“Architecture fascinates me, I love designing things on paper and seeing them come to life in three-dimensional form,” said Charters. “I want to design homes, buildings and structures that capture the attention and interest of people who see them. I want to design timeless structures that are enjoyed by generations to come.”
Money for the scholarships comes from the interest earned on a much larger contribution of the Stuard’s to the NHE. Stuard requested that the Orange County association administer the funds as scholarships to support workforce training in the industry.
“With college education costs on a steady increase, it’s refreshing to see the generosity of the Stuards providing students the opportunity to continue their studies,” said Jon Robertson, of California Pacific Homes, and immediate past president of the BIA/OC.
The association also created the Building Industry Technology Academy at Katella High School in Anaheim three years ago to help educate students in the home building industry. For information on the academy and the Southern BIA Education Foundation, click here.
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