Architecture students appreciate AAP’s digital fabrication technician
Frank Parish, digital fabrication technician for AAP, was recently recognized by an appreciative undergraduate architecture student for his commitment to provide abundant and exceptional technical support for the students who use the Digital Fabrication lab. In an unsolicited email to Peter Turner, AAP assistant dean of administration, Austin Beierle (B.Arch. ’11) commented that Parish “has taken an unbelievably stressful and difficult time of the semester and managed it in a professional and compassionate way. Everyone that has used the digital equipment owes him a debt of gratitude.”
Parish manages the schedules and training of 30 student employees, who assist him with lab operations. The lab includes several laser cutters that cut and score materials such as chipboard, paper, wood, and plexi-glass. It also includes two 3D printers and a CNC milling machine.
“Please extend this thanks to the rest of the shop and lab staff as well, and to yourself for coordinating all of these players year after year,” continued Beierle in his acknowledgment of Parish’s efforts. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Parish by Beierle on behalf of the 2010 architecture students.