Workshop Details

  • Dates: July 10-22, 2022
  • Cost: $1500

High school students will experience a variety of design fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Attendees will work closely with both faculty and current college students, who take an active role in the learning process and engage individual students to teach the basics of structural and environmental design. Design projects will test the participants' creative problem-solving skills. 

Each day is different. Students might be in a studio, they might be on a site visit, maybe they are sketching on campus, or working on a project. Students will spend most of their time in the studio learning design. Design principles are not a set series of facts and figures, and discussions could and should take off in a multitude of directions. You will work, you will explore, you will have fun too.


The academy is open to high school students of all backgrounds and professional interests.

  • Three credit hours of a program elective course will be waived, if the student decides to enroll at Ball State for their undergraduate degree
  • Many design-based college programs request the submission of a graphic portfolio. This workshop will provide projects for participants to include in their application portfolios.
  • Participants will gain knowledge of the design thinking process used in the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.


To register fill out the registration and release forms.


Payment Options:

Registration Deposit: $100

First payment of $750 is due April 29, 2022

Final balance of $ 650 is due July 1, 2022

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The cost of the academy covers housing accommodations in the campus residence hall, meals, supplies, transportation, and field trip registration fees.


If you want to learn more about the DesignWorks Summer Academy, contact Lori Pence.

About the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning

The college provides instruction in environmental design and planning segmented into independent professional disciplines including: