Veteran Design Team Challenge
The first Veteran Design Team project began in 2013 with a Design Team Challenge.
We offered post 9/11 Veterans an opportunity to come together to create models that reflected our logo and organization values: educate, enrich, empower. The Team was selected from men and women attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh as well as The University of Pittsburgh. Under the guidance of sculptor Allyson Holtz and former Board member and architect, Noel Kennard, the Veterans built eight cardboard models that reflected different approaches to the project. To reflect the collaborative process, we selected what we felt were the most prominent features and then arrived at our final concept.
Under Kennard’s direction, the Challenge model was fabricated in 2014 by Veteran welders at Dean Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh PA.