Pre-College Programs

ArcStart: A Pre-Architecture Residential Summer Program for High School Students

ArcStart is a pre-architecture program designed to introduce students to experience the studio intensity of a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. The program hosts 50 students as a residential program at U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor in July. The program is open to U.S. students.

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Michigan Architecture Prep

Michigan Architecture Prep is an innovative and integrated academic and career-focused learning initiative for high school juniors in metropolitan Detroit who are interested in becoming architects and design professionals.

This program offers students a college course for high school credit focused on architecture, design thinking, mathematics and visual art while exposing students to practitioners and professional architecture practices. Students will also receive individualized career counseling that includes workshops on post-secondary education, exploring ways to finance the cost of college, creating a resume and portfolio, and preparing for interviews and presentations.