High School Residency: Studio 1

Students can have hands-on learning experiences in architecture and design.

High School Residency: Studio 1 is designed for students in grades 11 or 12 curious about a career in design, architecture or the visual arts. This week-long program is focused on architecture, and design in the context of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, one of America's most significant works of architecture.

Led by a registered architect and educator, this program provides an opportunity for students to examine and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, while living and studying at this remarkable site. Situated in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, Fallingwater serves as a catalyst for the investigation of the building, its history, construction, relationship to the setting and sustainable design practices.

Students will engage in a series of hands-on exercises focusing on space, light, structure, and materials with special emphasis on creative problem solving, and Wright's ideas about nature and organic architecture. Program activities include individual and collaborative projects, drawing,  model-making exercises, and daily working sessions in and around Fallingwater.

Features

Interdisciplinary workshops in creative thought and expression including:

  • Exceptional access to Fallingwater
  • Architecture and design problems with hands-on building projects directly related to the house/site relationship
  • In-depth, scholarly discussions and applications of Wright's principles of organic architecture
  • Drawing, design, and materials workshops

Facilities

Participants will stay at High Meadow, an award-winning residence designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  The property is situated within the 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, adjacent to Fallingwater. High Meadow includes eight bedrooms, each with twin beds and a private bath as well as a kitchen and common areas for relaxing, dining and meeting. High Meadow’s setting, with its unsurpassed views of nearby Chestnut Ridge, is bound to inspire creativity.

Classes are held at the adjacent Cheteyan Studio, and on-site at Fallingwater. Meals are locally prepared.

Eligibility

Any student who has completed his or her sophomore or junior year in high school is eligible to apply. No previous design experience is required. Students curious about architecture, design or visual art careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.

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

For more information, contact Amy Humbert, Education Programs Coordinator, at ahumbert@paconserve.org

 

Dates for summer 2018 will be announced soon.

$1,200. Meals, housing and all materials included.