The Pre-College Architecture “Be the Future” summer studio offers an opportunity for students interested in architecture to get a hands-on experience of what its like to be an architect. Led and directed by a Georgia Tech School of Architecture faculty member, Be the Future introduces high school students to life as an architecture student at Georgia Tech. In Summer 2016, the first year of this initiative, we welcomed 46 students who came from the Philippines, Poland, Hong Kong, Illinois, Florida, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, and Georgia.
An intensive, two-week experience for high school students interested in architecture, Be the Future offers an energetic immersion into the field of design and making where the participants interact with professors, current students, recent graduates, and local practitioners. Over the course of the program, students are exposed to the broad spectrum of creative possibilities to inspire the next generation of architects.
What the students do:
• engage in a design studio project using cutting-edge tools of technology and software;
• live on campus with current architecture students who will assist in leading design exercises;
• meet and hear from School of Architecture professors;
• sketch and tour the city (Beltline, Midtown, MODA, High Museum, Piedmont Park, etc.);
• visit architecture firms and meet Georgia Tech graduates who work there;
• have fun at movie night, bowling, and swimming on campus; and
• learn what it means to be an architecture student at Georgia Tech and why we are the best place for creative and inventive design.