Design Camp

City Building Downtown

Entering Grades 2 – 4

City Building Downtown camp is calling all budding builders and young city planners to innovate the future of our city spaces. Campers can unleash their creativity in this design camp developed and led by our innovative students at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in our downtown location. Working together, campers will uncover new skills to create designs fit for downtown cityscapes. To bring their design ideas to life, they’ll work with a variety of design techniques and planning methods exploring materials, scales, and crafting models. We’ll seek inspiration right here, using downtown Calgary as a full-scale laboratory to design beautiful buildings and landscapes to create their own little downtown. Join us downtown for a creative and fun week of design!

Entering Grades 5 – 10

What does it take to build a great city? Aspiring architects and young urban visionaries interested in architecture and urbanism are invited to join our students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in a collaborative exploration of this question in our downtown location. Design skills and knowledge will be developed through skill building and downtown exploration. Building on a shared experience of design and local community making, we explore new ways of collaborating and co-creating. Choosing a site in downtown Calgary, participants will be challenged to redesign an aspect of the city/public space and present a proposal to transform its function, appearance, accessibility, and other characteristics. We’ll seek inspiration right here, using downtown Calgary as a full-scale laboratory to explore, observe and design beautiful buildings, landscapes and envision future scenarios for urban spaces. Come downtown and learn how to tackle complex problems using your design skills and start crafting your future career making Calgary the place you imagine it to be!

*Please note that activities and weekly themes are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Discover Design

Entering Grades 2 - 4

Is your child's architectural vision surpassing this year’s Lego kits? Budding builders and young city planners can unleash their creativity in this design camp developed and led by our innovative students at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. Campers will uncover new foundational design skills to help bring their ideas to life. They’ll discover a variety of design techniques and planning methods exploring materials, scales and crafting models. We’ll seek inspiration right here at the University of Calgary using our developing campus as a full-scale laboratory to explore and observe beautiful buildings and landscapes to create their own little city. Get out your creativity caps and join us for a week of fun!

*Please note that activities and weekly themes are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Future Design Studio

Entering Grades 5 - 7

Future Design Studio is seeking all aspiring architects and young urban visionaries to innovate the future of cityspaces in our world. Campers can unleash their creativity in this design camp developed and led by our innovative students at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. Campers will uncover new skills to create designs fit for the future. To bring their visions to life, they’ll work with a variety of design techniques and planning methods exploring materials, scales, and representations, producing images and crafting models. We’ll seek inspiration right here at the University of Calgary using our developing campus and award-winning green buildings as a full-scale laboratory to explore, observe and design beautiful buildings, landscapes and envision future scenarios for urban spaces. Building on shared interests in design and local community making, we explore new ways to co-create. Get out your creativity caps and join us for a week of fun in our design studio imagining the future!

*Please note that activities and weekly themes are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.