Having traveled extensively through out the United States and a little bit abroad, I am always noticing architecture. It is even more on my mind as I continue my quest to locate the "perfect" house in which to establish roots here in Las Cruces. What I often wonder as I stand curiously examining the lines, curves, and building materials, is how does someone imagine such a grand or practical structure and create a design from which to build it. Many of us have served on building committees where we describe how we may use the space to architects who turn our descriptions into a plan, blue prints, drawings and models that move from concept to design.
If you know of a middle or high school student who might be interested in exploring the field of architecture, Dona Ana Community College will be hosting the Architecture Discovery Camp from July 7-18, 2014. The fifth annual Discovery Camp will give middle and high school students an opportunity to take an overnight trip to Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument along with visiting the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. Students will also have the opportunity to visit architectural firms, museums and plazas. Students will have the opportunity to hear from professors from Dona Ana Community College and Texas Tech University along with local architects, business leaders and government officials. The two week experience will help students learn all of the different considerations involved in design. They are sure to leave with a good sense of what a career in architecture would entail.
Give students an opportunity to learn and discover potential careers is an important way of helping students begin to think about the type of things they may want to do and enjoy for a career. If you want more information click here: DACC Architecture Discovery Camp.