Second Annual KANEKO Architecture Camp Facilitated by RDG

On Monday, June 16, RDG Architect Cole Wycoff had the privilege to lead the second annual KANEKO Architecture Camp for local middle school aged students. Building on the popularity of a similar camp hosted one year ago, this year’s iteration hit its attendance capacity, with 16 energetic students participating.

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The camp’s theme this year was titled ‘Truck-A-Tecture,’ building on the focus of a recent symposium with the same title held at KANEKO on Friday, June 27. Students were exposed to many design examples which could be described as ‘Truck-A-Tecture,’ including the works of symposium participants Mark Mack, Wes Jones, Jeff Day, and Jennifer Siegal. Campers then spent the week generating their own architectural response to the ‘Truck-A-Tecture’ theme. At its conclusion, on June 26, each student made a presentation of their work to an invited group of parents and guests.

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The next KANEKO Architecture Camp of 2014 will begin next week on July 14. This next camp will be lead by another local architecture firm. When KANEKO first decided to initiate the architecture camps one year ago their intent was that the camps would be a singular event in 2013. After deciding to host the event a second year, KANEKO now looks poised to make the architecture camps an annual effort, thanks in part to RDG’s investments of time, resources, and curriculum planning.

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RDG is thrilled to continue to support such a fabulously exciting event in Omaha, and continues to seek opportunities to partner with local organizations and offer design education to the youth of Omaha.

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