University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture

Workshop Information

Who can participate?  Students who have completed two or more years of their high school education and have an interest in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design are encouraged to apply to either of the two workshops below.  You do not need courses in art or drafting in order to participate.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of a review of materials submitted with the application.  We have reserved space for 36 students in the workshop, so register early.

How much will it cost?  The fee for the workshop is $585 per participant.  This includes studio supplies, program fees, meals and lodging.  Students participating in this residential program are supervised overnight while in the residence hall by College of Architecture staff.

How do I apply?  Each applicant must completely fill out the online application form and provide two reference names from persons (other than family members) familiar with the applicant’s academic and creative ability.  In addition, each applicant is to submit a 500 word essay which describes why you are interested in architecture, landscape architecture and/or interior design and why you wish to attend the workshop.  Please be specific.

All application material must be received by the College of Architecture office on or before April 10, 2017.  Those who are accepted must confirm attendance by submitting the $585 fee on or before May 8th.  Those students not confirming by the deadline will be placed on an alternate applicant.

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Contact:   Stepanie Kuenning, Students Success Coordinator,


June 4 – June 10, 2017 Sunday to Saturday

What is it?  This workshop, developed for high school students at all levels, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of discussions, design studio explorations, field trips and video presentations.  The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where students explore design issues and nurture creative energies.  As part of the workshop, students will learn about architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios, explore various career opportunities, visit architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios explore various career opportunities, visit architecturally significant buildings and iconic landscapes and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.


What is it?  This week-long workshop provides high school students with a unique experience to explore and discover the design profession of Landscape Architecture.  The workshop includes field trips, classroom discussions and design projects.  As part of the workshop, students will visit professional offices and travel to various designed landscapes such as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park to name a few.  In addition, students will also explore preserved and enhanced natural landscapes such as the Elkhorn River, Eugene T. Mahoney State park and the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.  Here the world is your canvas.

Landscape Architecture is “the art of practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  Landscape Architects collaborate with communities, architects and engineers to design campuses, parks, gardens, cities and large-scale land planning projects.  To learn more about the profession, visit the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects at


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