Architecture and Design student

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Have you ever wondered what goes into the selection, design, and implementation of urban interventions in or near your community? Discover the world of urban design through the lens of a collaborative charette in this fascinating camp! Learn about the history of the discipline of urban design, and gain familiarity and facility with hand drawing and computer modeling techniques. Accompany us as we explore a real-world design problem in downtown Atlanta and, after a field trip, propose site-specific solutions taking into consideration of technical, ecological, political, and legal constraints.


Date:Monday, July 17, 2023 to Friday, July 21, 2023
Cost:Day Camp - $460
Residential Camp - $1110
Optional Lunch Voucher (Day campers only) - $60

Megan Driscoll has a background that spans several creative fields, including television production, painting, writing, architecture, and design instruction. Her professional experiences have included producing for CNN and The Washington Post, video freelancing for National Geographic, managing conservation programs with the National Aquarium, and community planning for Habitat for Humanity. Megan has also founded a media company, written a children’s book, and has instructed at UGA in Graphic Systems and Graphic survey studio art courses. Her passion is helping people experience the joy of interacting closely with the natural environment, fulfilling their purposes as stewards and neighbors by creatively working together to build beautiful communities based on respect and kindness. This is Megan’s sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Sahar AghasafariSahar Aghasafari is an Assistant Professor in Art and Graphic Design at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She received her Ph.D. in Art Education from the University of Georgia. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a faculty and lecturer at universities, and she's taught as a full-time teacher at K-12 schools. This is Sahar's sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.