Mentoring the Future

John Rowell spent the last couple of weeks mentoring Phillip Bindeman, a senior at South Eugene High School. Phillip shadowed John, observing all that goes into his job as a Principal. He says of his experience, “I had an image of architecture as people drawing all the time. I realize now it’s a lot more social than I thought. There are lots of meetings, especially for John and Greg. Even though I didn’t understand half of what the architects said in those meetings, I enjoyed my time here. I look forward to understanding what they said in the future.” When asked if he still wants to be an architect after the experience, Phillip said, “It’s a lot of work, but, yes, definitely.” He has applied to several technical colleges, including University of Oregon and Oregon State University.