For over ten years, has provided its popular Architecture Summer Program.  Now, we announce another new resource – a listing of academic year programs.


Academic Year Program


Like Architecture Summer Programs, these programs held during the academic program are designed to introduce you to architecture and design.  Some are in-person programs a specified period.  Others are design competitions while others are resources.  Architecture programs while others are Many of the programs are led by

Efforts have been made to obtain the most up-to-date information from the program; to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information, you are encouraged to contact the program.

Below is the starting list of programs.  We will continue to add programs, events, and resources that help you learn about design and becoming an architect.  If you learn of programs not listed, please let us know.  —

American Institute of Architects – Washington, DC – K-12 Problem Based Lesson Guides

In collaboration with their members and educational experts, the AIA has created 11 engaging problem-based classroom activities for K-12 students that use real-world problems to spark interest in the architecture profession.


ONLINE: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – Saturday Design Studio

Offered three times – four (4) weeks each, two (2) hours per week (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Saturdays, October 16 – November 6, 2021 – High School

Saturdays, January 22 – February 19, 2022 – High School

Saturdays, April 16 – May 7, 2022 – High School


ONLINE / IN-PERSON *Center for Architecture – New York, NY – After School Program

Cutting Edge Architecture – In-Person (Wed October 6 – December 1, 2021) – Grades 3-5

Digital Design: Pop-Up Architecture – Online (Mon October 4 – November 29, 2021) – Grades 6-8

*Center for Architecture – New York, NY – Design Discovery
SoHo – In-Person (Saturday, October 16, 2021) – Grades 9-12

Bridge Building Challenge – In-Person (Saturday, November 6, 2021) – Grades 9-12


ONLINE: Illinois at Chicago, University of – Chicago, IL – TryArch

Fall 2021 Dates to be determined – College Students/Working Professionals/Adult


IN-PERSON: Michigan, University of – Ann Arbor, MI – Architecture Preparatory Program (ArcPrep)

Fall semester – Detroit Public School Juniors


*National Building Museum – Washington, DC – Summer Camp Programs for Rising 2nd – 7th graders

The Museum looks forward to resuming in-person programs when we can. In the meantime, we encourage your family to discover architecture, design, and engineering in fun and interactive ways with these online resources.


IN-PERSON / ONLINE: *North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC – Weekend Workshops

IN-PERSON September 25 – Architecture: Emergence of the Senses – High School Students

October 2 – Art + Design: Working in the Abstract: Plein Air Painting – High School Students

November 13 – Industrial Design: Two for One: Dual-Purpose Design – High School Students

ONLINE October 16 – Art & Design: Knot a Story – High School Students

October 30 – Industrial Design: Assembly Required: Flat-Pack Furniture – High School Students

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