BAP students working on our Boise 150 Grant
BAP students at Boise High are currently busy putting together a project for our Boise Sesquicentennial grant. They are researching and selecting two representative buildings from each decade since Boise's founding in 1863. Each building will have a short film and slide show made about it detailing it's history, local events that connect to the building from that decade, and national events that tie the building to a larger historical context. The project will be made available to the public through the City of Boise and for teachers as local history curriculum materials.
BAP Receives Grant from Boise Arts and History Department
The Boise Architecture Project received another grant in September from the City of Boise Arts and History Department. The Grant is $1100 and will be used to purchase a new Apple computer to be used for multimedia projects such as our ongoing documentary on St. John's Cathedral and for developing digital and mobile content. We thank the City of Boise for their generous ongoing support for our project!
BAP and StanWiens at May 5 Fettuccine Forum
Doug StanWiens will be the featured speaker at the May 5, 2011 Fettuccine Forum at the Rose Room in downtown Boise. The title of the talk will be Boise 360: Preservation, New Media, and the Boise Architecture Project. How do you get a new generation excited about architectural preservation? Blog on a website, put up a YouTube video, or just Facebook it! New technology tools are changing the look and feel of preservation in America and one student centered project in Boise is helping to lead the way. Mr. StanWiens’ discussion will explore some current uses of new technology in building communities focused on preservation and local history.
BAP Featured in Preservation Magazine
The Boise Architecture Project is featured in the Making a Difference page in the Jan/Feb edition of Preservation Magazine. See the whole article at http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2011/january-february/stanwiens.html
BAP Students Win Top Awards in ISHS Photo Contest
The Idaho State Historical Society recently awarded the top prizes in their Preservation Month Student Photo Contest. For a second year, BAP students placed well in the contest. This year, Timberline High School BAP students had 32 entries and were awarded 12 of the top 20 Finalist awards. Additionally, Sydney B. won second place and $100 for her beautiful photo of Boise High with Fall colors. And...Ashley C. won the Grand Prize for her amazing photo of the Idaho State Capitol reflected in a puddle. Congratulations to all BAP student winners!
BAP Students Visit the NTHP
Nine students representing the Timberline High School Boise Architecture Project were invited to lunch at the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Thursday, March 25. The NTHP headquarters is located in Andrew Mellon's old apartments in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington DC. BAP students met with the Online Content department for a pizza lunch and discussion about the project. Other attendees were Dwight Young and Preservation Magazine Senior Editor James Schwartz.
BAP Receives Tech Grant from HP
The Boise Architecture Project recently received a generous grant from Hewlett Packard's Gifts in Kind program where HP employees are encouraged to assist non-profit organizations with technology grants. We received a laptop and a color printer valued at close to $800 from HP which will be used immediately for student website programming and project work. The BAP thanks HP and Anita Tjan from HP for their very generous grant. We appreciate your support for your community!
BAP Receives City of Boise Arts and History Grant
The BAP recently received a $1200 Cultural Initiative grant from the City of Boise Arts and History Department. This grant was written in part to pay for the redesign of the BAP website which will eventually feature the ability to add additional projects in other cities. Thank you to Teri and the Arts and History Department for funding the BAP!
BAP Receives an Idaho Humanities Council Grant
The BAP recently received a $1000 grant from the Idaho Humanities Council for the purchase of a new digital camera and a video camera for the project. With these, the BAP can finish its St. John's Cathedral documentary this school year and hopefully show the video in the spring. Thanks to the IHC for their generous grant!
BAP Picked by National Trust as Featured Classroom
Doug StanWien's AP US History classes and the Boise Architecture Project were recently selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as their featured Teaching Preservation classroom. BAP students will blog for the NTHP's website on preservationnation.org during the year. Blog subjects will represent BAP activities and projects with a focus on how the BAP introduces students to historical and architectural preservation.
BAP Receives AASLH Award of Merit
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) presented an award of merit to the Boise Architecture Project. Jan Gallimore, Director of AALSH and Shelby Day, co-chair of the same association, presented the award on September 15, 2008 to THS students who contributed to BAP and to their advisor Doug StanWiens. BAP was started to preserve the different forms of architecture in Boise, and to make students aware that architecture is more than just a building. “Now I can see a city for what it is, an art piece,” senior Hannah Artis said. BAP members are assigned to take pictures and research public or privately owned property, and then they post their results on the BAP website which has over 20,000 hits to date. “We grew so much last year,” Artis said, “Our class went all out and the word spread.” Those who visit the site will see photos and read the histories of local buildings such as the West Side Drive Inn, the Egyptian theater, and the Capitol Building. Artis worked with senior Morgan Mushlitz on projects such as the Edith Miller-Klein Home and the Cathedral of the Rockies. “Now I look at a building more closely and wondered who lived there and what other history it holds,” Mushlitz said. The three main goals of BAP are that students learn architecture and history, that they learn project management and that they learn photography and research skills. “The students who participate in the project will never look at architecture the same way again,” StanWiens said.
BAP Recognized at Fettucine Forum
Thank you to Mayor Bieter, Tully Gerlach, and Mark Baltes for their recognition of the BAP at the May 1st, 2008 Fettucine Forum. We appreciate it!
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The BAP is an education project, not a commercial site. All pictures on this website were taken by BAP participants unless otherwise noted. Student research was compiled from interviews with building owners, architects, and/or occupants, with help from preservation experts in the community. We try our best to do quality research but we cannot guarantee the veracity of our oral and historical research. If you see an inaccuracy, please help us by emailing BAP advisor Doug StanWiens at email@example.com.