Workshop Details

  • Dates: July 12-23, 2021
  • Cost: $350
  • Students will need access to a computer and internet

High school students will experience a variety of design fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Attendees will work closely with both faculty and current college students, who take an active role in the learning process and engage individual students to teach the basics of structural and environmental design. Using a virtual format, participating students will meet with faculty, college alumni, and current students and participate in a variety of design-based projects.  Design projects will test the participants' creative problem-solving skills. 

Upon completion, students will have a portfolio of work (a required component for the application for many accredited college design programs), and an official certificate of completion.

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Student Requirements

The academy is open to high school students of all backgrounds and professional interests. To attend, you must

  • have completed your sophomore or junior year of high school
  • a.) rank in the top 20 percent of your high school class with a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale or b.) have a combined PSAT score of 1100 and a GPA of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale

If you don’t meet these criteria, you may still apply. But we may ask you to submit supporting materials such as a portfolio or a letter of recommendation from a teacher.


If you want to learn more about the DesignWorks Summer Academy, contact Lori Pence.

About the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning

The college provides instruction in environmental design and planning segmented into independent professional disciplines including: