Architectural Studies

Architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that synthesizes design investigation with historical and cultural perspectives, social responsibility, technical excellence and environmental leadership. In this course, you’ll have a chance to explore these concepts through a sequence of architectural design prompts. You’ll investigate design issues through the traditional processes of model making and drawing and also learn about the latest software tools. Course material will focus on developing your visual representation and verbal presentation skills, concluding with a presentation of your work to guests from the Seattle architecture community. Come explore whether an architecture career might be in your future!

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming 9th to 12th graders. 


Matthew Fujimoto is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture. His interest in architecture began as a high school student in Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College Summer Architecture Program. Matt's work is influenced by his travel experiences and by his passion for music. He has a rich portfolio that includes the design of corporate offices, commercial spaces, multi-family and single-family structures, and art installations, as well as the use of innovative construction methods. In addition to teaching in UW Summer Youth Programs, Matt is an instructor for the Seattle Architecture Foundation’s youth programs. 

Meganne DesRosier is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a minor in sustainable environments. A Pacific Northwest native, she has a passion for architecture’s connections to natural, urban and social networks. While studying architecture in Copenhagen during her fourth year, Meganne gained insight into a Scandinavian way of design that influences her approach toward architecture and the design process. She currently works at the design studio Boxwood, and her portfolio includes a range of civic, arts and cultural, adaptive reuse, residential and winery projects.

More Information

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Dates & Times

Jul 23–Aug 3, 2018

UW Seattle
9 a.m.–12 p.m.