CLUB LIFE: Exploring Architecture and Design Across Campuses

CLUB LIFE: Exploring Architecture and Design Across Campuses

What: Bi-Co Architecture was founded in the spring of 2015 by a group of Growth and Structure of Cities majors who wanted to engage with design and architecture beyond their coursework. The club is a unique co-curricular Bi-Co opportunity for students who want to explore the vast field of architecture. The club aims to build a community of students who also help educate one another on architectural history, theory, and drawing techniques. Club activities build on courses in the Cities Department in a more informal, peer-led environment. Club members often get together to discuss and debate developments in architecture, and the club has sponsored trips, such as a recent one to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa., and a mural tour of Philadelphia. Last year the club took a day-long visit to New York City, during which Timur Galen ’78 led a construction tour of Hudson Yards, the largest real estate development in U.S. history.

Who: The club is run by Nicky Rhodes ’19, Rio Morales ’17, Sophia Randazzo BMC ’17, and Alexandra Mitrovich BMC ’18.

When: Bi-Co Architecture hosts a variety of different meetings and activities ranging from discussions and sketching sessions to day trips and workshops. Sketching sessions typically happen outside on-campus or in the Rockefeller Studio at Bryn Mawr College.

Did you know: The club has experience collaborating on campus projects with Facilities. Haverford’s Assistant Director of Facilities Management Dave Harrower has offered guidance for design projects in the past and, last year, set up the club with an impromptu studio space in the Locker Building.

Get involved: Email any one of the co-heads to be added to the mailing list and gain access to updates on meeting and event schedules.

Photos of the recent Bi-Co Architecture Mural Tour of Philadelphia by Justin Brendel ’18.

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