AD EX, in collaboration with the AIA Dallas Education Outreach Committee, is excited to continue and grow its architectural day camps for students with the addition of two spring workshops for ages 6 to 11. Our “Edible Skyscraper” activity introduces the concepts of structural components of skyscrapers, withstanding earthquakes, human scale design, and building typologies – all while designing and building a structure with the fun food materials given.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Tallest Skyscraper
  • Least Expensive Skyscraper
  • Best Design
  • Structural Seismic Integrity
  • Most Edible

Additional at-home instructional activities will be provided to keep the architectural exploration going!

The series is developed by practicing architects, in partnership with K-12 and nonprofit educators. Students will not only learn about career paths in architecture, design, and engineering, but also explore how to use design to become better stewards of their neighborhoods and champions for a more functional, beautiful, and equitable city. Our K-12 activities inspire, encourage, and educate students about architecture while highlighting the importance of creative problem solving.

COST:

$20 – all materials included

Have a financial need? Select the free ticket option and let us know how this camp will help your student.

MATERIAL KITS:

Materials for the camp will be shipped prior to the event date. A valid mailing address is required. Please note the materials include the following food items: spaghetti, marshmallows, gumdrops, and Jello.

WORKSHOP FORMAT:

The workshops will be held via Zoom. We will use the same zoom session throughout each session. If for some reason, you have to step away or you have technical difficulties, you will be able to rejoin the sessions at any time. The workshops require access to the following:

Access to a computer, laptop, or cellular device
Headphones strongly recommended
A valid email address (google account preferable)

PARENT ORIENTATION:

Detailed instructions will be emailed in advance of the program, and an optional virtual parent orientation has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 from 6:00-7:00 PM. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.