Experiences in Architecture

The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense two-week, pre-college workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

This year Experiences in Architecture launches a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) offering special LEED certified building tours, sustainability expert lectures and more.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquainting you with campus life at the university level. Students who have participated in EIA’s summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.

The application can be found at this Google Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/fuZ7HMsXV4pMUe943

Dates for Summer 2020

 July 6 – 17
First Week: Seeing / Making / Drawing
Second Week: Design Thinking

Tuition and Fees


"I just wanted to let you know how thankful and appreciative I am for the Experiences in Architecture Program. After going through those three great weeks of hands on experience, I now know that I really want to delve into the discipline of architecture. The program you put together was both very informative and very fun at the same time, which is quite the accomplishment; I never had a dull moment over the course of the three weeks. I have a much better handle on what it actually means to be an architect, and how hard it is to become one. Once again, I want to thank you for a great experience while at Catholic University, and perhaps I will be in contact with you later about applying there! Thanks!" – Justin Heil