Architecture You Love A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture


NCMH's High School Modernist Architecture Initiative
Educating the Next Generation of North Carolina Modernist Architects

Multi-year support for Project BauHow provided by
the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust


2015-2016 * 2014-2015 * 2013-2014

High school drafting students are the future of architecture; it is critical they get better opportunities to learn and master CAD (computer aided design) software.  Up to 60% of rural North Carolina high school students are in families without the means to provide a CAD-level computer at home.

For students who are interested in a career in architecture, or any design field, high school drafting classes can't provide enough class time to achieve the proficiency (or portfolios) required for college.  This severely limits career opportunities, especially in rural areas.  

NCMH's Project BauHow has given 300 desktop CAD computers and monitors to date for students to take home and keep.  Students then have an opportunity to practice CAD all they want at home.  Later, with class instruction, they can test their learning through an NCMH design competition featuring a Modernist house.  Winners get a scholarship to the NC State College of Design's Design Camp.

NCSU Design Camp has introduced more than 3,300 high school students to the exciting world of design in architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, graphic design, and design studies.

Project BauHow provides the equipment, means, and motivation for young people to explore architecture with the intensity it requires.  Project BauHow inspires and accelerates learning through increasing student computer access, expanding the ability of drafting teachers to give meaningful assignments, and encouraging and rewarding the study and creation of Modernist residential design.

The drafting teacher determines student need and allocation of CAD systems for home use.  Assignments are submitted on USB sticks which all students have.  Internet access is not required at student homes. 

Support:  Implementing Project BauHow requires an sponsorship investment of $6,000 per school per year.  Sponsors make the magic for putting CAD systems into the homes of rural drafting students across the state.  You'll be part of the school BauHow video; and get named attribution and in numerous press venues.  Your contribution makes a profound difference in the next generation of Modernist architects.

For more information, contact Project BauHow Director Rebekah Laney at

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