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Are you a high school student interested in Architecture or Design? Sign up for Imagine Architecture summer course 

Imagine Architecture is designed for grade 10-12 students who are interested in design and would like to get some experience in creative design thinking to help them decide on a career pathway. Taught by PhD students in the Architecture program, these  fun and intensive workshops will introduce students to the creative culture of design studio, which is at the core of the Architectural Studies curriculum.

There are two independent courses being offered in summer 2017: LAB 101 and LAB 102.

LAB 101

This week-long workshop will include thought-provoking lectures and hands-on design thinking activities. You will be immersed in a culture of imaginative creativity, inspired motivation and related skills-building techniques, methods and projects. Each day will be dedicated to a specific theme which will culminate to a final exhibition of your projects. There will also be the opportunity to learn about Carleton University’s application process.

Date Time Cost
Jul 10-14 9am – 4pm $650 + HST

LAB 102

This 2.5 days weekend workshop is an intensive collaborative design and build session. Working in groups, participants will be taken through a series of exercises in creative design thinking, drawing, architectural detail, and model making that will culminate in an installation of the group project.

Date Time Cost
Jul 21* – 23 *5pm – 6:30pm (Fri, Jul 21 only)

9am – 5pm (Jul 22-23)

$350 + HST

Program Topics

LAB 101 and LAB 102 are stand alone programs therefore you can register for either one or both courses without repeating projects. Projects will allow the maximum exposure to creative design thinking and skills that will be helpful in creating a design portfolio. Course components may include:

  • Hand Drawing
  • Object and Model making
  • Acquisition (2D to 3D constructions)
  • Architecture in digital space (photography, blogging, etc.)
  • Short lectures
  • Creative writing
  • Theatre design to Curation
  • A field trip


A detailed daily schedule will be provided closer to the start of the program. Each program will conclude with an open exhibition and reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. where families are invited to view projects of students.


Due to the limited number of spaces available, only students who have completed grades 10-12 and are genuinely interested in design are eligible to attend.


Click here to register online.

Your spot is not guaranteed until payment has been received. Payment by Visa or MasterCard only.

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Registration deadline is June 9, 2017 or until all spots are taken. Register early as space is limited.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations received before the registration deadline, June 9, 2017 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. There will be no refund after that date.


A daily lunch will be provided to participants. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Transportation & Accommodations

All programs will take place at Carleton University’s Campus in Ottawa. Participants are responsible for your own transportation to the campus as well as accommodations (if needed). If you are travelling from outside of Ottawa, please check out our Visiting Ottawa webpage for a list of local accommodations.

LAB 101 will include a field trip to an Ottawa destination. Transportation for that trip will be covered by the program.


Visitor parking is available on campus. Some parking lots offer full day parking rates.

Further Inquiries

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