emersion DESIGN is an active member of the community, and we put our time where our mouth is on that! Our staff are actively involved in many outreach activities, including guest speaking at various community meetings and lending our design input to city-wide and regional initiatives.
architecture by children
Chad Edwards, RA, LEED AP, was one of 45 architects who spent several months mentoring local students for the 2008 Architecture by Children competition. Approximately 1,500 K-12 students in 40+ schools and home-school groups, created roughly 150 projects under the oversight of the volunteer architects who started visiting classrooms in January. The 2008 competition focused on a dwelling. Each student was allowed to choose their own client and then designed a dwelling that provided for five activities: sleeping, eating, cooking, washing and one other activity that is specific to the client as well as at least one sustainable feature.
Students worked with their teacher-architect team in the research and development of their designs creating either 2D or 3D presentations. emersion DESIGN staff assisted with the judging of projects created by the homeschoolers Chad Edwards mentored. Top projects from each class were submitted for the Exhibit and Design Competition.
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great american cleanup
Eight employees, co-ops and family members of emersion DESIGN participated in the Great American Cleanup April 26, 2008 at upper Millcrest Park in Norwood.
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 2.8 million volunteers and attendees. The hardworking volunteers donated more than 7.7 million hours in 2007 to clean, beautify and improve more than 17,000 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond. Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.
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fine arts fund
emersion DESIGN continues to have strong participation by its employees with the Fine Arts Fund Campaign. From the inception of emersion DESIGN, the company has been involved in the Fine Arts Fund and the arts in Cincinnati. We are very happy to assist in maintaining the high standards of arts in the Cincinnati community.
Along with the Fine Arts Fund many of our employees are members of organizations such as the Art Museum, CAC, have Cincinnati Symphony Subscriptions or volunteer for one of the many Arts organizations in the Greater Cincinnati Area. emersion DESIGN is committed to the strong arts community that Cincinnati has enjoyed for years. We feel that everyone in the community benefits from the arts – the arts make our city a more vibrant, fun place to live, work, and enjoy life.
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