Taking inspiration from acclaimed architects, draft your original concept of a dream home into tangible architectural plans.
Read blueprints and conceptualize three-dimensional spaces on a two-dimensional plane. Consider functional features of design, from Italian-styled outdoor courtyards to more modern urban lofts. Use T-squares, architectural pencils, and scaling devices to draft plans and draw elevations as you design and envision a 3D scale model. Solicit feedback from your peers at the drafting table and determine every aspect of exterior design while creating a building made just for you.
Measurements, Symbols, + Floor Plans
Use proper architectural symbols for items such as steps, windows, and doors as you create floor plans.
Purpose + Functionality
Turn a warehouse into a community center. Or redesign a kitchen space for your dream home. Determine the function of a space and reassess your design based on its changing purpose and needs.
From modern to utilitarian, explore the architectural components of geometry, lines, shadows as you find your distinct design style.
Watch your blueprint come to life as you build a scaled, 3D model of the structure you’ve designed, using professional architectural modeling techniques.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Electives, activities, evening events… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 20+ trip options each session.
Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
Independence takes practice, and there are bumps along the way. (Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.)