DAA Weekly Reading List

Reading the News - crop
What’s new and noteworthy this week in the engineering and design world? At Draper Aden Associates, we’ve been following these stories and think you should too!

Groundbreaking Healthcare

This past week, Virginia Commonwealth University broke ground on the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children facility.  The VCU Health System is building this new facility in order to help youth battling mental illness. Established in 1956 by the Virginia General Assembly, the VTCC’s new building will offer state-of-the-art technology and expanded inpatient and outpatient wings to provide therapy and support. To learn more about some of the personal stories of former VTCC patients, please visit VCU News.

Better than a Paper Mâché Volcano

Last week, Karen Weber, Senior Project Geologist, in the Blacksburg, Virginia, office visited Dearington Elementary School in Lynchburg, Virginia, to conduct a hands-on learning experience for the students. From discussing what happens to a landfill when it is full to showing how a geoprobe drills holes in the ground for geologists to test for different gasses, Ms. Weber’s presentation allowed students a real-life look at a geologist’s job, all from the immediacy of the school’s playground. You can read more about the STEM-oriented field day on the DAA Blog or from the Lynchburg News and Advance.

Up, Up, and Away!

As move towards the close of another year, Draper Aden Associates would like to extend our congratulations to all those graduating from Virginia Tech’s Land Design Development Initiative (LDDI). As a partner with LDDI, DAA is proud of the students we have worked with this year and are excited to see what new ventures lie ahead for them post-graduation.