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Architectural Studies

The study of architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that synthesizes design investigation with an examination of history and social-ecological conditions. In this course, you’ll have a chance to explore architectural studies through a sequence of 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 observation, representation and visual presentation skills. The course will conclude with an exhibit of your work to guests from the architectural design community. Come explore whether architecture might be the right path for you.

Who It’s For

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


Matt Fujimoto is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture. Matt's work is influenced by their travel experiences and passion for music. They have a rich portfolio that includes urban design; the design of workplace and commercial spaces, affordable housing, performance spaces, multifamily and single-family residential 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

This remote course uses the Canvas learning management system and Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Instructors use a blend of whole-group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

To participate, you’ll need access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam. You’ll also need to purchase some basic art supplies; a supply list will be sent shortly before the class starts. 

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Aug 2–Aug 13, 2021

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Refund Deadline
Jun 21, 2021