Category sustainable design

Revamp the Camp and its Grounds- Maddy S.

Hello, fellow bloggers, it’s Maddy a current sophomore at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and member of the Engineering Pathway. Over the course of these next few months, my classmates and I will be completing our Cornerstone Project which allows us to graduate on the Distinguished Achievement Plan and also determines the […]

Engineering a Better World – Emma Foster, Fo’sheimer and Filles Fabrications

What an exciting time it is for Project Ventura: the airstream has almost reached completion and the class is getting ready to present it on May 23rd! I hope that our clients (ARS Teachers) and all you blog readers are as excited for this as I am. The ebook, which we will use as a […]

Fans of FLOR–Gus Dexheimer, Fo’sheimer and Filles Fabs

Alright AdVenturers. We’re officially coming down the homestretch. We are almost finished, with just three weeks left in the school year and even less time until our big presentation on May 23rd. To give you a brief update, we just finished the first drafts of our chapters for the eBook, which outlines our journey and tells […]

I’m Kinda Impressed With my Guesstimation Skills – Ms. JO

Ms. JO here, the crazy teacher behind this whole project. I just wanted to post a few pictures of the FLOR carpet squares that I laid out today. The instructions said to let the carpet squares “breathe” in the space before the actual install. Who knew we ordered flooring that was into yoga?! Perfect for […]

Tiny Life, Tiny Problems! —Gus Dexheimer, Fo’sheimer and Filles Fabs

Howdy Howdy AdVenturers! I am writing with great, grandiose news: we’re coming down the homestretch and it’s looking like we’re going to be practically finished in time! I know this seems expected, but sometimes the task is so daunting to us that we start to doubt the outcome’s timeliness. But the news is that there’s […]

How does your Garden VENTURA grow?

Hello we are the Avengers (Vanessa, Hope, Zoë and Aleeya). We are helping the 10th graders with the trailer, through our project called, Garden VENTURA. Our job in this project is to design the exterior of the trailer, while the 10th graders designed the interior. Some of the designing that we enjoyed and were interested […]


Project VENTURA is a 10th grade engineering project at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The project is centered on the restoration and conversion vintage travel trailers into “eco-trailers” that will somehow be used by our school community.  Teams of 3-4 students are given a budget with which they must come up with […]