A group of 5th graders from Westwood Elementary School in Dalton, GA recently visited Shaw Contract Group’s product designers at Plant 94 in Cartersville, GA. As part of a class career project, each student is researching future career options, the education required, growth opportunities and more. While at 94, students learned about how carpet is designed and made. Additionally, students were able to meet Michael Murphy of MASS Design. MASS is an innovative firm that is using architecture to improve health, economic, and social outcomes in the U.S. and third-world countries like Haiti and Rwanda. Shaw Contract Group is a supporter of development of MASS’s research and training programs that drive its architecture and policy projects in the field.
Hearing from Shaw Contract Group designers and Michael helped to expose the students to several future career options while challenging them to make a difference in the world.