittsburgh Young Professionals (More Info)
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AIA Pittsburgh Event Calendar (Click Here)
Urban League of Pittsburgh Events (Click Here)
ULI Pittsburgh - Young Leaders Group (Click Here)
Summer 2014 | Life After You Dream
UDream Alums purchase, rehab, and invest in Regent Square (Click Here for Article)