University of South Florida

School of Architecture & Community Design

USF College of The Arts

Design By Making


On behalf of the faculty and staff of the USF School of Architecture & Community Design (SACD), we are pleased to welcome you to our Design by Making Summer Program. Our main goal is to inspire our next generation of architects by introducing them to the many sides of the profession. 

The SA+CD’s Design by Making Summer Program enables participants to explore architecture from a designer’s viewpoint. The two-week program, for students entering grades 9 to 12, introduces participants to different design methods within a studio environment. Working closely with faculty and community architects, participants experience different design challenges utilizing freehand media, model making, and digital design. In addition to daily studio workshops, the program includes several field trips to significant buildings and professional studios within Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Lakeland. 


For additional information and application documents, contact James Spear at

Registration Fee
A registration fee of $1,099 is required along with the application documents. Cancellations made prior to June 2, 2023, will receive a full refund. Please register by June 2, 2023.  Use the link below to complete payment.

Registration Link
Application and Release Forms

Participants parking in on campus are required to purchase a $40.00 temporary parking pass for the duration of the program. 

The program will take place from June 20 – June 30, 2023. Daily workshops will be held at the School of Architecture & Community Design from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The SACD is located at 4202 East Fowler Avenue, HMS 301, Tampa, FL 33620.  

Lunch and Snacks
Lunch and snacks will be provided and are covered by the registration fee.

Participants will have the opportunity experience a range of different mediums, including free hand drawing, model making explorations, and digital design.  All materials and laboratories utilized during the program will be provided and covered by the program fee.