Design Discovery

The School of Architecture within the College of Architecture, Art, and Design at Mississippi State University is offering an eight-day summer workshop that is intended to answer many of the questions about design and architecture as fields of study and as professions. The major goal of the workshop is to simulate the information, skill, and intensity required for a design education, while providing a clear insight into the practice of architecture. With this experience it will be possible for the participants to make an informed career decision about architecture and its related design disciplines. 

Projects range from: small site installation/constructions to furniture to residential-scaled projects (using small models and drawings) while engaging in drawing/sketching/modeling exercises. For more detailed camp information including previous camp websites, scope of curriculum, applications, additional forms, and current camp website including important dates please visit: http://www.caad.msstate.edu/sarc/designdiscovery.php

Who is eligible: Admission into Design Discovery is open to high school age students (16 and above) and incoming college freshmen who are interested in the field of architecture and/or other related design fields. Older students are also encouraged to attend, but they must contact the School of Architecture for specific instructions and arrangements before filling out the application. Neither school transcripts nor letters of recommendation are required. Prospective students, as well as those considering a career in architecture, have found Design Discovery helpful in confirming their choice of architecture as a profession and in making a smoother transition into the First-Year Design Studio. Also, the dedicated faculty members and high-caliber students who work as counselors and instructors during the week provide knowledge, experience, and friendships that will be valuable to entering freshmen in architecture.

Type: Overnight Camp

Sponsoring Unit: 

School of Architecture

Cost: Design Discovery Workshop (and camp) Cost: $595.00   Includes: room+board in dorms; supplies; films; lectures; hands-on instruction and workshops w/ senior architecture faculty and architecture students.

Contact: 

Faculty Director: Justin Taylor

Email: jtaylor@caad.msstate.edu
Phone: Justin Taylor @ 662-325-2557
Fax: 662-325-8872
Office: School of Architecture

Admin Contact: Phyllis Davis-Webber

Email: desdisco@caad.msstate.edu
Phone: Phyllis @ 662-325-2557
Fax: 662-325-8872
Office: School of Architecture
899 Collegeview St 240 Giles Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For More Information: 

For more detailed camp information including previous camp websites, scope of curriculum, applications, additional forms, and current camp website including important dates please visit: http://www.caad.msstate.edu/sarc/designdiscovery.php