Architecture and Design student

Do you wish to learn more about how the built environment around you took shape? Do you have an interest in sustainability, sculpture, and/or building? Do you enjoy imagining solutions to design problems that have never been attempted before? What does it mean to think like a designer anyway?

We would love to explore answers to these questions together during Summer Academy 2022's Architecture camp!

Together, we will discuss the meaning of architecture and explore some of the discipline's many applications while learning about sustainable practices, structural concepts, historical context, and representational technique in the design of an individual residence.

Through a series of lectures, group discussions, a field trip to an inspirational museum, and, most importantly, plenty of time devoted to interactively workshopping design ideas, we hope to help you explore your interest in architecture and gain insight into how its practice may be relevant to your future!

Ages: 13-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Extended Day available until 5:30 p.m.
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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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 - $460

  • Optional Lunch Voucher - $55
  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30 p.m. - $45
  • Overnight Camp - $600 additional

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


Megan Driscoll has a background that spans several creative fields, including television production, painting, writing, architecture, and design instruction. Her professional experiences have included producing for CNN and The Washington Post, video freelancing for National Geographic, managing conservation programs with the National Aquarium, and community planning for Habitat for Humanity. Megan has also founded a media company, written a children’s book, and has instructed at UGA in Graphic Systems and Graphic survey studio art courses. 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 fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Sahar AghasafariSahar Aghasafari is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art Education in the Franklin College of Arts and Science Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. She has two master’s in art education from the University of Arizona and Art Research from the University of Tehran and a B.F.A in Fabrics Design from the University of Tehran. She has more than ten years of 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. This is Sahar's fifth 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 two weeks before camp begins.