Architecture + Design Summer Academy

ADSA Flyer

This summer, the School of Architecture + Planning presents 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 June 21-July 2, 2021 at George Pearl Hall, UNM campus, in Albuquerque

Session 2 July 12-July 23, 2021 at New Mexico School for the Arts, in Santa Fe

Both sessions run Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (no overnight stays)

Each two-week session will include real-world design exercises led by renowned guest instructors and SA+P faculty:

Janet Abrams photo

Janet Abrams



WEEK 1 June 21-25:

Ann Komara photo

Ann Komara, SCAPING

Professor of Landscape Architecture
University of Colorado, Denver

Tamarah Begay photo

Tamarah Begay, SPACING

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

WEEK 2 June 28-July 2

Eric Rodenbeck photo

Eric Rodenbeck, URBING

Founder and Creative Director, Stamen Design
San Francisco

Francisco Uvina photo

Francisco Uviña, ZERVING

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


WEEK 1 July 12-16

Ke Vaughn Harding photo

Ke Vaughn Harding, ZERVING

Designer and Historic Preservationist
AOS Architects, Santa Fe

Jennifer Siegal photo

Jennifer Siegal, SPACING

Founder/Principal, Office of Mobile Design
Los Angeles

WEEK 2 July 19-23

Kathleen Kambic photo

Kathleen Kambic, SCAPING

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
UNM School of Architecture + Planning

Joseph Kunkel photo

Joseph Kunkel, URBING

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

Kindly scan and return these completed forms by email to with Subject Line: student_name_forms

ADSA students will hear lectures on diverse topics in architecture and design, take field trips, and enjoy a Rail Runner excursion from each city to the other, to explore the contrasting urban design in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Teens will have the opportunity to study with four different instructors during each two-week 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. In September, a public exhibition at UNM's George Pearl Hall will showcase student work produced at ADSA.

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

Cost: $300 per session

Deposit $150, fully refundable until start of Session.

Register here

A limited number of full scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Enquire with ‘Scholarship request’ in subject line, to

ADSA Director: Janet Abrams, PhD MFA, Visiting Associate Professor
ADSA Production Team: Lisa Stewart, Elizabeth Castillo, Nora Akram, Erin Mitchell