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Architecture Discovery Camp 2013

Dona Ana Community College Pre-Architecture Program

Monday, 8 July 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 19 July 2013 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

Architecture Discovery Camp 2013

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Grade Level 10-12   more info 4 Registrations Ended Free  
Grade Level 7-9   more info Sold Out Ended Free  

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Architecture Discovery Camp 2013

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Welcome to the site of Architecture Discovery Camp 2013 at Dona Ana Community College of New Mexico State University dacc.nmsu.edu www.nmsu.edu

For more information, contact Luis Rios, Professor at

luirios@nmsu.edu or (575) 527-7747



This two-week program is designed for Mid and High School students interested in learning about architecture and related fields. Students will gain hands-on experience in architectural design, drawing, software, model building, presentations, and team building. Students will also learn about famous architects, architectural styles & history and sustainable design.

Presenters will include DACC and Texas Tech University Professors, DACC President Dr. Margie Huerta, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Local Architects, Engineers & Developers, experts in the areas of sustainable design, and student volunteers of the DACC - AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) organization.

Students will divide into two groups: Mid School Age and High School Age. They will form teams and participate in a design competition which will be judged by local business and industry professionals. Prizes will be awarded.

DATES / TIMES: July 8 - 19, 2013. 8:30am - 1:00pm (except July 10 & 12, which are Field Trip days - see below)

LOCATION: DACC East Mesa Campus: Room DADM 202 ('Home Room), Architecture Studio Classrooms & DACC Auditorium

FEE: $75 (Payable by June 3, 2013). This camp fills fast, and official registration is not complete until all forms and payment are received therefore, it is recommended that this process be completed as soon as possible.  Read below for further instructions.  Failure to meet the deadline will result in student being disenrolled thus allowing students on the Wait List to be automatically enrolled. Should space still be available, it may be possible for disenrolled students to re-enroll, provided the fee and forms are promptly submitted.


In order to complete registration, follow the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Fill out all the student and parent information on this webpage.

Step 2: Visit the Program Website at:  http://dacc.nmsu.edu/adc/index.html.  Read all documents, rules and policies, and completely fill out the required forms found on the 'Required Forms For Parents' link at  http://dacc.nmsu.edu/adc/for-parents.html .

Step 3: Make payment of $75 and submit ALL required forms along with payment to:

               Dona Ana Community College, East Mesa Campus

               2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

               Las Cruces, NM 88011

               Room DADM 200

               Attention: Architecture Discovery Camp


Parents, please click on the 'Reguired Forms For Parents' icon on the following webpage:  http://dacc.nmsu.edu/adc/for-parents.html. Completely fill out each form and submit along with the required Camp fee.


     $ 75.00 plus cost of personal classroom supplies, 8.5" x 11" SketchBook, USB drive, and lunches/snacks.

TWO FIELD TRIPS ARE PLANNED: (General information below. View the 'Program Overview & Rules' page for detail information.

FIELD TRIP 1: Wednesday, July 9 - LOCAL FIELD TRIP. This is an extended day, beginning at normal time but ending at 3:00pm. NMSU vans will be utilized. Students will need lunch money. Parents welcome on their own.

FIELD TRIP 2 - Friday, July 12 ALBUQUERQUE FIELD TRIP This is also an extended day, beginning at 5:45am and ending at approximately 6:00pm. NMSU vans or a Chartered Bus will be utilized. Students will need lunch money. Parents welcome on their own.


Tuesday, July 9. 6:45 - 8:30pm at DACC East Mesa Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


Parents, plan on attending the first day of Camp for at least the first hour. You should also plan on attending the field trips on your own if possible, and DEFINITELY the last day of Camp, when the students' Final Design Competition Projects will be presented and judged by local architects, followed by lunch and the awards and recognition ceremony. Please encourage your child to go to sleep early, get plenty of sleep, and prepare for the next day in order that he/she will arrive early and be alert throughout the day. Also, do not hesitate to contact the program facilitator, professor Rios, at any time with any questions or concerns.

Architecture Discovery Camp at NMSU - Dona Ana Community College

For more additional, contact:

Luis Rios, Professor at luirios@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7747

Kim Zieske, Department Secretary at kizieske@nmsu.edu or 575-529-7310



Pre-Architecture program at DACC (http://dacc.nmsu.edu/programs/ddt.asp)

Student Chapter of the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students (www.aias.org)

NMSU/DACC Bookstores (http://nmsu-lascruces.bncollege.com)

Local AIA Chapter ( American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org)

White Sands Federal Credit Union (www.wsfcu.org)

La Posta Restaurant (www.laposta-de-mesilla.com)

Roberto's Restaurant

Allen Theatres (www.allentheatresinc.com)

La Morena Walking Tours of Historic Mesilla  (http://www.oldmesilla.org/html/museums_tours.html)

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (www.downtownlascrucespartnership.org/)

UNM School of Architecture   (http://saap.unm.edu/)

Antoine Predock Architect (www.predock.com)

Bart Prince Architect (www.bartprince.com)   

Texas Tech University college of Architecture  (http://arch.ttu.edu/)

City of Las Cruces:  Mayor Ken Miyagishima and Tom Schuster, Sustainability Officer  and the Summer Lunch Program  (http://www.las-cruces.org/

Joni Newcomer (LEED AP) - NMSU Sustainability Manager  (sustainability.nmsu.edu)    (http://www.facebook.com/NMSUSustainability)

Miles Dyson of Inspection Connection, Green Building consultant (http://www.icenergyrate.com/)

Frame and Art Center of Las Cruces

Barnes and Noble of Las Cruces (www.bn.com/)

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Have questions about Architecture Discovery Camp 2013? Contact Dona Ana Community College Pre-Architecture Program

When & Where

DACC East Mesa Campus
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Monday, 8 July 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 19 July 2013 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

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