Explore Architecture (Middle School)


$595; $100 deposit due at time of registration

Date & Time

June 27-30 (Monday - Thursday), 9am - 5pm CST

Program Registration


Registration is open until filled. Register now to secure a spot! Final payments are due by Friday, June 3. Please view our policies and resources page, including our COVID-19 vaccine policy, before registration. 


Mies Campus


6th - 8th grade (ages 11-14)

Program Description 

Exploration in Architecture is a one-week studio-based program designed to introduce middle school students to architecture and the associated professions. Students will be introduced to the profession through firm visits, field trips and exercises based in studio practice.

Each day will be comprised of a variety of segments, alternating less and more active exercises. We will discuss the profession and the history of architecture and integrate that with hands-on skill-building activities aimed at demonstrating how architects work. Students will sketch, build models, tour the campus, and see demonstrations of how 3-D printers, laser-cutters, CNC machines and various software are used in the profession.

The objective of the program is to give the students a basic understanding of the many facets of the architectural field, and help them to imagine what a career in architecture might be and if that would be of interest to them.

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