July 23 - July 30, 2022
University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning

Join the College of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the ACE Mentor Program, for a weeklong overnight summer camp on the University of Colorado Denver campus. Faculty from CU Denver’s architecture program will lead an investigation in design, digital fabrication, and sustainable design. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a design build project with other students from ACE Mentor affiliates across the US. Evenings and additional activities will include exploring all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer

Program Highlights

  • Program led by experienced College of Architecture and Planning faculty and student teaching assistants
  • Sketching and building of models
  • The opportunity to work in architectural design software
  • The opportunity to use tools and machinery
  • Designing, planning and fabrication of a project
  • Guest lectures and site visits with industry experts
  • Experience living on campus in a university residential hall
  • Admissions events with current students
  • The opportunity to meet and work with students from all over the U.S.
  • Social activities such as bowling, amusement parks, Meow Wolf, sketch hikes in the mountains, and more
students in hard hats visiting a construction site

Design Build Project

Past projects have included rooftop furniture, indoor furnishings and installations for the College of Architecture and Planning, outdoor workspaces along the Cherry Creek Path, and more.
man working at a desk outside in the city
students sitting on some patio furniture


Registration is $1,150 per student, to be covered by ACE. Please contact your ACE affiliate if interested in registering.

Included with Registration

  • Double occupancy room in the brand new City Heights residential hall
  • Meals and snacks
  • Transportation to and from the airport and to activities
  • Instruction of all sessions 
  • Building materials and tools
  • Social activities
  • T-shirts and other swag