Pre-College Summer Programs

Be the Future of Design

Our Pre-College studios are intensive, two week workshops for high school students interested in architecture and industrial design.

Each camp is a 2-week session, June 20th – July 1st. Students can only participate in one Be the Future of Design studio, since the studios run simultaneously.

Pre-College Architecture Studio

Ever wonder what a career in Architecture would be like? Join us for a chance to explore this exciting profession!

The Pre-College Architecture Studio will be run by Georgia Tech faculty, students, and Atlanta architects. We’ll sketch and tour the city ( Beltline, Midtown, MODA, High Museum, Piedmont Park, etc.) Participants will gain an understanding of Architecture career paths as well as a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio. 

Pre-College Industrial Design Studio

Industrial Designers design the products we use every day! Appliances, phones, tools, bikes, and many more products emerge through their creative thinking and making. 

Come explore this exciting career in our hands-on studio. Together we’ll explore why everyday objects are made the way they are. Participants will test design ideas through drawing and modeling before making their very own design proposal.  All will leave with a new understanding of this exciting profession and a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio.

Pre-College Interactive Product Design Studio

Learn to design and prototype new product ideas with a technological edge.

This studio will outline the ways and means to generate product ideas, from sketch concepts and models through to operational prototypes. Easy-to-use kit-based systems (Lego Mindstorms) provide participants with ahands-on introduction to sensors and interactive technologies. Next, they learn how more sophisticated technologies support the design development of fully operational “proof of concept” prototypes.

Participant projects focus on a broad cross-section of ‘real life’ situations including: design for mobility; design of wearable technologies; design for health and well-being; and design of interactive systems to support a more sustainable future.