• Architecture

    Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation


    Spring 2021

    If you are interested in architecture, historic preservation, or related design fields, look no further. This seven-week program will provide you with a basic understanding of the day-to-day work involved with these careers, their associated creative processes, and their required educational training. Through a combination of virtual sessions, videos, and independent work, students will learn how architects employ an iterative process to come up with ideas, refine them to solve an architectural problem, and clearly present their solutions to a professional audience. A vacant site in Homestead is the blank canvas for which students conceive their designs.

    Participants' weekly commitment is a required one-hour virtual session with instructors and at least one hour of independent work on weekly drawing assignments. Instructors also will be available for Q & A sessions with students at scheduled times.

    The program starts on March 16; students will present their work virtually by April 28. The required weekly virtual session will be held each Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A materials fee of $25.00 will be collected in addition to the application fee of $75.