High School Workshops

High School Workshops

The College offers two summer high school workshops: the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp AND the Discover Landscape Architecture camp. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.

Career Explorations

June 5-June 11, 2016

This workshop, developed for high school students at all levels, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of discussions, design studio explorations, field trips and video presentations. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where students explore design issues and nurture creative energies. As part of the workshop students will learn about architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios, explore various career opportunities, visit architecturally significant buildings and iconic landscapes and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.

Discover Landscape Architecture

June 12-June 17, 2016

This week-long workshop provides high school students with a unique experience to explore and discover the design profession of Landscape Architecture. The workshop includes field trips, classroom discussions and design projects. As part of the workshop, students will visit professional offices and travel to various designed landscapes such as Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Nebraska's Centennial Mall and Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park to name a few. In addition, students will also explore preserved and enhanced natural landscapes such as the Elkhorn River, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park and the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Here the world is your canvas.

Landscape Architecture is "the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment." Landscape Architects collaborate with communities, architects and engineers to design campuses, parks, gardens, cities and large-scale land planning projects. To learn more about the profession, visit the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects at www.asla.org.

Who Can Participate?

Students who have completed two or more years of their high school education and have an interest in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design are encouraged to apply. You do not need courses in art or drafting in order to participate. Applicants will be selected on the basis of a review of materials submitted with the application procedure. We have reserved space for 36 students in the Career Explorations workshop and 15 in the Discover Landscape Architecture workshop.

How Much Will It Cost?

The fee for the workshop is $585 per participant. This includes studio supplies, program fees, meals and lodging. Students participating in this residential program are supervised overnight while in the residence hall by College of Architecture staff.

How Do I Apply?

Each applicant must completely fill out this online form and include reference information from persons (other than family members) familiar with the applicant’s academic and creative ability. In addition, each applicant is to submit a 500 word essay which describes why you are interested in design and why you wish to attend the workshop. Please be specific.

All application material must be received by the College of Architecture office on or before April 4, 2016. Those who are accepted must confirm attendance by submitting the $585 fee on or before May 9th. Those students not confirming by the deadline will be replaced by an alternate applicant.

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