Fay Jones School to Host Virtual In-Person Design Camp Sessions for Summer 2022




Shawnya Meyers

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design will host four Design Camp sessions this summer.

This summer, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design will host four different Design Camp sessions, including several in-person camps on the U of A campus in Fayetteville and one virtual camp.

Design Camp 2022 sessions include two separate one-week in-person camps, a school-guided virtual camp and, for the first time, a two-week in-person advanced residential camp. Registration is open for all camp sessions on the the school website.

Design Camp offers students a chance to learn more about architecture and design and explore what they look like as potential future careers. Each Design Camp session integrates the three disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design and features projects that include all three areas of design. Students have the chance to learn new skills, including sketching and observation, how to analyze a site, and how to approach a design problem from conception and early ideation to completion, most often in the form of models and drawings.

“Camps are a great way for students to see firsthand what a career in design would look like,” said Alison Turner, assistant professor of architectural education and director of community education at the school. “Throughout the week, students design projects in a studio space, which is the same studio used by Fay Jones School students, but also feels like a work experience.”

Last year, Fay Jones School offered a two-week virtual advanced camp to meet the needs of more experienced campers. Following the success of the virtual camp, the school is now offering the two-week in-person advanced camp on the U of A campus from June 12-24.

Advanced camp is open to students in grades 11 and 12 who have previous design experience. Advanced Camp students will stay in a residence on campus and will have planned evening and weekend activities, including field trips.

“The two-week advanced camp will give students a chance to really immerse themselves in the experience,” Turner said. “This will allow us to have design projects of a longer duration and for students to take several field trips to see design projects and meet local designers. Students will also have time to really get to know the Fay Jones School faculty and students, as well as getting to know each other.

The Fayetteville 1 and 2 in-person camps take place June 13-17 and June 20-24 and are open to students in ninth through 12th grade. Students also have the option of spending the night in a university residence for each of these camps.

“Students will also meet many designers in all three professions, including professors and local practitioners,” said Turner. “Next, we’ll visit local design projects to connect their in-studio design project process to real buildings and spaces in real life.”

The virtual camp session will run from June 27 to July 1 and is open to students in eighth through 12th grade. The camp will use an online learning platform with Design Camp lessons integrated, and students will meet daily via Zoom sessions with the school’s design faculty and students for discussions, feedback and feedback. advice.

“The virtual camp platform uses video clips and projects that are part of the FAY Design Virtual Education Series which was created during the pandemic, and it offers an experience very similar to our in-person camp, where students are guided through design projects, virtually “tour” buildings and spaces, and work closely with faculty and Fay Jones School students who serve as camp faculty and teaching assistants,” Turner said. “It allows students who cannot come to our camp to have a very similar experience.

The cost of the one-week Fayetteville 1 and 2 camps is $400 for the day camp only and $700 for the residential camp. The cost of the two-week Fayetteville Advanced Camp is $1,650. There is no charge for virtual camp, but an optional gear kit is available for $30. Equipment and meals are provided for each in-person camp. A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available.

Registration is required for all camps, and the registration deadline is May 20. More details and registration links can be found on the Design Camp page on the the school website.

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