School of Architecture teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to help them master plan their brand new Girl Scout Camp

Dec. 16, 2019

During Fall semester 2019, Professor Deborah Oakley’s third year class with assistant instructor Jorge Hernandez teamed with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to help them master plan their brand new Girl Scout Camp located in rural Alamo, NV. A weekend retreat was held in October that included a site analysis and sustainability presentation/ workshop with Jeff Roberts, AIA, a Principle of SERA Architects in Portland, Oregon, and an afternoon charrette with a group of 25 Girl Scouts. Students broke into teams with the girls to brainstorm ideas about what the camp could become, and did presentations to one another. The major semester design studio project was a multi-purpose dining hall and educational building proposal for the new camp. CEO Kimberly Trueba and Chief Mission Delivery Officer Yvette Hairston of the Girl Scouts of Souther Nevada joined the final semester review panel.