Design Like a Girl Mentor Program
The application period for our 2017-2018 Design Like a Girl Program is now closed.
Dates: 4 DCPS days off on Fridays: Sept 22, 2017; Dec 1, 2017; Feb 16, 2018; May 25, 2018
Tuition: $100; 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 2017-2018 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.