Goals of the Program

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  • To create a pathway for well-prepared students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to enter college and pursue majors in fields like architecture, art, design, and urban studies.
  • To ensure that participants make informed college choices through hands-on experiences and with access to instructors and mentors.
  • To support and encourage parents in their role as advocates for their children.
  • To coordinate partnerships between Pitt’s Architectural Studies Program and local and regional high school.
  • To foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds at the University of Pittsburgh and within the design professions.