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American Institute of Architecture Students

AIAS Activities:

American Institute of Architecture Students promotes excellance in architecture education, training and practice, to foster an appreciation of architecture and realted disciplines, to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration, and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

Students Activities
Students Activities
Students Activities

Contact Information:

Luis Rios - (575) 527-7747 -

Architecture Discovery Camp


This two-week program is designed for Mid and High School students interested in learning about architecture and related fields. Students will gain hands-on experience in architectural design, drawing, software, model building, presentations, and team building.  Students will also learn about famous architects, architectural styles & history and sustainable design.
Presenters will include DACC and Texas Tech University Professors, DACC President Dr. Margie Huerta, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Local Architects, Engineers & Developers, experts in the areas of sustainable design, and student volunteers of the DACC - AIAS  (American Institute of Architecture Students) organization.
Students will divide into two groups: Mid School Age and High School Age. They will form teams and participate in a design competition which will be judged by local business and industry professionals. Prizes will be awarded.

•  Online Registration Link
•  Video from 2011 Architectrue Discovery Camp

FEE:                     $75  (Payable by July 2) 

Cost of the Camp is $75.  Payment and Required Forms (see the 'For Parents' section of this website) will be accepted no later than 5pm Monday, July 2, 2012, and may be delivered in person or mailed to the address below.  Failure to meet the deadline will result in student being disenrolled thus allowing students on the Wait List to be automatically enrolled.  Should space still be available, it may be possible for disenrolled students to re-enroll, provided the fee and forms are submitted promptly.


In order to complete registration, follow the following 3 steps:
Step 1:  Visit the website, and fill out all the required information.
Step 2:  Fill out the required forms found on the 'For Parents' section of this website.
Step 3:  Make payment of $75 and submit ALL required forms along with payment to:

               Dona Ana Community College, East Mesa Campus
                    2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
                    Las Cruces, NM  88011
                    Room DADM 200
                    Attention:  Architecture Discovery Camp 


Parents, please click on the 'Reguired Forms' in the 'For Parents' section of this website.  Completely fill out each of the forms prior to the start of Camp, and submit along with the required Camp fee.


Cost of personal classroom supplies, 8.5" x 11" SketchBook, USB drive, and lunches/snacks)  

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Students Working
Students Working