Design Like a Girl Mentor Program

Dates: 4 DCPS days off on Fridays: September 30, December 2, March 3, May 19.
Application Deadline Extended: Monday, August 22
Tuition: $25; scholarship opportunities available

This year, the Washington Architectural Foundation is doing a lot of programming specifically focused on girls. The goal of the "Design Like a Girl" programs is to encourage girls to consider architecture as a possible career. WAF hopes to open a door that might eventually lead to greater gender equality in a profession that needs it. Read more about "Design Like a Girl" here.

The Design Like a Girl Mentor program pairs middle schools girls ages 11-13 that are passionate about architecture with mentors from the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering fields so that they can learn about a professional career first-hand from successful women in these professions.

The program will occur on four full mentoring days on Fridays during the 2016-2017 school year that will include project-based workshops, construction site tours, architecture office tours, and landscape architecture tours. This mentoring program is led by Joanna Schmickel, AIA, a principal of cox graae + spack architects.

The Design Like a Girl Program is sponsored by: Beyer Blinder Belle