A+D Summer Academy

In summer 2021, the School of Architecture + Planning is proud to present the inaugural edition of Architecture + Design Summer Academy. This program is 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.

In each of the two-week sessions, teens will get hands-on studio design experience in all four of the School’s major disciplines:

  • SPACING (architecture)
  • SCAPING (landscape architecture)
  • URBING (city and regional planning)
  • ZERVING (historic preservation)

Session 1 June 21-July 2, 2021 in Albuquerque
Session 2 July 12-July 23, 2021 in Santa Fe

Each session will include real-world design exercises led by renowned guest instructors and SA+P faculty: instructors will be announced here shortly!

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 various instructors during each two-week session, and to 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

Enquiries: adsa@unm.edu

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