Friday, June 25, 2010

SFNOMA Summer Camp

San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SFNOMA)

Summer Architecture Workshop- July 15-17, 2010 at California College of the Arts San Francisco Campus

SFNOMA’s Summer Architecture Workshop is a spirited, 2 ½ day, studio experience for students interested in exploring the profession of architecture. The workshop is designed to introduce young people to the creative process and tools used by architects in their work. The students will be challenged to develop a small site specific project that emphasizes basic understanding of 3-dimensional composition, materiality and proportion. The design problem will be supplemented with site visits andshort lectures by practicing architects.

The primary purpose of the Architecture Workshop is to address the relative absence of architecture as a career choice for young people in under resourced communities. Architecture is a field that requires both specialized skills as well as a breadth of knowledge on multiple subjects. It is also a profession that requires critical as well as creative thinking, expressed both visually and verbally. To that end, the bigger goal is to inspire students to be thinkers and makers, with the confidence to imagine ideas that will have a positive impact in their communities.

Eligible students will have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grades. While the program is open to all students, our focus will be on recruiting young people from under represented and under resourced communities.

Our long term goal is to expand the program from a 2 ½ day workshop to a 2 week intensive studio experience that covers the breadth of architectural inquiry at the small, medium, large and X-large scales.

Registration fee : $ 30 (Scholarships are available)

Application and fee due July 9th, 2010

For more information: and applications please contact Prescott Reavis at

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