College of Architecture and Design

Pre-college Summer Programs

Summer Architecture+Design

The College of Architecture and Design offers summer programs in a state of the art university setting for exceptional high school students interested in architecture, interior design, industrial design and digital design. The program offers a full week of design exploration at a variety of scales organized around an introduction to computer graphics. During the week students develop their projects, visit the project sites, and spend a day in lower Manhattan, where they tour ongoing projects and design offices. Our instructors challenge participants to produce work of a caliber that can be included in college portfolios. On the final day, students present their projects digitally to a jury that selects several winning designs and award prizes.

Activities are organized around group meals with students, faculty and professionals in a variety of settings. Students sample college life by staying in Laurel Hall, NJIT’s Michael Graves-designed co-ed dormitory, where they are accompanied by male and female chaperones made up of NJIT faculty and students. Most chaperones are themselves alumni of the summer program.

The College has offered summer programs for over a decade and draws future designers from across the United States and Europe. Alumni of the program have gone on to study design and architecture at prestigious universities with many now employed in exciting design firms.

The registration fee includes all meals, overnight accommodations in residence halls and all costs associated with any off-campus field trips.

Registration for the 2014 Summer Architecture+Design Program is now open!

We are now accepting applications for both sessions of the Summer 2014 program. Download the registration form.

For more information regarding program details, registration, or other inquiries contact us at

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