HMC Architects is committed to mentoring the next generation of architects and helping students advance in the architecture industry.  HMC’s John Park and Shweta Joshi recently collaborated with Chabot College’s Architecture students to assess and critique their final presentations.

This year, students were asked to design a paint shop that can be used for color sampling in downtown Hayward, California. They kept program spaces, context, exterior façade, and structural parameters in mind as they designed their projects. Alongside Professor Adrian Huang and Gary Struthers from PYATOK Architecture + Urban Design, John and Shweta offered constructive, real-world feedback on the students’ projects, inspiring them to pursue advanced architectural studies and embark on their journey to becoming architects. Shweta said “The students’ work was mind-blowing and I’m still buzzing! From detailed program requirements to stunning 3D models, their talent and dedication are inspiring. These projects prove the strength of Chabot’s program and the positive impact of the school’s architecture program and Chair Adrian Huang.”

As a 100 percent employee-owned firm, HMC team members are deeply invested in their communities. The HMC Architects Designing Futures Foundation Bridge to College program provides unrestricted philanthropic grants to support community college students who aspire to careers in architecture, engineering, and related fields. HMC and the DFF are proud supporters of Chabot College and have leveraged their impact through volunteerism and community engagement. The DFF supports Chabot’s architecture program through its Bridge to College program and each year the school receives a $5,000 unrestricted DFF grant to support underserved students who aspire to ACE-related careers. Shweta Joshi serves on the college’s Architectural Advisory Board, advising and preparing the next generation of architects.