Design I students gain basic experience at Design Camp

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By Alex Gladden

For each of the past three summers, students attending Design Camp in the Fay Jones School have designed an outdoor classroom project.

This year, the students who met on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville were divided into two groups: Design I, for beginners, and Design II, for those with more experience and knowledge.

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Design Camp students take field trip, observe architecture

Students approach Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

Students approach Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

By Alex Gladden

During the weeklong Design Camp session held on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville last week, students and their instructors took one day for a field trip. They visited both Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which allowed them to experience world-class art and architecture.

“Many have already been to these places, but it’s a different perspective,” said Noah Billig, a Design Camp instructor.

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Park(ing) Day brings nature, awareness to Dickson Street

Matt Talley, an architecture student, Sarah Moll, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson and Hannah Moll, both landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School, set up their "parklet" for Park(ing) Day on Sept. 18.

Matt Talley, an architecture student, Sarah Moll, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson and Hannah Moll, both landscape architecture students in the Fay Jones School, set up their “parklet” for Park(ing) Day on Dickson Street on Sept. 18. (Photos by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

Nature invaded a small area on Dickson Street last Friday. University of Arkansas students took a metered parking space and temporarily transformed it into a public park for community members to enjoy. They were celebrating national Park(ing) Day, which happens the third Friday in September.

“This is something new for us. We wanted to create a more livable space for people and to bring the community together,” said Hannah Moll, a landscape architecture student in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the university and president of the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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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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Contemplating the Relationship of Time in Design

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By Bailey Kestner

Around six years ago, Jennifer Webb said that she had a discussion amongst her first-year interior design students about the impact that time has on interior space. Webb thought there was no impact, but her students corrected her.

“I realized they were completely right in that it did have impact,” said Webb, an associate professor of interior design in the Fay Jones School. “We never talk about it – the explicity of time.”

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Summer Design Camp offers chance to explore design craft early

Participants of Design Camp sit in front of a waterfall at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

Participants of Design Camp sit in front of a waterfall at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

By Lauren Robinson

Ted Mosby might tell you that even though it takes a lot of time and effort to become a practicing architect – four, maybe five, seasons – the profession is rewarding.

It might not be rewarding in such a way that practicing architecture means designing a skyscraper in New York City, where Mosby, a fictional character on the television show How I Met Your Mother, works and lives. However, future architects, landscape architects and interior designers might very well have the opportunity to use their skills in locales around the world.

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Rudzinski leads architecture classes in Delta

Russell Rudzinski talks with students at Lakeside Middle School in Lake Village, Ark., during Architecture in the Classroom sessions earlier this month. (Photo by Charles Giles)

Russell Rudzinski talks with students at Lakeside Middle School in Lake Village, Ark., during Architecture in the Classroom sessions earlier this month. (Photo by Charles Giles)

Professor Russell Rudzinski traveled to the southeast Delta region of Arkansas earlier this month to instruct Architecture in the Classroom sessions at Lakeside Middle School in Lake Village and at Dumas Junior High School in nearby Dumas.

On this same visit, Rudzinski also led Art in Architecture, an educational event hosted by the Alex Foundation and Guachoya Cultural Art Center at the art center in Lake Village, Ark. Rudzinski is a clinical assistant professor of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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Young students learn the basics of design at summer camp

Design camp students work on their projects in Memorial Hall.

Design camp students work on their projects in Memorial Hall.

By Emily Lo

Ten students took part in the four-day Fay Jones School of Architecture summer design camp last month on the U of A campus. All of the boys who attended camp were from Eudora and Lake Village, located in southeast Arkansas, and the girls were from Siloam Springs and Dover, north of Russellville.

Alison Turner, visiting assistant professor of architecture, Phoebe McCormick Lickwar, assistant professor of landscape architecture, and Aubrey Pate, adjunct professor of interior design, led the program with the help of two undergraduate teaching assistants, Ashley Sullivan and Hillary Ramsay. Instructors introduced the three design disciplines and showed students the connections between them through the design process.

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Plastic camera show

“Lost Farm, Cave Springs, Arkansas” by Phoebe McCormick Lickwar

By Michelle Parks

A photograph by Phoebe McCormick Lickwar was one of 90 selected from thousands of entries to be included in the Sixth Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show. The show takes place March 6 through April 22 at Rayko Gallery in San Francisco.

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