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Design Experience Summer Programs

The UH Design Experience Summer Programs are for high school, college, and degreed professionals looking for a potential career in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and/or Industrial Design. Design Experience provides a culturally enriched, learning-by-doing introduction to the different design disciplines available for undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

No previous experience in architecture or other design fields is required.

In addition to design projects, the five-week programs include lectures on architectural history and technology, building case studies, and field trips to buildings of special interest. Students will also visit architecture offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin.

Design Experience is taught by the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design faculty, giving students the opportunity to participate in portfolio workshops in preparation for the undergraduate or graduate application process.

Programs for High School Students

Architecture: June 21 - July 16, 2021
Produced in partnership with Wonderworks. This year's program will be virtual and tuition-free.
Learn More | Apply Here

Programs for College Students or Degreed Professionals Seeking a Potential Future in Architecture

Pre-Graduate Architecture: June 21 - July 16, 2021
Learn MoreApply Here (Deadline - June 1, 2021)

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