Fayetteville Design Camp: Inside the studio

Students work on their projects in studio in Vol Walker Hall on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.  (Photo by Julia Trupp)

Students work on their projects in studio in Vol Walker Hall on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. (Photo by Julia Trupp)

By Julia Trupp

Anthony Sysoukrath sits at his workplace, charcoal pencil in one hand and his smart phone – with a Minecraft computer game-filled screen for inspiration – in the other.

It is the last day of the Fay Jones School’s annual Design Camp. Students are creating their models for “Maple Creek,” this year’s outdoor classroom project, and Sysoukrath is worried that he is not good at drawing and cannot get the scale right for his model.

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Summer 2015 design camp is largest in school’s history

Students tour the Arkansas Architectural Archives, Special Collections, University of Arkansas, located within Mullins Library. (Photo by Noah Billig)

Students tour the Arkansas Architectural Archives, Special Collections, University of Arkansas, located within Mullins Library. (Photo by Noah Billig)

By Julia Trupp

Toys such as Erector construction sets, Legos and Lincoln Logs are essential parts of many childhoods. Spending hours making simple structures can inspire the future architect in a seven-year-old.

Each year, the Fay Jones School hosts Design Camp, a weeklong event for students going into ninth through 12th grades who are curious about architecture and design. This year, three camps were held in Fayetteville, Hot Springs and Little Rock.

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