Two Brothers named Fellows for remarkable acts of service

Michael Paciero's distinction on Fellow

The distinction of “Fellow” is reserved for upstanding undergraduate brothers who successfully complete a 500-hour or 60-day service learning project before completing their senior years. At the Brotherhood Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 14, two brothers were honored with the distinction of their remarkable acts of service to the communities around them.

Michael Paciero, Lawrence Tech ‘ 15
As an architectural engineering major at Lawrence Tech, Michael Paceiro has a passion for sustainable development projects. As a Michigan native, he also has a passion for preserving his state. In pursuing his Fellow project, he sought to combine these passions while developing himself as a balanced man.

Paceiro recently led a 50-man team through a sustainability-focused construction project known as “reconstruction” with his chapter brothers and friends. In this method, a building that would otherwise be torn down and sent to the dump in scraps is instead analyzed for the value of its individual parts. Then, using a specialized method, the building is carefully deconstructed to preserve the usable parts of the structure. With these parts in tact, developers are able to design and construct new buildings using the materials.

Paceiro said while the project was focused on sustainable building, he also used the opportunity to educate his team on the grim reality that many Detroit residents are facing concerning the sustainability of their city. The team had the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the local residents during the project, exposing them to the people most impacted by the challenges. The increased awareness has motivated many of his chapter brothers to get involved in other service opportunities in the metro-Detroit area.

Paceiro and his team are now not only working to complete the deconstruction process, but also seeking funding to design and build a prototype house in Detroit utilizing the materials from the project.

 

Building Enclosure Council-Greater Detroit

2015-2016 Scholarship

December 31, 2014
Martin Schwartz
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Lawrence Technological University
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture and Design

The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit (BEC-GD), a subcommittee of The
American Institute of Architects of Detroit (AIAD), has established for the first time, a BEC-
GD scholarship for students. The BEC is dedicated to the advancement of the building
enclosure to foster effective performance of building exterior. The BEC-GD will award one
$1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year to a student who is currently enrolled in
an architectural or building engineering science curriculum. It is the goal of the BEC-GD to
grow the award amount, quantity of awards, or both, and the number of schools
participating in the scholarship program.
We are respectfully requesting your assistance in this endeavor. Enclosed are the
Scholarship Requirements and Application for your information and use. Please inform and
distribute these two documents to sophomores, juniors and seniors students. Questions
may be addressed to:
Building Enclosure Council – Greater Detroit
Attention: Donald Bauman AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
7430 Second Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Fax: 313-202-7122 or email:donald.bauman@akahn.com

Regards.
Donald Bauman

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