High School Workshops

High School Workshops

The College offers two summer high school workshops: the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp AND the Discover Landscape Architecture camp. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.

Career Explorations

June 7-June 13, 2015

This workshop, developed for high school students, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of design studio explorations, seminars and discussions, field trips and video presentations. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured. As part of the workshop students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.

Discover Landscape Architecture

June 14-June 19th, 2015

Landscape Architecture is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment”. Landscape Architects collaborate with communities, architects, and engineers to design campuses, parks, gardens, cities, and large-scale land planning projects. To learn more about the profession, visit the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects at www.asla.org. This workshop, developed for high school students interested in Landscape Architecture, provides a unique experience to explore issues surrounding the field. The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of design studio exploration, seminars and discussions, field trips and film presentations. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured. As part of the workshop, students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.

Who Can Participate?

Students who have completed two or more years of their high school education and have an interest in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design are encouraged to apply. You do not need courses in art or drafting in order to participate. Applicants will be selected on the basis of a review of materials submitted with the application procedure. We have reserved space for 36 students in the Career Explorations workshop and 15 in the Discover Landscape Architecture workshop.

How Much Will It Cost?

The fee for the workshop is $585 per participant. This includes studio supplies, program fees, meals and lodging. Students participating in this residential program are supervised overnight while in the residence hall by College of Architecture staff.

How Do I Apply?

Each applicant must completely fill out the application form and provide two recommendations on the provided form from persons (other than family members) familiar with the applicant’s academic and creative ability. In addition, each applicant is to submit a 500 word essay which describes why you are interested in design and why you wish to attend the workshop. Please be specific.

All application material must be received by the College of Architecture office on or before April 6, 2015. Those who are accepted must confirm attendance by submitting the $585 fee on or before May 11th. Those students not confirming by the deadline will be replaced by an alternate applicant.

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