Architecture Camp

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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

Dr. Jon Davey is starting his 35th year of design teaching. His focus is on young people’s ideas of what design is and their development of three-dimensional spatial skills.

R. Buckminster Fuller Award- AIA Illinois
Illinois Connections Award for Distinction- Illinois State Board of Education
Award of Merit for Best in K-12 Architectural Education- American Architectural Foundation
Citation of Honor- Illinois Council of AIA
Presidential Award- AIA
Regional Educational Award- Construction Specification Institute

To contact Jon Davey directly call 618/453-3734 or email.

Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; SIU School of Architecture; College of Applied Sciences and Arts. In cooperation with SIU Conference and Scheduling Services.

Kid Architecture Brochure

Middle/High School Architecture Brochure


Camps Schedules

Kids Architecture (Grades 4-6)
June 19-23, 2017

Check in: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Friday field trip: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m
Program location: SIU Carbondale, Quigley Hall

Fees: $180


Middle School Architecture (Grades 7-9)
July 9-14, 2017

Check in: 3 - 4 p.m. Sunday
Camp: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Friday field trip: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m
Program location: SIU Carbondale, Quigley Hall

Fees:

  • Resident: $520 - includes all dinners (Sunday-Thursday); lunches (Monday-Friday); breakfasts (Monday-Friday); 5 nights in air-conditioned SIU residence hall (Sunday-Thursday); supplies, materials, field trip transportation; limited accident medical insurance; t-shirt, and quality instruction.
  • Commuter: $370 - includes all of the above except breakfasts and lodging.

High School Architecture (Grades 9-12)
July 16-23, 2017

Check in: 3 - 4 p.m. Sunday
Camp: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Friday field trip: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Program location: SIU Carbondale, Quigley Hall

Fees:

  • Resident: $520 - includes all dinners (Sunday-Thursday); lunches (Monday-Friday); breakfasts (Monday-Friday); 5 nights in air-conditioned SIU residence hall (Sunday-Thursday); supplies, materials, field trip transportation; limited accident medical insurance; t-shirt, and quality instruction.
  • Commuter: $370 - includes all of the above except breakfasts and lodging

Registration Deadline: Enrollment is first come, first served. In the past, these camps have filled up quickly, so advance registration is highly recommended. Payment must accompany registration.

Program Requirement: The 2017 Academic Camp Medical Release Form must be received in our office at least 3 business days before the start of camp.

Cancellation: A refund, minus a $15 cancellation fee, will be issued upon written request received 7 business days before the beginning of each camp. At any time after that date, refunds (less the $15 non-refundable fee) are made for medical reasons only and all such requests must have a signed statement from your physician


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Any Questions? Please call Coordinator Leslie Brock at 618/453-1141 or send an email.