Pre-College Arch

Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

Have you always been curious about architecture? Do you want to be part of teams designing buildings of the future? Are you interested in learning how to use emerging technologies to design buildings?

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 it's like to be an architect. Come join us for an energetic immersion into the field of design and making where students will interact with professors, current students, recent graduates, and local practitioners. 

Architecture Pre-College Program

Our Pre-College summer experience will provide hands-on experience in drawing and making to test design ideas for an architectural project. Campers will leave with an understanding of the path to a career in architecture, as well as a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio.The Pre-College Architecture studio exposes students to the broad spectrum of creative possibilities to inspire the next generation of future designers. 

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
  • Learn what it means to be an architecture student at Georgia Tech and why we are the best place for creative and inventive design

Summer 2024 Instructor

Christina Shivers


B.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Theory and Performance from Florida State University, a Masters of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 


Christina is an academic, architect, and musician whose research broadly focuses on the intersection of environmental and economic thought specifically within the design disciplines.

Her Ph.D. dissertation investigated the interconnection of design and resource extraction in Canada and the United States by researching the history of surface mining and land reclamation. This work developed an analysis of the ways in which the architectural, landscape and planning professions influenced environmental policy at the national and international scales. Christina is also a visual artist and electronic musician.


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