Architecture & The Built Environment Academy

Jefferson’s award-winning College of Architecture and the Built Environment is offering a virtual summer design pre-college course for high school students to explore the architectural design fields including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and construction management. Juniors and seniors will learn from Jefferson faculty, alumni, and industry professionals, while participating in design projects, research projects and firm visits conducted in an online environment.

Through hands-on and real-world learning, participants will have the opportunity to explore the architectural fields and look at different study options and career pathways. Working with Jefferson faculty, alumni and current college students, participants will build a deep understanding of the architecture and related design fields. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the architecture, design and construction industry helping them build the confidence and skills to apply for college beyond this experience. 

Camp participants will:

  • Learn how to solve and communicate real world design problems exploring different disciplines
  • Learn 2D + 3D analog and digital representation techniques, and learn how to build models
  • Learn foundational design principles such as color, pattern, form and composition
  • Explore topics such as history and theory, professional practice and technology
  • Get to know our undergraduate programs in the architectural disciplines

The virtual Architecture and the Built Environment Camp will be held daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EST. All classes are held online, live via Zoom.

  • Week 1:  July 12-16 (Required) - Career Discovery Week: Exploring the Architectural Disciplines
  • Week 2: July 19-23, 2021 (Optional) - Exploration and Design Week: Take a Deep Dive into your Chosen Discipline
  • Week 3: July 26-30, 2021 (Optional) - Exploration and Design Week: Take a Deep Dive into your Chosen Discipline
  • Summer Architecture Symposium Day: July 31, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Academy Faculty

This summer faculty from across different programs in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment will be leading the week long Career Discovery and Deep Dive sessions. Our faculty bring years of experience working in their industries, as well as connections to our alumni and industry partners.

Summer Academy Sponsors