UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The studios and classroom spaces within the Stuckeman Family Building will be emptying in a few short weeks as students graduate or retreat for the summer months. But come July 14, the building will again be abuzz as the Stuckeman School kicks off the annual Architecture/Landscape Architecture Summer Camp.
Now in its 15th year, the camp is intended for high school students interested in architecture, landscape architecture, architectural engineering or construction management. It provides the opportunity to experience the professions and see firsthand the kinds of activities that take place in university architectural and landscape architectural programs.
The four-day interactive camp allows students to practice design exercises and hands-on building and model-making activities in the very same space – with access to the same materials, drawing tables and board space – as current architecture and landscape architecture students. It also includes an introduction to the latest technology in computer-aided drafting and modeling, visits to a construction site and a professional architecture office, a field trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob houses, and various lectures, films, campus tours and social activities.
“This camp is an awesome opportunity to discover if you would like to study and pursue a career in design in the built environment,” said Cathy Braasch, assistant professor of architecture and camp director. “Students find out very quickly if this studio environment is good fit for them.”
The camp, which is an outreach service of the College of Arts and Architecture, runs July 14-18 on the University Park campus. Registration is required.
To learn more or to register for the 2019 Architecture/Landscape Architecture Summer Camp, visit http://bit.ly/UPSummerCamp.