Architecture and Design student

Explore the interesting world of architecture, from drawings to scale models! You'll learn the basics of perspective and architectural scale drawings, examine the various delivery systems for houses (water, electricity, heating and cooling), and work in a small group to create a scale model of a house that you design together. We'll look at traditional and experimental designs from past and current architects, and take a close look at the environmental costs and opportunities that are available in building design. You'll leave this program with an understanding of how designers create and use a pattern language, and a better idea of what it takes to become a professional in the field.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 27, 2016 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $800

None. This course is designed for students with little to no background in architecture.


Lawrence Stueck received both his Ph.D. and M.F.A. in Art from the University of Georgia, and currently teaches 3D Design and Studio Art in the Upper School at Athens Academy. Lawrence is an environmental sculptor, and is actively involved in the arts and environmental organizations in the Athens community. He is the faculty advisor for Athens Academy's SEEDS Club (Seek Education, Explore Discover), and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). His latest works are often on display around Athens. This is Lawrence's fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Jon Biron received his M. Arch from North Carolina State University and his B.A. from The University of Georgia. After practicing architecture at firms in New York, Rhode Island, Maine and Georgia, Jon decided to try teaching, and has been an Adjunct Instructor at UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art since 2007. Jon was Board President of Athens Land Trust and served for ten years on the Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission. He is also an active print-maker specializing in traditional Japanese wood-block prints. This is Jon’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.