Program


inside ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN 2017 was offered June 25th through June 30th. Participants generally arrive Sunday afternoon for an optional introductory lecture. Classes start Monday morning and conclude at 3:30 pm on Friday.


Please note - We will only be accepting rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders this year.


Email Taylor Cupp (taylorcupp@vt.edu) if you'd like to be added to the notification list for inside Architecture 2018.


inside ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN is an incisive introduction into the ways designers think and work. For individuals considering the world of design, this program cracks open the excitement and opportunities of architecture and related design disciplines. Primarily a hands-on experience, students work with long time educators and practitioners in exercises designed to stimulate discussion and discovery of issues affecting the professions. No prior course or subject experience is necessary, just the initiative to break the bounds of conventional modes of thinking.

Over it is fifteen year history, the course has been refined and amplified to give high school students one of the best week-long experiences of architecture and design. Faculty learn with the students and adjust coursework based on discoveries from each successive class. The course is modeled around the curriculums of the nationally ranked programs in the School of Architecture + Design (architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture). Architecture and landscape architecture were recently ranked #1 of all programs in the country.