Awards & Honors

B Arch Student Presents Summer 2018 ORCA Program Project

Fourth-year B Arch student Bella Fishta recently presented work as part of the Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts Program (ORCA) offered by CCNY. Fishta worked with Associate Professor June Williamson as her faculty advisor. The project, “Graphic Documentation and Analysis Techniques for Case Studies of Suburban Retrofits,” investigated a selection of suburban sites in Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, DC and Massachusetts. Her findings outlined how these abandoned or unused sites were redesigned to become parks or mixed-use developments with housing, retail and other amenities.

ORCA is a program offered by CCNY that seeks to engage students in exciting and cutting-edge work being done at City College. Students from across the college who apply have the chance to work closely with chosen faculty for a summer of hands-on research relating to their field of interest. Students like Bella who complete the summer experience present their findings in the form of a poster, web-page or video at a symposium in the fall.

Additional information for the program and its application requirements can be found here.