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With the coronavirus outbreak, many Summer Youth families are wondering what the impact will be on this summer’s Summer Youth programs. At this time, we’ve made no changes to our schedule. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and, if faced with changes, we’ll alert you as soon as possible. Not on our email list yet? Sign up now.

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 ninth to 12th graders. 


Matthew Fujimoto is a graduate of the UW’s Department of Architecture. Matt's work is influenced by his travel experiences and by his passion for music. He has a rich portfolio that includes urban design and planning; the design of corporate offices, commercial spaces, multifamily and single-family structures, and art installations; and the use of innovative construction methods. 

Meganne DesRosier graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor's degree in architecture and a minor in sustainable environments. Her studies in Copenhagen during her fourth year shaped her design approach, which has a specific focus on adaptive reuse and people-centricity. Her portfolio includes a range of civic, arts and cultural, residential, winery, art installation and graphic design projects.

More Information

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Jul 6–Jul 17, 2020

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
May 13 (100%)