ACE Virtual Summer Camp July 12-16 9am – 3pm, MST

Join the College of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the ACE Mentor Program, for a weeklong virtual summer camp. Faculty from CU Denver’s architecture program will lead an investigation in design, digital fabrication, and sustainability with a focus on shipping containers and their importance in the field of architecture. Students will have the opportunity to build and iterate on a shipping container model at home while working with other students from ACE Mentor affiliates across the US.


  • Program led by experienced College of Architecture and Planning faculty and student teaching assistants
  • Small breakout group discussions and work
  • Sketching and building of small-scale models
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Admissions events with current students
  • Program Kits
  • The opportunity to meet and work with students from all over the U.S.
  • Optional Trivia and Movie Night


July 12-16, 2021

9 am – 3pm MST

 Monday, June 12Tuesday, July 13 Wednesday, July 14Thursday, July 15Friday, July 16
Welcome from CAPInstructionInstructionInstructionInstruction
Guest Speaker: Brad Tomecek of Tomecek Studio Break BreakBreakBreak
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Lunch BreakInstructionInstructionInstructionPresentations of Work
InstructionBreak Daily Wrap-UpBreakBreak
BreakInstructionCU Denver Admissions w/Student Panel InstructionPresentations of Work
Daily Wrap-Up Daily Wrap-UpDaily Wrap-UpProgram Closing
Optional: Trivia NightOptional: Movie Night, Built Beautiful

*Schedule is subject to change. Hours and the amount of time for lunch and breaks will remain the same each day.


Program Kits with sketching materials, shipping container model pieces, and CU Denver swag are included with registration. Program Kits will be mailed out the last week of June.


Registration is $450 per student, to be covered by ACE Affiliates.  

Included with Registration

  • All content creation and digital tools 
  • Instruction of all sessions 
  • Program Kit with chip board model

Not Included

  • Student’s technological devices 
  • Student’s platform subscriptions
  • Additional materials needed for project, which may include scissors, glue, tape, cardboard scraps