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, 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.

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The Summer 2020 workshop will be held from June 21 - July 17, 2020. If you are interested, please see the following link: Architecture Summer Career Workshop Flyer (.pdf)

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

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


Registration for Summer 2020 is now open, please see the following link: Architecture Summer Career Workshop 2020.

Students must be a minimum of 15 years old at the time of the workshop, and must be in high-school. This means the majority of campers are rising Juniors and Seniors, as well as several rising Sophomores.

The cost for the 2020 summer workshop is $5,500. The cost of the workshop includes all materials, room and board, as well as many social activities and study tour

For local area students not in need of room and board, there is a commuter rate of $2,750 which includes lunch and Tuesday night BBQ’s.

Please note the following: 

  • A minimum payment of $2,750 is due at registration, payment in full by May 15th. Please remember your log-in credentials for the registration website, as you will need these for 2nd payment
  • Registration includes a $300 non-refundable deposit, cancellation requests must be received by May 1st
  • Minimum age for the workshop is 15, and students must be in high school to attend the workshop 
  • There is not a separate “acceptance” process for the workshop, we feel everyone needs a place to start, and therefore if you meet the age qualifications, have registered and paid, we look forward to having you!


We do have a limited number of full scholarships available. These are offered on a competitive basis, and students must qualify for the Free and Federal Reduced Lunch program to qualify for the scholarship. Please do not register through the above link if you can only attend the workshop through a scholarship. Please see the scholarship application here.


Updated 01.23.2020

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