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Classroom Spotlight September 6, 2019

BDS Architecture students lay the foundation of studio culture with a bamboo building project

BDS Architecture is building its studio culture by literally building bamboo structures.

Students collaborated in small groups to create the structures using 20 pieces of 4′ long bamboo and 100 Zip Ties. Gabriel Kroiz, associate professor at Morgan State University and BDS Board member, introduced the project to students and demonstrated a few different techniques for creating strong joints between pieces of bamboo using Zip Ties. Students then began experimenting on their own. Each group developed a unique structure that required solving its own set of problems to achieve structural stability. Students worked with Architecture teacher Mr. O’Hara and classroom assistant Katie Zaeh – architect and adjunct professor at Morgan State University.




Pics submitted by Architecture assistant – Katie Zaeh. More pics and a video can be found on the Baltimore Design School Facebook and Instagram pages.