Penn State to host virtual summer camp for high school design students

May 29, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — During this time of uncertainty and event cancelations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State is giving high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a virtual design environment from their homes this summer. The 2020 Architecture and Landscape Architecture Virtual Summer Camp will be held July 13-16 and is intended for high school students who are interested in exploring the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, architectural engineering or construction management. 

Faculty from the highly ranked architecture and landscape architecture programs in the Stuckeman School will mentor campers through the exercises and activities that take place in a university’s professional design programs, including hands-on drawing and model building. Students also will have access to lectures; virtual tours of design projects, construction sites and firms; and live question-and-answer sessions with current students, alumni and administrators. 

“We are excited to offer an opportunity for high school students to explore their academic and professional future despite the limitations due to the pandemic,” said Cathy Braasch, assistant professor of architecture and camp director. “Their decisions about college applications are time-sensitive, so it felt important to support them by providing this curriculum that will give them insight into the college design setting.” 

The summer camp is an outreach service of the College of Arts and Architecture. To learn more or to register for the 2020 Architecture and Landscape Architecture Virtual Summer Camp, visit

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Last Updated May 29, 2020