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Design Discovery workshops are for high school students interested in learning more about the city’s built environment and developing their architectural design skills. Offered on weekends during the school year, these workshops combine architectural exploration with hands-on design projects, nurturing the development of design thinking and providing students with instruction in architecture fundamentals such as architectural drawing, scale measurement, model building, site and precedent analysis.

Our Fall 2020 Design Discovery program will be offered online. Details about program theme, dates, and registration are below. 

Need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please see our Scholarship Application Instructions and Financial Need Form. Applications due October 1. 

Looking for after-school programs for high school students? Please visit our After-School page. 

For more details about our online programs check out our FAQs. For further questions, email


Architectural Design Studio (Grades 10-12) Saturdays, October 31 - December 12

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Days: Saturdays

Dates: October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, December 5, and December 12.

Please note: The class will not meet on November 28.

Price: $450

High School students interested in exploring the field of architecture and developing their portfolios will get a thorough introduction to the design process in this 6-week, studio-based program. Students will learn fundamentals of architectural drawing, scale measurement and 3-D design as they work through several design projects that culminate in the design of a small building. 


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