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Jul 5 2021 Event /

Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism | Imagine Architecture Studio

July 5 - July 23




Imagine Architecture is a career exploratory studio offered by Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism for grade 10-12 students who are interested in design and who would like to gain experience in creative design thinking and making. Taught by instructors from Carleton’s architecture program, these fun and intensive workshops will introduce students to the creative culture of design studio, which is at the core of the Architectural Studies curriculum.

We are proud to offer exceptional summer programs for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio.The 2021 courses will be offered ONLINE.

2021 Courses

LAB 101 – July 5 to July 9
Emphasis on human scale, multi-media drawing techniques, architectural conventions, and some physical modeling.

LAB 102 – July 12 to 16
Emphasis on digital representation: Rhino 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Workshop on page layouts for portfolios.

LAB 103 – July 19 to 23
Emphasis on diagrams and abstract architectural thinking, urban space, and portfolio preparation workshops.

How do I decide?

For those who want to explore a range of media and scales, Labs 101, 102, and 103 are designed as a sequence, to build skills and confidence, prepare students for application to undergraduate programs in architecture, and generate portfolio material.

For those who prefer to take only one LAB, each is designed independently and requires no previous training.

You can register for any one of them or you can register for all courses without repeating projects. Projects will allow the maximum exposure to creative design skills that will be helpful in creating a design portfolio.

How will this help my application portfolio?

The program aims to give students the tools they need to represent their creative ideas. The work is a reflection of how the students observe, interpret, and propose a narrative through their designs. Admission committees look for students who can communicate their ideas and express how they imagine architecture.


For those interested in all three LABs, we offer a $125 discount. The discount will be applied automatically during online payment.
One week: $625 + HST
Two weeks: $1,250 + HST
Three weeks: $1,750 + HST

Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus $45 service charge) will be issued for cancellations 30 days before the start of the LAB for which you are registered. Unfortunately, there is no refund for cancellations made less than 30 days before the start of the LAB for which you are registered.