The Second Annual Greg
Hemberger Sustainable Architecture Workshop for Teens
22–26, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Created in memory of the architect Greg
Hemberger, with the support of the Greg Hemberger Memorial Fund at the New
Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the first annual Sustainable Architecture
Workshop for teens at AVA was a tremendous success. Building upon the strength
of the first experience, AVA will be offering the Second Annual Greg Hemberger
Sustainable Architecture Workshop July 22–26.
Structured for young people with an
interest in sustainable design and construction, this five-day, hands-on
workshop will consist of morning sessions at AVA, led by local professionals,
and afternoon visits to local architecture offices, construction companies, and
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings. The
workshop will incorporate architectural design principles, free-hand drawing,
model building, sustainability standards, and other pertinent topics. It will
also provide students with new design skills, personal portfolio material, and
an idea of whether sustainable architecture and construction is of potential
career interest to them.
Participation is limited to 12 students
in grades 9-12; younger students can participate with special permission from
the instructor. Participants must
complete an application to be considered for this workshop. Tuition for this five-day, 40-hour
workshop is $350. Scholarships are available to those who need assistance with
all or part of the tuition.
Eliza McLellan, who led the program in
its first year, will be returning to the Upper Valley from New York, where she
works as the assistant to the Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee at
the AIA New York Center for Architecture.
AVA wishes to thank June, Ben, and
Gretchen Hemberger for their commitment to the continuation of this important
and meaningful offering. Greg Hemberger was for years a partner at Banwell
Architects, the architectural firm responsible for the renovation design of our
LEED Gold-certified building.