High School Residency: Studio 2

High School Residency: Studio 2

4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 to noon on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Price: $1,200, which includes meals, housing, and all materials.

Are you interested in applying to an architecture or design undergraduate program? Do you need to build a strong college-bound portfolio of creative work? Then join us for this seven-day intensive skill building course for students age 17 years or older. Studio 2 is designed to assist you in your preparation for admission to an architecture or design college. This learning opportunity is perfect for students wanting to explore the fields of architecture and design or seeking a gap-year opportunity to broaden their personal experience.

The students in this program will be exposed to traditional elements of the first-year studio foundation, typical of courses required in architecture, design and the visual arts. The intended outcome of this course is to assist students in the creation of three projects suitable for a college-bound portfolio. Students will explore 2D and 3D design problems and mediums as well as craft and critique. Instructors will introduce the students to many of the vocabulary, processes and skills needed to be successful in the visual arts and architectural professions.

Students applying to this program will need to communicate through their application materials an existing base of skills in one or more art mediums. Digital (CD) or printed portfolios should be submitted with your application to this program.

The instructor for this course is Daniel M. Cohen, who is a licensed architect and educator based in New York, NY.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he has taught with the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Daniel previously worked for Lubetz Architects (Pittsburgh, Pa), CookFox Architects (New York, NY) and is currently working as a Project Manager for Grant Projects (New York, NY).


  • Fallingwater, an iconic building and teaching tool, will be utilized to inspire students
  • Creation of three strong college-bound portfolio projects
  • Familiarization of creative and critique process
  • Exploration of architecture and design professions
  • Rich scholarly discussions

Student residents live dormitory-style at the Kirkpatrick House at High Meadow, a split-level house located on the scenic Bear Run Nature Reserve, within walking distance from Fallingwater. The highlands setting, with unsurpassed views of nearby Laurel Ridge will recharge your creativity. We hold classes at the adjacent open-air studio and on-site at Fallingwater. Lunch and dinner are prepared by local restaurants, with one cooked by Fallingwater's chef featuring seasonal ingredients.

All students who have a digital or printed visual arts portfolio and have completed their junior or senior year in high school are eligible to apply. We limit enrollment to 10 students each year. 

Apply for High School Residency, Studio 2
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017.

For more information, contact Ashley Andrykovitch, Curator of Education at aandrykovitch@paconserve.org