Youth Design Programs

Camp Architecture and Design

June 3-28, 2024

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

Registration for 2024 camp sessions is closed. To add your name to our email list so you’ll know when registration opens next year, please email

High School Design Studio

June 17-28, 2024

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

Registrations now open for 2024.

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.


High School Design Workshop

HSDW is a fun 3-5 hr FREE design workshop offered to under-represented students grades 9-12 interested in architecture and other design fields. Energetic volunteers lead each workshop from design firms across the Columbus, Ohio Metro Area.

We are looking for schools and organizations to bring our programming to. Contact us today to schedule a High School Design Workshop!


K-12 Activities

Want to continue the fun at home? Many professional design organizations also strive to engage youth by providing various resources for fun and engaging at-home design activities. Check out each organization’s page below.

American Institute of Architecture (AIA)       

American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA)   

American Planning Organization (APA)  


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