Architect Inspires Next Generation Through Books
- Aug 8, 2016
As a student at the University of Texas at Arlington Khang Nguyen, an Associate on Beck’s Architecture Team, found good friends in the school’s Latinos in Architecture (LIA) Group and even volunteered as the historian for the chapter. Today he continues to give back to this group.
Khang recently took it upon himself to organize a book donation/library development drive to collect books that are essential for the teaching and research of Architecture for local schools. These books are often too costly for most schools or students to afford.
“The thought behind the idea is that these books can motivate a young student to stay in school and encourage them to pursue a college degree in Architecture,” says Khang. While the books themselves can inspire the architects of tomorrow, it’s the notes in each of the books that can have an even greater impact. Khang inspired each person to write a note in the books that they donated, like these examples:
Khang’s goal with this projects is to “make students curious” about the profession.
And just in case you’re curious about Khan’s favorite architecture book – it’s Atmospheres by Peter Zumthor – a book recommended by David Jones, one of his college professors.