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Grafting Architecture: Timber in the City

upcoming event

July 8, 2024 -
July 12, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grades 6 - 9


Registration Fee


Enrollment Fee

Claire M Hubbard Foundation
HDR, Inc.

From root to scion

The upper part of a plant is called the scion (stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits), and the lower section is the rootstock. In this studio, our campers will explore ideas around the ancient plant-cultivation technique of grafting in architecture and urban design with the team from HDR.

Grafting joins tissues of similar or dissimilar plant material to continue their growth together. This process can be considered a strategy to address the urgent issue of climate change and urban housing needs because it’s predicated upon using our existing building stock to add to or insert new construction – increasing density and reusing or repurposing infrastructure. Grafting has the potential to inform architecture and design at multiple scales, provoking tectonic and stereotomic construction. 


Monday – Friday; 9 am – 4 pm  |  Grades 6 – 9

$25 registration fee
$225 enrollment fee

The enrollment fee is waived for campers who otherwise would not be able to participate in Creative Camps. The Creative Camps enrollment fee covers only part of KANEKO’s expenses. Please consider helping us provide access to all campers by contributing additional support. We’re grateful for your contribution.

A camp t-shirt, lunch, and snacks are included and campers will eat outside whenever possible. Shirt size and dietary restrictions will be requested during the registration process.

Campers may choose to have their projects included in a final Creative Camps Exhibition at KANEKO.

Our goal is to provide all campers with an experience filled with unique and distraction-free opportunities. All camper’s phones will be checked at the start of each session. While a short period of phone time is scheduled for each day, we aim to have a phone-free environment. Campers are always accessible to families through the KANEKO phones.

For any questions or marketing requests regarding Creative Camps, please contact Jessica at or 402.341.3800.


Claire M Hubbard Foundation
HDR, Inc.

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