Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences
This academy focuses on providing skills and experience necessary to attain entry-level jobs in Architectural Drafting or Building Construction Technology. Students may choose a technical path leading to an apprenticeship or a professional path toward a certificate, two year or four year college degree.
Architectural Drafting students have the opportunity to earn national industry certifications in Autodesk AutoCAD User, Revit, and Inventor. Building Sciences students have the opportunity to earn national industry certification in OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All academy students have the opportunity to qualify for Bright Futures and Gold Seal Scholarships.
Benefits of joining this academy include:
- Hands-on technical training in a related field of interest
- Opportunity for national industry certifications
- Academics taught in relation to the construction industry
- Teamwork to accomplish career and academic goals
- Opportunity for dual enrollment and internships
The Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences, in partnership with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation and the St. Johns Builder’s Council, is committed to motivating students to explore careers in architectural drafting, carpentry, masonry and other building trades.
Program of Study
Mr. Nunamaker’s ACE club has been working for months on their RFPs for competition in April. Students are skilled and accustomed to the architecture and engineering side of things, but they had the opportunity to see the construction side of Architecture and Building Sciences this week. ACE students visited the World Commerce Apartments construction site …
Universal Technical Institute of Florida came out to Pedro Menendez High School to give a demonstration on the career opportunities for students in STEM fields. UTI brought out a lot of their technical equipment, allowing students to be hands on with the equipment and get a taste of working in the field. Students were excited …
Pedro Menendez’s Drafting students welcomed Jackie Rowland and Xan Newsome of Russell Rowland to share about the world of structural engineering. Xan is a 2020 graduate of Pedro Menendez’s Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences and a CAD designer for Russell Rowland. Xan shared his experience of being a CAD designer and offered advice to …
Early last week, Full Sail University brought in it’s “bus” in order to expose students, from Pedro Menendez’s Building Construction and Digital Design academies, to the many offerings of FSU. Students were able to interact with Full Sail’s amazing technology and test their skills against one another.
Students in Mr. Rosenberg’s Building Construction Technologies classes have been working on side projects as a morale boost for our teachers. Utilizing recycled and donated materials (mostly pallets and scrap wood), students have taken requests from teachers and staff for small projects to brighten their classrooms and offices. Staff members have sent their requests and …