Downtown Summer Enrichment

Exciting learning opportunities to explore interests, experience downtown, and get ahead this summer!
1) Introduction to Architecture - Architecture students will study the history + theory of architecture in the United States through reading, film, and local building tours. Exploration of ideas will be encouraged through writing, sketching, and other creative media. Lauren DiBianca Frye, Partner at Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects will facilitate this course.

A typical day will include:
  • Daily warm-up - Quick design drills to get our minds moving
  • Historic case studies - Review readings & talk through slides to gain contextual awareness
  • Building tour - Experience & observe local architecture
  • Creative recap - Organize our thoughts through sketches, drawings, and writing

2) Introduction to Urbanism - Urbanism students will study the design of public space through experience and observation. This course will introduce design + making, and the class will work together to design + implement an urban intervention in Downtown Winston-Salem. Lauren DiBianca Frye, Partner at Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects will facilitate this course.

A typical day will include:
  • Daily warm-up - Quick design drills to get our minds moving
  • Historic case studies - Review readings & talk through slides to gain contextual awareness
  • Week 1 - Site Observation; Week 2 - Design + Prototype; Week 3 - Documentation
  • Creative recap - Organize our thoughts through sketches, drawings, and writing

3) Leadership & Ethics - Each “course” will be facilitated by multiple people. Gardner Barrier and others from FCDS along with people from higher education and “industry” are working together to help each experience be rich for every participant.

A thread throughout this experience will be the importance of self-awareness. 
Questions that will be explored: What are universal needs? What are universal fears? Do I know myself? What do I value?
 
 

Intro to Architecture / Intro to Urbanism

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  • Enrollment

    • 8-12 Students
    • Upper/High School Students
    • No design background required – we are born creative!
  • Details

    • On-Site, Hands-On Learning  
    • 9am-12pm, M-Th
    • ½ course credit per session, pass/fail
    • $1000 / student / session
    • Session 1: Intro to Architecture – June 10-27
    • Session 2: Intro to Urbanism – July 8-25
  • Instructor

    Lauren Q. DiBianca Frye, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been practicing architecture at Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects in Winston-Salem since graduating from the University of Virginia with her MArch degree in 2009. She received her bachelor degree in architecture from Princeton University (‘06), and her architectural license in 2013. Lauren grew up in Winston-Salem and has a passion for learning, teaching, building community, and the outdoors.

Leadership & Ethics

List of 3 items.

  • Enrollment

    • 20-25 Students
    • Upper/High School Students
  • Details

    • Hands-On Learning  
    • 2 pm-5 pm, Monday-Thursday
    • ½ course credit per session, pass/fail
    • $1000 / student / session
    • Session 3: Leadership & Ethics  - June 10-27, 2019 with final presentation from 5:00-7:00 pm on June 27, parents invited
  • Instructor

    Head of School Gardner Barrier
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.