As a high school history teacher in the Boise Public Schools, Doug StanWiens created the Boise Architecture Project (BAP), engaging students to document Boise’s historic and contemporary architecture. He started the program when he taught at Timberline; he now teaches at Boise High. The project integrates traditional documentary research, oral history, photography and digital media and is found at boisearchitecture.org. He invites professionals in history and historic preservation in to his classroom to talk to students. Since 2007 Doug has expanded the BAP project to include other schools in the school district, has been asked to speak to numerous groups about the project, and partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on a nationwide blog about Boise architecture. BAP students contributed over two hundred and fifty volunteer hours to community preservation and history related organizations during the 2010-11 school year. StanWiens also volunteers his time for history initiatives of National Council for History Education, Preservation Idaho and the Boise City History Sub-Committee.
Join us in honoring Doug StanWiens at the 2011 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Art and History. Click here for more info.