Design Like a Girl Mentor Program
2018-2019 Design Like a Girl Program
Dates: October 26; December 14; February 22; and April 5.
Note: All except the 12/14 session fall on DCPS school holidays
Tuition: $100; scholarship opportunities available
The application period for this year has closed. Please check back in Aug. 2019 for our next call for participants!
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 is designed for young women aged 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 2018-2019 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.
Design Like a Girl is funded in part by the Hanley Wood/AIA Opportunity Fund.
This program is made possible through support from the Hattie S. Strong Foundation.