Architecture + Design Summer Academy

ADSA 2024

This summer, the School of Architecture + Planning presents the Architecture + Design Summer Academy, a new program designed to introduce High School Juniors and Seniors to the disciplines in which the SA+P offers degrees and certificates, preparing them for application to our undergraduate programs.

Session 1:  at New Mexico School for the Arts, in Santa Fe
(non-credit option):  June 10 - June 22, 2024
(credit option):  June 10 - June 28, 2024

Session 2: at George Pearl Hall, UNM campus, in Albuquerque
(non-credit option): July 8 - July 19, 2024
(credit option): July 8 - July 26, 2024

Every week, students will meet Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (no overnight stays), with the exception of week 2 in Santa Fe. This week begins June 17 (Monday), does not meet on June 19 (Wednesday), and ends June 22 (Saturday). 


Credit Options: 

"Non-credit" means that students will fully participate in the summer program but will not receive high school or university credit. Students will not have homework.

"Dual credit" means that students will receive 3 credits of UNM credit as the School of Architecture and Planning course ARCH 1125 Design Fundamentals and typically 1 credit of high school credit for participating high schools (click here for a list of participating high schools and all the dual credit classes offered at UNM: UNM tuition is waived for dual credit students, so the only cost for this program is our program cost of $300 + materials. Dual credit students will have homework, be expected to purchase some scale model making materials, and their assignments will be slightly different from non-credit students. Dual credit students must also apply for dual credit here: between April 1 and May 6, 2024.

"UNM credit" means that UNM students can also register for either the Santa Fe or Albuquerque three-week long sessions and receive 3 credit hours as Arch 1125 Design Fundamentals. Instructor permission is required to enroll; please email

Students can register for "credit" sessions as "non-credit" status if they would like to participate in the longer program.

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Katherine Boles



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Tamarah Begay

Founder and Principal-in-Charge, Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture

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Francisco Uviña

Director, Historic Preservation + Regionalism Certificate Program
UNM School of Architecture + Planning

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Kathleen Kambic

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
UNM School of Architecture + Planning


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Francisco Uviña

Director, Historic Preservation + Regionalism Certificate Program
UNM School of Architecture + Planning

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Claudia Meyer Horn

Landscape Architect, Principal, Design Office, Santa Fe

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Joseph Kunkel

Principal and Director
Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab MASS Design, Santa Fe

ADSA students will hear lectures on diverse topics in architecture and design  and take field trips around Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Teens will have the opportunity to study with different instructors during each session and will get feedback on their work from local professionals and community leaders during a final review on the last Friday of each session.

UNM follows COVID-19 protocols based on State and University mandates.

Cost: $300 per session, Albuquerque or Santa Fe (registration for both sessions is possible)

Deposit: $150, fully refundable until start of Session.

Register here

A limited number of full scholarships will be available on first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to request assistance, please send the completed Scholarship Form, which you can access below.

Scholarship Form

Kindly fill out these forms and email them to with the Subject Line: student_name_forms