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Summer@CAPPA 2019

CAPPA Summer Camp

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs holds a camp on the University of Texas at Arlington campus for high school students interested in design, architecture and interior design. 

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Campers have the opportunity to meet other students from high schools across North Texas as they engage in drawing and fabrication projects directed by CAPPA faculty in our College studios. This camp is best suited for students entering 10, 11 or 12th grades in the fall semester.

Projects are selected to actively engage students in the act of building and to creatively explore a variety of design media and methods. Past participants reported the work completed in previous summer sessions has been invaluable in building their student portfolios for college admission. 

If you are interested in the 2020 summer camp, please contact James Brown (


Dalton Tasset, a 2016 participant from Rockwall, told us the experience strengthened his desire to become an architect. “Summer@CAPPA was awesome," said Tasset. "I got to learn about the thinking process behind the idea of how a building gets created. There is an art behind it, an idea of a wow factor, and a connection between the person and the building. I will definitely think more in depth of how to design my buildings in the future, rather that just putting walls into Revit.”

"My adventures in architecture began with an architecture camp at UTA some two decades ago.  To a tenderfoot high school sophomore like me, the camp was an eye opening experience into the realm of design, drawing, and model-making craft.”