July 15, 6248

Architectural Opportunities for Students

It’s great when we can be a part of opening a youngerstudent’s eyes to the architecture around them.  Our walking tours are always fun when it’s a highschool group.  And, just Tuesday night,the Center was filled with student artists, their teachers and parents as wecelebrated the great work in our The Art of Architecture exhibition.

We’re brainstorming on other programs for this age group.  Including akite-building workshop for 8-10 year-olds in a couple of weeks.  Today we take our news item to let you knowabout a couple of summer workshops that you should consider…

One takes you to western Pennsylvania and Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece,Fallingwater.  Students can choose fromtwo week-long residencies.  The first,from July 7-14 will be led by Aron Temkin, the dean NorwichUniversity’s School of Architecture. It will look at how Wright’s ideas aboutdesign, materials and the natural environment informed his work.  The second session, from July 19-26, is led byour very own Peter Goldstein from Skyline High School’sarchitecture cluster.  It will focus on environmentaland design-related issues at Fallingwater and other Wright projects.

The application deadline for these programs has beenextended to May 5.  For more information andto apply, visit theresidency website.

The other workshop is close to home and a joint project by DCFA, the Nasher Sculpture Center and The RachofskyHouse.  From June 20 to June 24, studentswill explore some of the most talked-about and innovative structures in Dallas. Participants willvisit buildings designed by a host of the world’s leading architects includingPritzker Prize Laureates Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Norman Foster, Thom Mayneand I. M. Pei. Applications are currently available and will be accepted on afirst come, first served basis from now until May 27.  For more information, visit theworkshop’s website.

 Keep watching formore programs like this…see you soon at the Center.

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