The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™

The College of Built Environments, in partnership with the National Organization of Minority Architects NW (NOMA NW), the American Institute of Architects Seattle (AIA Seattle), and the AIA Diversity Roundtable, is proud to bring The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ to Seattle in August.

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one-week intensive experience, designed to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative placemaking, and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the “4C’s” which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking. During the Camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists, and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities. Their projects include the creation of physical models, digital models, and the production of a hip hop track and music video summarizing their designs.

In addition to the three days of main camp, participants will attend one pre-day of camp at least one week before prior and one post-day of camp one week after camp for the video viewing party. Details and dates to come.

August 12 – 14, 2020

University of Washington
Gould Hall, 3950 University Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98105

Who should apply for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™?
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is open to 5th through 8th graders. Because of the overwhelming interest in the Camp, participants must apply for the limited spaces available. There is no typical student for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™; we encourage aspiring architects, urban planners, musicians, gamers, interior designers, industrial designers, politicians and more!

Students interested in participating in camp should complete the application here. Registration should begin late March with rolling enrollment confirmation beginning in May.

Questions about Seattle camp? Please contact Meegan Amen.