A father and daughter sitting outside at a table on the grass creating colorful crafts at an event. The girl is wearing a mask .

Thank you for giving the tour, it was so fun! Hopefully I can come back in the Fall so I can see the purple flowers. They sound beautiful.

Second Grade Student, The Children's School   

Young Architects Summer Program

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Young Architects Summer Program

In this unique program, students in grades 7 through 12 are introduced to the architectural history of La Jolla, learn space and layout planning, and develop architectural drawing, modeling, and computer skills. The program prepares participants for possible higher education interests in architecture, architectural history, interior design, and construction-related careers. Highlights include tours of La Jolla structures that exemplify the work of extraordinary architects from different eras and varied architectural styles as well as a tour of a local architect’s studio and a construction site. Each student is provided a learning packet that includes model kits, sketchbooks, and drafting equipment in addition to a laptop computer with architectural CAD (computer-aided design) software, Sketch-Up, for use during the program.

The camp culminates with each student designing a structure based on design criteria specified by the instructors and the opportunity to present their designs to the class, instructors, and parents. This is the only architectural design and planning summer course available to youth in San Diego County, offered, organized, and taught by volunteer practicing architects in La Jolla and San Diego. The course structure and curriculum is developed by La Jolla architect and La Jolla Historical Society Board Member Laura DuCharme-Conboy, AIA, LEED AP.

Session 1: Middle School, July 18-22, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm | Tuition $700 - WAIT LIST ONLY

Session 2: High School, July 25-29, 2022 | 9:00am-4:00pm | Tuition $750 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

To register a student for this program, please download the application below. Mail the completed form, along with tuition payment, to:

La Jolla Historical Society | PO Box 2085 | La Jolla CA 92038-2085