Architecture Summer Design Workshop

We are thrilled to offer the Architecture Summer Design Workshop, a two-week immersive experience designed to provide you with an introduction to the world of architecture and the tools you will need to thrive as a freshman on campus. The workshop will run from July 15th to July 26th, with check-in to housing available from late Sunday afternoon on July 14th and check-out on Friday evening, July 26th, 2024.

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and activities designed to give you a well-rounded experience. Each morning will be devoted to exploring the campus and learning about the resources available to help make your transition to freshman life on campus as smooth as possible. You will also have the chance to meet with registered student organizations and get connected with student life at the university.

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Afternoons will be spent in the architecture studio, where you will participate in hands-on design projects and gain valuable experience working collaboratively with other students. The afternoon studio sessions will run from 1:00-5:00, giving you ample time to develop your skills and create meaningful connections with other students and faculty members.

For students who have already indicated Summer matriculation (as their starting semester*), we also offer the option of taking our Summer Session ARCH1000 Introduction to Architecture Course for course credit (2-CH). As a similar but longer introductory course, it will run as a four-week Summer II session from 07/02/2024 - 07/30/2024, with some overlap in course content and activities. For housing or available dorms for incoming students, please verify with campus housing for available options. Students taking this course will then opt out of this course in the upcoming Fall semester, allowing them to take additional elective courses instead should they desire. 

NOTE: For those wanting to take the ARCH1000 for course credit, entering students will need to set their starting matriculation time for Summer 2024 during the application and admissions process.

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  • A daily example schedule is provided below. A detailed daily schedule will be available soon.

    Important Dates

    Dates and deadlines for the Architecture Summer Workshop

    • May 01: Applications Open
    • July 8, 5:00PM: Application Deadline
    • July 14: Workshop Move-In (Afternoon, Details Coming Soon!)
    • July 15: First Day of Workshop Classes
    • July 26: Last Day of the workshop
    • July 26 (evening, 6:00pm): Move-Out

    Schedule Information

    A full schedule of events will be released soon! Until then, check out our example schedule below to get an idea of what a typical weekday will look like during the Summer Design Workshop.

    11:00 AM – 11:50 AM  Project Work Time
    12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Lunch Available with meal plan option 
    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Architecture Studio Workshop
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner Available
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Social Time

    NOTE: This schedule is subject to change; a final, detailed schedule will be provided to all participants in advance.

  • Registration for the Architecture Summer Design Workshop 2024 is $800.00. There are also on-campus housing and meal plan options available through the marketplace with additional fees.

    The workshop registration fee includes:

    • Tuition for the workshop
    • Architecture Tool Kit ($250 value) Also needed for ARCH1001
    • Activities and Events (we are planning a kickoff and closing cookout)
    • Events include a welcome reception at the architecture building, more details will be released soon.

    Program Fees Breakdown:

    Workshop Registration

    Summer Workshop
    Workshop Program Registration (includes Architecture Tool Kit) $ 800.00

    Housing Option
    On Campus Housing: Check-in Sunday afternoon on July 14th and check-out on Friday evening, July 26th, 2024.
     $29 per night /per participant plus additional fees

    Meal Plan Option
    Meal Plan (lunch and dinner, not weekend or breakfast service). $12.75 per meal/per person plus additional fees

    Parking Option
    Parking Pass for Workshop (required to park a car on campus) $ 40.00 (to be verified with parking services) 

  • We have provided a list of our most common questions below. Still have other questions?

    • Yes, participants can bring a car to campus. A Fall 2023 Parking Permit is required to avoid being ticketed during the Summer Workshop. A Parking Pass can be purchased through the registration marketplace.

    • Payment is due when you sign up and register for the summer design workshop.
    • No, students will be placed in a temporary housing assignment during the summer design workshop. All students will move out of their temporary housing assignment on the last day of the workshop. Students are able to return to campus during their assigned move-in time.
    • Check-in for the on campus option for the summer workshop is on Sunday afternoon, July 16, from 3:00-6:00.  Make sure you have received you talon card before dorm check-in.  Check-out is Friday Afternoon, July 28, 2023 after the gallery exhibit and reception.
    • Roommate requests are not available during the summer workshop, but all participants can expect to be housed in the same building.
    • If you require a housing accommodation, such as a handicap accessible room, please email Talon One or  call 470-578-8663.
    • Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in as much of the schedule as possible.  It will be two week experience filled with valuable information and much learning.
    • Yes, you may leave campus as needed during the program. Participants who leave campus during the program are responsible for managing their own time. We recommend attending as much of the program as possible to ensure you have the full summer workshop experience.
    • Yes, you can commute to the summer design workshop.  If you drive a car to campus you will need to purchase a parking pass to avoid receiving a ticket.
    • Because our teams will be working to get campus ready for fall move-in, only groups who have been previously approved by Housing to move in early (i.e. band members, athletes, Panhellenic recruitment participants, etc.) or students who are moving from a large distance may request to move in early. If this applies to you, please reach out to Talon One at or 470-578-8663.