On Creative Placemaking......
"We live, work, study,
Anna Sanko, ARC
People Who Make it Happen!
Board of Directors
Jay Jacot, Associate AIA
Members at Large:
Alan J. Plattus
As Founder and Executive Director for the ARC, Anna leads the collaborative teams efforts to develop the ARC and implement its mission and goals. Her development experience has secured the Center over $2,000,000 in grants, contracts, materials, and services. In addition to the day-to-day operation and planning of the program, Anna works with the student and faculty populations throughout the Northeast. She has successfully taken the ARCs design programs to national and international audiences through conferences and workshops in the United States and Europe, which have resulted in numerous state, national, and international awards. Her vision and determination have resulted in an individual National Endowment for the Arts grant for the purpose of writing and documenting the Design Connections© program. She was editor, photographer, and contributing writer for the teacher and student editions of New Haven's Cultural Landscape: its changing people and places©. Anna is currently directing The Hartford Connection© program which will result in publications for secondary school students and teachers in Connecticut and also serve as an interdisciplinary model program for educators throughout the country connecting the local landscape to state and natinal curriculum standards.
Anna has participated on Connecticut State Department of Education and Business and Industries Curriculum Advisory Committees and is a visiting design critic at the University of Hartford Ward College of Technology, where she has served as an adjunct professor. In 1998 Anna was appointed a Master Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Young Audiences of Cnnecticut. She is a certified facilitator for Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection education programs and has recently completed a Master of Arts in Education at Goddard College in Vermont.
Skilled in the latest design and communication technologies, Darlenes extensive professional experience also includes copywriting, editing, and product development. Other programs developed on behalf of the ARC by Darlene include an environmental graphic design scavenger hunt Searching for Signs which was launched at the 1995 Special Olympics World Games. For the Design Vision program at the Waterbury Enlightenment School, Darlene conducted the professional development and students workshops for the Logo Design and Motivational Poster projects. As a founding member of the ARC and now an Advisory Committee member, Darlene participates in program discussions and decisions.
With a BFA in Playwriting and an MFA in Advertising Design, Darlene is equally adapt at both design and has an unexplainable pathological affinity for the technology used to fabricate ideas. She is the sole proprietor of Susco Visual Communications in Hartford, Connecticut, and has a broad range of creative services to a diverse roster of clients for over ten years.
Kathleen Hunter Executive Director of Moving History, Kathleen is a history education consultant, working with school districts and history organizations to interpret local, state and United States History. She holds Masters degrees in History and Education. She has taught school in a wide variety of school settings, and she has worked as a program specialist for the Michigan Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Hunter is the former Director of Education for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a developing partner of the U.S. National Registers Teaching with Historic Places program, and director of programs at Connecticuts Old State House. She recently completed a three-year contract as Director of the Teaching American History program for the Connecticut Urban Consortium. Ms. Hunter directed the National Trusts strategic plan for its education programs, and she developed the curriculum framework for the Teaching with Historic Places program. She has conducted numerous workshops throughout the United States for many hundreds of teachers and historic site personnel, and she has written extensively on local, state and U.S. History.
Kathleen has participated on numerous ARC projects and programs as an advisor, writer, and workshop presenter with plans to work with the ARC in its state programming expansion plans.
ARC collaborates with schools, community organizations, art and historical institutions, local and state government agencies, and colleges and universities to plan, develop and deliver its program and has been cited as a prototype for education/business partnerships. There are no other programs in Connecticut offering similar education experiences.
Recent partners include: The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance at Yale University; Trinity College; Yale University Teacher Education College, St. Jospeh College; Old State House; Connecticut State Library; New Haven Museum and Historical Society; and the Capitol Region Education Council. These partners have been supported as well by outstanding regional and state cultural organizations , government agencies and individual scholars and historians!
The ARCs volunteer corps participation is crucial to the organizations sustenance and growth.
The Architecture Resource Center (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) CT State licensed, federally tax-exempt charitable
arts and education organization founded in 1991 by Anna Sanko.
The ARC is funded in part by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and the
National Endowment for the Arts. Copyright © 2012 by ARC.