Architecture and Design

Explore the exciting 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 or individually to create a digital model of a house. We'll look at traditional and experimental designs from past and current architects, and take a close look at the environmental costs and opportunities 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

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Course Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Course Date Info:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Students will be using UGA’s eLearning Common and Collaborate Ultra for this course. Students will be e-mailed their access information one week before the program and will be able to log-in to their program each day at 8:45 a.m.



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


Sahar AghasafariSahar Aghasafari is a Ph.D. student in Art Education at the University of Georgia. She has two masters in Art Education from the University of Arizona and Art Research from the University of Central Tehran, and a B.F.A in Fabrics Design from the University of Tehran. She has more than 8 years teaching experience as a faculty and lecturer at universities in Iran, and she’s taught as a full-time teacher at K-12 schools in the U.S. Currently, she is teaching Graphic Design at Lamar Dodd, School of Art, University of Georgia. She’s had several individuals and group exhibitions in Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Drawing, and Painting. She’s presented several papers in art fields in the international conferences and she has several published papers. This is Sahar’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Megan Driscoll's background spans several creative fields, including television production, painting, writing, architecture, and graphic design, which she currently teaches at UGA. Her passion is helping people experience the joy of interacting closely with the natural environment, fulfilling their purposes as stewards and neighbors by creatively working together to build beautiful communities based on respect and kindness. This is Megan’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students must have a computer or tablet that has Internet access and one of the following browsers installed: Google® Chrome™, Apple® Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Microsoft® Edge. Please visit Brightspace Browser Support in the Community for further details about the Browser Support Lifecycle. Starting January 1, 2020, eLC will no longer be supported on Microsoft® Internet Explorer®.

Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.