Architecture in the City

The Program

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) offers a summer, noncredit program called Architecture in the City for high school students. This is an interdisciplinary program designed for entering their sophomore, junior, senior year of high school and recent high school graduates. The two-week camp will give participants the opportunity for a hands on experience in model building and drawing techniques while exposing them to architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and urban planning. This commuter program will be offered at the University of Colorado Denver Campus from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 14th from 9am to 4pm. Participants with and without design backgrounds are welcome.


Application Information

Please note that you will need to submit the following when filling out the application:

  • Letter of Intent (100-150 words, typed)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a high school administrator (teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) or and design industry professional (architect, planner, etc.)
  • Unofficial High School Transcript (class information purposes only, there is no GPA requirement) – this will be emailed or mailed not uploaded in the application.

Payment of $800 and application materials secures your spot in the program. Admission is on a first come first served basis. Failure to make final payment by May 15, 2019 will result in a forfeit of your place in the program to the next person on the waiting list. After the May 15, 2019 deadline, applications will be accepted if space is available.

Priority deadline: April 3, 2019*

Regular deadline: May 15, 2019


*Students who apply by the priority deadline date receive first option for admissions and scholarships.


For questions about the camp please contact Leigh McFarland via email or call 303.315.2527.