Professors Lystra Seenath and Dharmesh Patel, two well-regarded department chairs, have been selected as Palm Beach State College’s 2022 recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards.
NISOD annually recognizes faculty and staff chosen by their respective community and technical colleges for excellence in teaching and learning. This year’s award winners will be recognized at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence, which is scheduled for May 28-31 in Austin, … Continue reading Seenath and Patel selected as 2022 NISOD Excellence Awards winners →
Palm Beach State College architecture students worked late Sunday night building a Colosseum sculpture to help put food on the tables of families in need.
Using non-perishable food and their computer model, the students completed the project at The Gardens Mall for Canstruction 2015, an international charity of the design and construction industry that locally benefits the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
The sculpture will be on display today through June 21 along with those of five other teams participating in this year’s event themed “CANnes International Film Festival.” … Continue reading Architecture students build Colosseum to fight hunger →
Palm Beach State College Professor Dharmesh Patel has been selected Educator of the Year by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Patel was chosen for his innovative initiatives to give students real-world experiences and connect them to local architects. He will be recognized during the AIA Palm Beach Design & Honor Awards Banquet tonight at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach.
“It’s very gratifying,’’ said Patel who taught part-time at PBSC for two years before becoming a full-time architecture professor in 2009. … Continue reading Patel selected Educator of the Year by architecture organization →
Stacking and shaping 2,500 cans of red and black beans, tuna and bottled water into a replica of the United States and two of the nation’s most famous bridges was no small feat, but Palm Beach State College architecture students came out on top.
Their design for the Palm Beach County Food Bank “Canstruction” event won a “Best Meal” award and tied with another team for the “Most Needed Food Items” award.
Using the theme “From Sea to Shining Sea,” seven teams participated in the contest and charitable event benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. … Continue reading Palm Beach State architecture students can do! →
From Contact magazine, Spring 2014
With a camera strapped across his shoulder, Palm Beach State Professor Dharmesh Patel waited in front of the Mandel Public Library in downtown West Palm Beach for his architecture students to arrive.
He was eager for them to see the four-story structure on Clematis Street given that they each had just four weeks to design their own library for a class project. Their designs would be showcased at the fall “Arch-Attack,” a juried event that Patel created in 2009. … Continue reading Great design lies in the details | Dharmesh Patel →