Oct 20, 2021 _ news
Stefan Cornelis Named to C.A.M.P Board of Directors
The Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) has named GBBN Associate Stefan Cornelis to its board of directors. C.A.M.P.’s summer program aims to “inspire young people to become excited about the impact that architecture and building design have on society, and on the quality of life.” Offering an immersive, four-day experience, C.A.M.P. not only introduces students to the discipline of architecture, but it highlights the work of influential architects of color. C.A.M.P.’s long-term aim is to “increase diverse representation in architecture schools and the profession.”
A C.A.M.P. volunteer for the past four years, Stefan was drawn to their mission. He’s particularly excited about the possibilities of involving more kids thanks to C.A.M.P.’s virtual offerings. “The virtual camps we’ve had the past two years are opening up new opportunities to reach kids in different and digitally interactive ways, and create a network that crosses regions,” says Stefan.
As part of C.A.M.P.’s Mentor Committee, Stefan will help the organization expand its offerings beyond summer camp through a mentoring program. “Kids who might not have the opportunity to come in close contact with architecture get the chance to explore what architecture entails,” he says. “The program sparks their curiosity in a field where they are largely under-represented.”