Discovery Camp at DACC


July 8-19, 2013

DACC East Mesa Camp, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

Cost: $75

The Pre-Architecture program at Doña Ana Community College will offer the 4th Annual Architecture Discovery Camp, July 8-19, 2013 at the DAAC East Mesa campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

This two-week program is designed for middle and high school students interested in architecture and related fields. Student eligibility includes having completed sixth grade but not yet having graduated from high school. Instruction is a joint effort provided by DACC professors, Texas Tech University professors, local architects and local government and business leaders.

Through lectures and hands-on exercises, students will learn about architecture past and present and gain skills in architectural drawing, computer and manual drafting, model crafting, 3-D modeling, design principles, structural principles, and sustainable design and presentation techniques.

Highlights of the program include two field trips: 1) local sites of architectural interest; and 2) Albuquerque: the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and the studios of architect Antoine Predock; as well as a design competition with formal presentations, judging and prizes.

Interested parents should register their child soon as this camp fills quickly.

For complete information, parent consent forms and a link to online registration, visit

To view a video of a recent camp, visit

For more information, contact Luis Rios at 575.527,7747, 528.7310 or luirios@nmsu.eduor.


Click here for the camp schedule: DAAC 042613.