Discover Architecture

The Discover Architecture Pre-College Program introduces high school students and recent graduates to the discipline of architecture both as a profession and as a field of academic endeavor. Students learn about architecture through the lenses of architectural history, health and well-being, urbanism, detail and fabrication, and building performance.


July 2020 Discover Architecture program and schedule

Discover Architecture

Our most recent Discover Architecture program was held over Zoom in July 2020. Students were given a sketchbook to practice their drawing and freehand sketching, were exposed to the school’s Program Areas, and learned how to begin assembling a portfolio of their work. Virtually, students visited the Illinois School of Architecture and an architectural firm. Four-hour sessions taught across several days gave students an introduction to Illinois faculty, who are committed to giving the students at the Illinois School of Architecture a robust education about and experience within the built environment.

Discover Architecture is focused not only on helping prospective students decide if they want to pursue architecture as a profession, but also on giving students new to architecture a look into a unique undergraduate experience. Please email with questions about our 2021 offerings.

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