NEW Architectural Technologies Program at Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, Ohio has a rich architectural heritage, and is in near constant need of new designers and drafters to inherit its legacy. Architectural firms have found that proficient drafters are often in short supply, as the closest architectural school is nearly an hour away, and many of these graduates leave the area.
A full, accredited architectural program is outside the range and scope of a junior college, but Tri-C has in the past and can in the future train architectural drafters and designers. The purpose of such a program would be trifold. First, Tri-C would train capable drafters for Northeast Ohio firms and studios. Second, due to Tri-C's commitment to affordable tuition and fees, the door to the profession of Building Designer and Drafter would be open to students in a broader, fuller range of economic and social backgrounds. Third,Tri-C's new program would provide a path towards matriculation into terminal programs in Ohio's five accredited schools of architecture.
For more details, see the proposal drafted by Christopher Lobas.
As a supporter of the Profession of Architecture in Northeast Ohio, I urge Cuyahoga Community College to carefully consider the proposal (drafted by local architect and teacher Christopher Lobas) and found a NEW, SOLID ACADEMIC PROGRAM in ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIES.
Respectfully, the undersigned.