Marywood University’s School of Architecture “Design your Future” Program to be Offered Virtually

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Marywood University’s School of Architecture will offer its Design your Future pre-college summer workshop for high school students virtually. The two-week program will take place from Monday, July 27 – Friday, August 7, 2020. The registration fee is $200 and is non-refundable after July 15, 2020. To register, visit The DyF program cost is $1,350 and includes tuition and program kit and materials, which will be mailed to students prior to the start of the program.

“Design your Future (DyF)” students will design projects through digital and tactile methods and will have an exceptional opportunity to work with a different industry professional daily, addressing topics such as sustainability, socially responsible design, biomimicry, digital design methods, and adaptive reuse. Design exercises and lectures expose students to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, academic investigation, and professional training that forms an architectural education. Students will explore the ideas, methods, and current issues of architecture and interior architecture with top professors and practicing professionals in their field.

The “DyF” program at Marywood University was established seven years ago to offer high school students a significant first experience in architectural education. The program gives students an opportunity to participate in the process of design and to develop the basic tools of imagination and expression. “DyF” emphasizes that architecture and interior architecture combine the practical concerns of building with the artistic freedom of design.

Students who have completed their sophomore year at high school have the option to take the course for three college credits through Marywood University’s Momentum Program, which provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head start on college by enrolling in college-level courses. Students can choose from a variety of courses during the fall, spring, or summer semesters through to the student’s high school graduation.

In addition to earning credits, “DyF” students are exposed to design processes and innovative applications in diverse studio projects, as well as preparing for the creative exploration of architecture school and with campus life at the university level. Tuition for the three-credit college Momentum program is $1,950.

For additional information about the “Design your Future” workshop at Marywood University, contact Kate O’Connor, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and director of the “Design your Future” workshop at the University, at