Studio+ Gives Back, Students Get Hands-On Architecture & Interior Design Experience

Studio+, an Architecture and Interior Design firm, hosted students from East Lee County High School as part of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ STEM@Work program on Friday, October 25. Students had the opportunity for hands-on experience to learn more about the field of architecture and interior design.

Students were given two hours to create a new multi-purpose activities center for a local Fort Myers church, a real client project. The students were divided into groups of five each and then paired with Studio+ architects and interior designers to form competitive teams.

From brainstorming through conceptualization, the student teams created floor plan layouts, building sections, and volumetric massing. Working closely with Studio+ designers, the students transformed rough hand-drawn sketches into digital models using Computer Aided Design (CAD). With design work complete, the students presented their plans for a panel of judges for a chance to win an award for their project.

“Having the students here was equally as exciting for our team as it was for the students,” said Damon Romanello, CEO of Studio+. “We hope to have inspired these young adults to become the future of our profession.”

About Studio+

Studio+ is an Architecture and Interior Design firm focused on transforming the lives of those they touch, specializing in healthcare, senior living, commercial, municipal, and educational markets.

The Studio+ Fort Myers office is located at 12271 Towne Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913. For more information, please call 239.476.8888 or visit