High School Architecture Camp

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Type of Event
Camp
Contact
Conference and Scheduling Services
618-536-7751
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 Campers come from around the country and the world to build friendships, and learn about buildings and design. Our award-winning architecture camps introduce young people to the design of the built environment.

Learn

  • Why do buildings stand up?
  • Why do buildings look the way they do?
  • How is a building designed, built and reused?
  • What do architects and interior designers do?
  • How and why do people define space? 

Understand

  • Construction materials
  • Computers in design
  • The design process
  • The importance of the built environment
  • Design drawing as a problem solving tool

Activities

  • Explore historic architecture
  • Travel to St. Louis or other architectural sites
  • Learn about the history of architecture with slides, discussion and costumes
  • Discuss how the built environment affects our behavior
  • Engage in the design process; brainstorm and critique
  • Sketch, render, and build models
  • Check out computer graphics and computer aided design (CAD)
  • Visit construction sites
  • Try your hand at casting concrete
  • Join in small scale construction project

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