More than 235 Taubman College students design a different spring break

More than 235 Taubman College students Design a Different Spring Break

What is a day in the life of an architect or urban planner like? Hundreds of students at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning had the opportunity to spend their spring break finding out. This year, more than 235 architecture undergraduate, graduate and urban planning graduate students spent a week taking advantage of the special volunteer externship called Spring Break Connections.

The externship experience allowed students the opportunity to combine their academic studies with real-world experiences. Students were exposed to a variety of activities including utilization of the newest technologies to design space, creating plans to support projects, attending meetings with clients and visiting buildings/sites under construction or design.

Externship students were hosted by more than 200 architecture firms and urban planning organizations in over 20 U.S. cities. Many former Michigan students who participated in the program served as hosts to current students. Thank you to all of the 2016 hosts who helped illustrate the world of possibilities that await Taubman College students after graduation.

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