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.


Discover Architecture

Discover Architecture is a two-week intensive program for aspiring architects from around the nation and beyond.

The 2023 program will be held July 9-22 in person on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The program is organized around the design studio and provides a studio-focused, design-intensive workshop over the course of two weeks.  Students learn such through making as they explore introductory drawing and modeling.  They also receive a picture of what to expect from life as an architecture student and an architect. This residential program introduces students to campus and includes travel to some of the Midwest’s most notable architectural landmarks.  If you’re intent on studying architecture or just wondering if the discipline might be for you, Discover Architecture will offer a foundational experience that prepares prospective students to enter an undergraduate program in Architecture.

For further information please contact La Tanya Cobb, Associate Director for Student Services, at

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Program Fee:  $1,900
Application due date: June 12, 2023
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