The Experience

Pre-College Architecture is an intensive, immersive summer program at Carnegie Mellon University that welcomes high school students into the creative energy and speculative culture of the college-level experience. 

Students experience the dynamic of learning through making in a studio environment, supported by integrated coursework in digital media, drawing, seminars, and workshops introducing students to the theory, process, and methodology of contemporary design practice. Principles of architecture are introduced through full-scale installation projects. Intensive spatial development is explored through advanced work in digital and analog media, with workshops allowing experimentation with robotic and digital fabrication technologies.