Architecture and Design student

Explore the interesting world of architecture, from drawings to scale models! You'll learn the basics of perspective and architectural scale drawings, examine the various delivery systems for houses (water, electricity, heating and cooling), and work in a small group to create a scale model of a house that you design together. We'll look at traditional and experimental designs from past and current architects, and take a close look at the environmental costs and opportunities that are available in building design. You'll leave this program with an understanding of how designers create and use a pattern language, and a better idea of what it takes to become a professional in the field.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $360

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $830

None. This course is designed for students with little to no background in architecture.


Helen Marrin is a recent graduate from Georgia Tech's College of Design, where she earned her BS in Architecture. During her undergraduate career she has had the opportunity to travel and experience first-hand some of the world's richest examples of architecture in Greece and Italy. In addition, she has interned at both architecture and construction firms. She is fascinated by how simple practices in architecture can create life giving spaces that also promote sustainability. This will be her first summer teaching at UGA's Summer Academy (in addition, her first time ever visiting Athens).

Lindsey Schwartz graduated from Georgia Tech in 2016 with a BS in Industrial Design from the College of Architecture. She is now a first-year teacher at Eagle's Landing High School, where she also coaches softball and soccer. Lindsey teaches the Engineering Pathway at the school and loves getting kids involved with hands-on activities so they can see how the technical aspects of engineering relate to their everyday life. Working with kids has been something she has loved for the longest time and is now excited that she gets to do that for a living. This is her first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.