The First Annual Greg Hemberger

Sustainable Architecture Workshop for Teens

July 30—August 3, 2012

AVA is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for The First Annual Greg Hemberger Sustainable Architecture Workshops for Teens, which will take place from July 30-August 3, 2012. This workshop was created in memory of the architect Greg Hemberger, with the support of the Greg Hemberger Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, established by Hemberger’s family and friends.

Structured for young people with an interest in sustainable design and construction, this five-day workshop will consist of hands-on 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 from grades 10-12. Tuition for this five-day (9am-5pm), 40-hour workshop is $350. Scholarships are available to those who need assistance with all or part of the tuition. >> Application forms are available by clicking here <<, as well as in guidance counselors’ offices at area high schools.

Eliza McLellan, a senior majoring in Sustainable Architecture in Connecticut College’s Architectural Studies program, will be running the workshop; local professionals will be guest instructors.

Greg Hemberger’s commitment to architecture started at age 15 with his model-building business, which served architects in the New Haven, CT area. Before his sudden death in 2006, Hemberger, as a partner at Banwell Architects, worked on many buildings in the region, Including the Norwich Elementary School, Hanover’s Middle School and High School, Crossroads Academy, Thetford Academy, Proctor Academy, Kimball Union Academy, and Cardigan Mountain School.

AVA wishes to thank the many individuals who have worked to make possible this new program: Brian Walsh, Stu White, Jack Wilson, Bill and Betsy Peabody, Eliza McLellan, Ingrid Nichols, and especially June, Ben and Gretchen Hemberger. The Hemberger’s commitment to making this program a part of AVA’s multi-faceted offerings takes on a special significance, given that the architectural firm responsible for the renovation design of AVA’s LEED Gold-certified building is Banwell Architects.