The Second Annual Greg Hemberger Sustainable Architecture Workshop for Teens
July 22–26, 2013
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.