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 2022 will be held July 10-23 in person. Price is $1,900.

Discover Architecture is a two-week, intensive program for aspiring architects from around the nation and beyond at 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 dead-set 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 13, 2022

Are you attending Discover Architecture in the Summer of 2022? If so, apply for the Kenneth Jacobs Memorial Scholarship. It provides partial tuition to students attending the summer program. Students must submit a one-page essay (double-spaced) explaining their reasons for becoming an architect and their goals for the future. Send essay to Rhonda Frank at Deadline:  May 13, 2022.


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