Bergmeyer, the award-winning design collaborative based in Boston, Los Angeles, and Columbus, is partnering for a second year with The Hip Hop Architecture Camp (The HHAC) for its 2023 Hip Hop Architecture Camp x Bergmeyer Scholarship and Internship Program open to high school juniors and seniors looking to pursue a career in architectural design. Applications are open for submission through April 28th, 2023, and the recipient awarded the honor will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship and a week-long internship with Bergmeyer in 2023. The recipient will be notified via email in May of 2023. New this year, students must have successfully participated in a previous Hip Hop Architecture Camp in the 2022-2023 year to be eligible to apply.
“I am extremely honored to partner with Bergmeyer again and build on a long-term relationship with their team, to not only provide a scholarship to a young person looking to study architecture but provide real-world experience and an opportunity to travel to Boston,” said Michael Ford, Founder of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp. “This is the second year in what will be a long-term partnership to support industry-wide efforts to empower the diverse professionals we introduce to architecture.”
Now in its second year, the partnership between Bergmeyer and The Hip Hop Architecture Camp strategically extends support past the financial opportunity of the scholarship with the implementation of the design internship, which provides the student awarded a hands-on experience to learn and develop their skills in architecture, urban planning, and design. Providing students from historically marginalized communities the opportunity to gain real-world experience working in a professional setting is a mission-critical component of Bergmeyer’s approach to furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion through actionable efforts in the architecture and design industries.
“Michael Ford is truly a revolutionary,” says Bergmeyer’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mike Davis, FAIA, LEED AP. “His approach – using hip-hop culture as a critical lens to introduce Black and Minority youth to the creative potential of architecture and design – is something that virtually no one else is doing. He is single-handedly changing how an entire generation of expressive young Americans sees and understands design as a profession, creating exactly the change that architecture needs right now. Bergmeyer is proud to be able to sponsor his important work.”
Students interested in applying for the Hip Hop Architecture Camp x Bergmeyer Scholarship and Internship opportunity must be current public-school juniors or seniors who plan to enroll at a college or university to major in architecture or design at a NAAB accredited School of Architecture in the United States.
- Eligibility: To be eligible, students must also have participated in a Hip Hop Architecture Camp from previous years, or during the February and March 2023 camp sessions.
- Scholarship Amount: $1,500.00
- Paid Internship: The scholarship recipient will receive a one-week, paid internship at Bergmeyer's headquarter office located in Boston, MA, during the summer of 2023. The recipient will be notified via email in May of 2023.
- Travel: If the scholarship recipient is not located in or around the greater Boston area, all travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the recipient to travel to Boston during the summer of 2023 to participate in the internship at Bergmeyer, including hotel and airfare.
- Qualifications: If the student is under 18 years old at the selected date/time of the visit to Bergmeyer in the summer of 2023, a parent or legal guardian will be required to accompany the student if travel and lodging are required depending on the student’s location. The additional expenses for the legal guardian will also be covered by Bergmeyer, including hotel and airfare.
- Application Deadline: April 28th, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST (Application period open from February 1st, 2023, through April 28th, 2023)
- Apply now: https://www.bergmeyer.com/trending/the-2023-hip-hop-architecture-camp-x-bergmeyer-scholarship-internship-program
To learn more about Bergmeyer and its award-winning design work, please visit www.bergmeyer.com.
Creative. Connected. Curious. Bergmeyer is a Design Collaborative of architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and brand strategists; inspired through partnership, thoughtfully creative, inherently curious, and driven to fulfill its client’s needs. Bergmeyer’s approach to design is empowering and ego-free, forming proactive partnerships with its clients and project teams to create a shared sense of ownership throughout the entire creative process. Bergmeyer designs for its clients’ clients, the people whose lives and experiences are enhanced by its work. Challenging its teams to focus first on understanding the end user - the customers, students, employees, visitors, and residents - while delivering on its clients’ vision and return on investment. Bergmeyer has offices in Boston, Columbus, and Los Angeles.
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About The HIP HOP Architecture Camp®:
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp® is a revolutionary program founded in 2016 by Michael Ford, the esteemed licensed architect and cultural trailblazer known as The Hip Hop Architect. This week-long intensive experience is specifically designed to empower underrepresented youth to explore and excel in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and creative placemaking through the lens of hip-hop culture. Our program is based on the "4C's" - Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking - and brings together students with top industry professionals, including architects, urban planners, designers, community activists, and hip-hop artists. Together, they work to envision and create innovative designs for their own communities, using a range of mediums including physical models, digital models, and even their own original Hip Hop Architecture track and music video. Join us at The Hip Hop Architecture Camp® and discover the power of design to shape and uplift your community.
For more information, please visit www.HipHopArchitecture.com