The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects chose social justice theses from three SAIC students as meritorious. Derar Alchikh Ibrahim’s Resilient School for Migrant Populations received a 2nd place award and Sara Noemi Pena Sahad and Lorenis Janet Rosario Salgado’s Breaking the Cycle prison reform received an honorable mention.
Derar's transportable expandable, modular school can be airlifted to immigration camps to start in situ education for children in transition.
Sara and Lorenis's approach to reforming incarceration experiences studied existing standards, identified standards that could be ameliorated, and shared strategies for transforming the status quo.
Student CCAIA awards will be acknowledged at the CCAIA Holiday party Dec. 6.
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