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.


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Discover Architecture

Discover Architecture 2021 will be held July 12-16.  In accordance with all health and safety guidelines, this program will be presented virtually.

Discover Architecture introduces students to the study of architecture through exposure to the School’s different program areas. Professors introduce the students to their own work, what design thinking is all about, the different skills needed to be successful in architecture, and how each contributes to an overall architectural education. 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.

Four-hour sessions taught for one week give students an introduction to Illinois faculty, who are committed to giving the students at the School of Architecture a robust education about and experience within the built environment.

Among other activities, students make a virtual visit to the Illinois School of Architecture. For further information please contact La Tanya Cobb, Associate Director for Student Services, at

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Application Deadline:  Monday, June 28, 2021.

Program Fee:  $100

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