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Career Discovery in Architecture Academy inspires the brightest minds

Career Discovery in Architecture


Career Discovery in Architecture

Eligibility: Secondary 4-6; Grade 11 – 13 Students (or equivalent)

Programme Period: 12 July, 2021 to 31 July, 2021 (Online Programme; 10am to 4pm)

Programme Fee: $18500 (20% discount for Academy members)

Registration: Please apply HERE* by June 1, 2021 (HKT)

*To apply for scholarships, please select the specific programme on the system accordingly. (Deadline for application is on June 1, 2021)

Programme Description

Founded in 1997, the Career Discovery Programme in Architecture is a summer course organized by the Department of Architecture. It was set-up to promote the involvement of secondary school students in the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong.

This three-week programme is targeted at any secondary school students who is considering architecture as a future career. The programme introduces students to historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of architecture. The programme comprises a series of lectures, field trips, architectural design workshops and studio conducted by professors, practicing professionals, and staff from the Faculty of Architecture.

This course consists of lectures on the appreciation of aesthetics, the urban environment, landscape design, historic building conservation, environmental considerations, and computer-aided design, etc. The workshops include free-hand drawings, orthographic projections, perspectives, photography and model making.

Design Studio forms an integral part of architectural education. The studio aims to raise students’ awareness of the hands-on and interactive nature in architectural training.  A series of small design exercises is assigned to provide students with opportunities to apply the design skills and knowledge acquired during the course.

Program highlights:

  • Architectural Design Studio
  • Workshops in: Sketching / Technical Drawing / Model-making / Computer Modeling
  • Lectures in: Visual Arts / Performing Arts / Architecture / Landscape / Conservation
  • Fieldtrips


On completing the course, students will:

  • Understand better the field of the architecture as a career.
  • Get a snapshot of what studying architecture is like at university level.
  • Learn the basic skills of architecture and understand how to apply them.
  • Understand the basic knowledges required in architectural and design thinking.
  • Begin to apply critical thinking, creative thinking and design thinking.
  • Learn to work with others from different background.




Scale & Proportion 

Architectural Drawing

Form & Space

Model Making

Texture, Material, Light

Architectural Presentation

Environmental Design

Digital post-production

Building Structure

Portfolio making

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Disclaimer: Programme contents are subject to change without prior notice.