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Design Experience Summer Programs


The UH Design Experience Summer Programs are for high school, college and degreed professionals looking for a potential career in architecture, interior architecture and/or industrial design. Design Experience provides a culturally enriched, learning-by-doing introduction to the different design disciplines available for undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

No previous experience in architecture or other design fields is required.

In addition to design projects, the five-week programs include lectures on architectural history and technology, building case studies and field trips to buildings of special interest. Students will also visit architects’ offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin.

Design Experience is taught by the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design faculty giving students the opportunity to participate in a portfolio workshops to prepare them for the undergraduate or graduate application process.

Programs for High School Students:
Architecture: (June 10 - July 12) Produced in partnership with Wonderworks, to apply please visit

Programs for college students or degreed professionals seeking a potential future in Architecture:
Pre-graduate Architecture:(June 10 - July 12)
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