Southern California Institute of Architecture Making + Meaning

A five-week summer program that introduces the principles of architecture in a hands-on exploration of spatial experimentation, design methodologies and the creative process. During this intensive program, students survey and challenge the discipline's boundaries by drawing, making and constructing. Methodologies range from material experimentation to compositional strategies; from imagination to inhabitation.

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Architecture

The study of architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that combines design creativity, historical perspective, technical excellence, social responsibility, and global and environmental leadership. The Pre-College Architecture Program is structured to introduce you to each of these areas and for you to experience studying architecture in a university setting.

UMass Amherst Summer Design Academy

Learn about design in a college environment. Discover what it might be like to pursue a profession in design fields such as architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Cal Poly San Louis Obispo Summer Career Workshop

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.

Auburn University Architecture Camp

Architecture Camp, conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, part of the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, is offered to rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in the field of architectural design. The program is an intensive, exciting, week-long workshop that begins with basic concepts and ends with an architectural design project.

Pratt PreCollege Summer Program

Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

New York Institute of Technology Exploring Architecture in Manhattan

Pre-college programs is for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students participate in college-level courses and earn college credit in fields ranging from architecture and communication arts to pre-med. For information on this program please call the architecture department at 516.686.7659.


Summer Academy at the BAC is a four-week design exploration program providing high school students the opportunity to build fundamental architectural design skills through hands-on projects. For the month of July, the BAC studios in the Back Bay are home to high school students working closely and collaboratively with their studio leaders and fellow students addressing design problems across the spectrum of scales they might encounter in college design classes. Issues of structure, form, sustainability, beauty and utility in the built environment are all encountered as students are challenged to creatively solve architectural design problems.

The Catholic University of America Experiences in Architecture

The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

Washington University in St. Louis

The Architecture Discovery Program (ADP) is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for high school students. Our rigorous two-week program offers intensive individual instruction by Sam Fox School faculty. The explorations carried out in studio will provide students with quality material to add to their design portfolios. This program is recommended for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion, you will earn 2 college credits and may receive letters of recommendation for college admission.