Summer High School Program

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 professional sides of the architectural arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom. 

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare students for the rigors of architecture school, giving students a head start, as well as acquainting them to 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. 

Our Summer Experience in Architecture program will occur in 2 sessions.
Session I: June 27, 2022 - July 8, 2022
Session II*: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022 

*Session II is an optional week that focuses on digital tools. It cannot be taken independently as it builds upon skills taught in session I.


Application Deadline: May 16th, 2022

Payment Deadline: June 1st, 2022

Tuition and Fees

The tuition for session I is $1,350,

The tuition for session II is $675.

Room and Board

Session I: $1,400

Session I+II: $2,000


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"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