• Architecture

    Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

    Participating in these five sessions will help you determine if you are interested in becoming an architect, urban planner, and/or historic preservationist. After learning about the key goals in architecture and building a geodesic dome out of newspaper, Apprentices will visit a vacant lot in Homestead and tour several blocks of East Eighth Avenue. After learning about the design process, Apprentices will draft plans, sections, and elevations showing his/her vision for the vacant lot. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University, students from the School of Architecture will give advice so each Apprentice can further improve his/her ideas. During a visit to Station Square, professional architects will give advice so each Apprentice can refine his/her ideas and drawings. During the final session, each student will present his/her solution for the vacant lot and members of the Homestead community and architects will offer their critique. The five sessions give Apprentices the chance to experience what it is like to be an architect––and the chance to explore Homestead, CMU, Station Square, and downtown Pittsburgh.  There will be 5 sessions scheduled and the day of the week varies.  Please note that a $35 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is due at the first session.  This fee is in addition to the $75 registration fee.


    There will be a 30 minute lunch break at each session.  Bring a bag lunch or money to buy lunch.  All sessions take place from 9:30am - 2:30pm.