Fallingwater Architecture Camp, a Residency Program for High School Students, Sparks Lifelong Passions and Launches Careers

High school students interested in architecture, art and sustainable design may apply for Fallingwater Architecture Camp, a high school residency program for students ages 15 to 18. Architecture Camp is an unforgettable, week-long educational experience at the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania.

Offered twice during the summer, from July 7 – 14, 2011 and again July 19 – 26, 2011, Fallingwater Architecture Camp provides students with a rare opportunity to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas through interdisciplinary, hands-on working sessions at Fallingwater and Bear Run Nature Reserve, the spectacular forested area surrounding the house. Distinguished leaders in the field of architecture lead the program, which investigates the art and science of building, environmental stewardship and sustainable design practices.

“Students who participate in Fallingwater Architecture Camp gain fresh perspectives on learning, a whole new set of skills and knowledge, contacts in the field of architecture, and insights into their own talents, interests and potential. Many of our former participants have gone on to enter competitive undergraduate programs in architecture, design and related fields,” said Roy Young, Fallingwater’s curator of education.

The cost of the program, which includes room and board, is $1,000 and applications are being accepted now through April 20, 2011.

The July 7 – 14 session is led by Aron Temkin, AIA, a licensed architect, professor of design and Dean of the School of Architecture and Art at Norwich University. This session considers how Wright’s ideas about design, materials and the natural environment informed his work.

The session beginning July 19 is taught by Peter Goldstein, AIA, an educator and licensed architect from Dallas, Texas. It explores environmental and design-related issues at Fallingwater and other works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Additional information about Fallingwater Architecture Camp for high school students, including detailed information about the two programs offered and application instructions, may be found at Fallingwater.org/45. Or, potential applicants may contact Jennifer Hiebert at jhiebert@paconserve.org or 724-329-7826.

Fallingwater celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2011, with special events throughout the year and commemorative items available for purchase at the Fallingwater Museum Shop. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org.





About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks and has conserved nearly 229,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


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