Summer Career Workshop

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The Architecture Department offers an intensive 4-week in-residence workshop designed for high school students considering architecture as a career or developing a design portfolio. The Workshop provides an in-depth view of the career through hands-on experience in studio design exercises, lectures, projects and field trips. Activities cover architectural design and history, computer applications, building science, structural engineering and site planning. Studios and lectures are taught by the faculty of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Education and career advising are integral elements of the program.

Participating students live in residence halls where they become familiar with the dynamics of campus life. The program typically runs mid June - mid July, and includes lodging, most meals, field trips and most materials.


The Summer 2014 workshop will be held from June 22 - July 18, 2014. If you are interested please see the following link: Architecture Summer Career Workshop Flyer (.pdf)

2009 Summer Career Workshop video

2011 Summer Career Workshop video

If you are interested in participating and receiving more information, please provide your email through the Email Interest link below. Emails will be sent as additional registration information becomes available, including the cost of the workshop.

Email Interest Lis

If you have further questions, please contact workshop Director Mark Cabrinha


Registration for the 2014 Summer Career Workshop is now open.  For in-resident students, registration is $4,250 which covers room and board, all workshop costs and materials, as well as planned social activities.  For students not needing housing, we have a commuter rate which is $2,600.  This includes all workshop costs and materials, planned social activities, and a lunch card.  Students will need some spending money for about four meals on their own, such as during Thurdsay night Farmer's Market.  A small kit of supplies will also be required to purchase in advance of the workshop.

Please register on-line here.


A limited number of scholarships are available through an application process.  This includes all course fees, materials, and room and board.  

Qualifications for the scholarship as well as the application information can be found here.