Architecture and Design student

Discover the world of urban design through the lens of a collaborative charette this June. Have you ever wondered what goes into the selection, design, and implementation of urban interventions in or near your community? We will learn about the history of the discipline of urban design, look at a real-world design problem in downtown Atlanta and, after a field trip, propose site-specific solutions to be developed over a period of two days and presented for individual feedback.

Together, we will:

  • Work to gain familiarity and facility with hand-drawing and computer modeling techniques
  • Explore aspirations and goals for real-world urban design projects
  • Try our hands at solving a real-world design problem requiring consideration of technical, ecological, political, and legal constraints.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 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.