Youth Design Programs

Camp Architecture and Design

June 5 -23, 2023

Explore architecture and design while building creativity and confidence (students in grades 3-8).

High School Design Studio

June 12-23, 2023

Delve into an engaging and intense two-week exploration of the world of design (students in grades 9-12).

Design Pop!

Design Pop! is a fun 3-5 hour workshop offering engaging activities for aspiring young designers in grades 3-8. Energetic volunteers lead each workshop from design firms across the Columbus, Ohio Metro Area.


Why This Matters?

Creating a Pathway

Minorities and women are underrepresented in the design professions. Our youth design programs create a pathway to learn about and explore design professions as careers.

More Women, Minorities Needed

A recent industry study showed that 83 percent of newly licensed architects were white and 65 percent were male. Only 17% of registered architects are women.

Diversity Leads to Better Design

When a variety of designers work together on a project the result is a mixture of perspectives and experiences that generate an inclusive experience for a broader audience.

Support Our Youth

Plant the seeds for a lifelong appreciation of architecture and design