The Barnard Architecture + Design Summer Institute explores how design impacts the built environment through hands-on design projects, field trips, and opportunities to meet designers and makers throughout the city.

This program introduces high school students – young women who will be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors – to architecture and related fields that contribute to the design of our city. Led by Barnard architecture faculty, this three-week program includes on-campus learning and making in the architecture design studio, computer lab, and the Barnard Design Center, as well as field trips throughout the city to see design offices, construction projects, and exhibitions. Summer students will be mentored by current college students majoring in architecture and will have opportunities to meet design professionals and those who help imagine and construct the built environment. This program is designed to support low-income students from the local community with the ambition to offer young women and youth identifying as female from underrepresented groups the opportunity to explore architecture and design. It is a free program that will also provide the students with a stipend for their time in the program.

See link to apply for this program.


This program has been made possible through the generous funding of the IDC Foundation.