Budding architects learn the trade at AIA summer camp

  • Budding architects learn the trade at a University of Miami summer camp run by the Miami chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Gage Plotner, 10, from Miami Beach, builds an extra stair case for his solar house. CHRIS CUTRO

  • Pablo Loncopan, 9, right, from Hialeah, gives Isaac Pittman, 11, from Miami, some feedback about his roof during the Architects in the Making Summer Camp at the University of Miami. CHRIS CUTRO

  • Shawn Rorke-Davis, from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, watches Auramaria Carvajal, 14, from Hialeah, as she puts drapes on the design of her dream house. CHRIS CUTRO

  • Alex Byrne, 12, from Miami, removes some loose rocks from his underwater home during the American Institute of Architects Miami chapter's Architects in the Making Summer Camp at the University of Miami. CHRIS CUTRO

  • Jorge Drago, 12, from Hialeah, puts plants on his green roof for a model home that he built during the American Institute of Architects Miami chapter's Architects in the Making Summer Camp at the University of Miami. CHRIS CUTRO

  • Architect Lourdes Solera takes students on a tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. AIA (American Institute of Architects) Miami teamed with the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West Foundation to offer the Architects in the Making (AIM) Summer Camp for students 8 to 12 years old, immersing the students in two weeks of classes, drawing, lectures and tours of architecturally significant local landmarks. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Architect Lourdes Solera takes students on an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Students take an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Architect Lourdes Solera takes students on an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Fernando Soca, left, Devan Ortega and Josselyn Ruiz listen to Solera during the Art Deco District tour. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Architect Lourdes Solera, AIA, in front, takes students on an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Students take an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Architect Lourdes Solera, AIA, center, takes students on an architectural tour of the Art Deco district of Miami Beach during their Architects in the Making Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. ALLISON DIAZ

  • Architect Lourdes Solera takes students on an architectural tour of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. ALLISON DIAZ