LOUISVILLE, April 26, 2016 — Eight of the ten most wanted employees by the U.S. Department of Labor are ones with degrees in STEM fields. The U.S. Department of Commerce finds that STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. These professionals are in charge of solving the complex problems of today’s world and its future.
Always searching for ways to make an impact on our communities, EOP Architects was delighted to work with the UofL Speed School of Engineering and the Nativity Academy at St. Boniface on the design of a new makerspace for STEM education. EOP’s design transforms the small gymnasium stage previously used for storage into an active learning environment managed by the UofL Speed School Students and Faculty. The Speed School also donated the supplies and machines used throughout the space.
Insider Louisville calls the project a “shiny new makerspace housed on the stage of the former theater in stark contrast to the historic building around it.”