As a high school student, you encounter real design challenges each day in your own school building. Tiny lockers, a crowded cafeteria or a dark library. And while you may love to question what if, you might be unsure how to get from identifying the big problem to developing your ideas, getting feedback and finally sharing your solution.
A Free, Interactive Tool
Available free 24/7 at home, in school or from any computer with internet access, you can begin by choosing a real-world design problem posted on DiscoverDesign.org. Throughout the various stages of the design process, you post your original photos, digital models, animations, architectural drawings, videos and text. The website serves as a safe and creative architectural town square where you can be inspired, pose questions and get feedback about your architectural design work.
A Tool for Educators
High school teachers around the country in architecture as well as interdisciplinary core subject courses also use DiscoverDesign.org as an interactive resource for project-based learning.
If you're a teen- jump right in! Explore the site and start a design project. If you're a teacher who would like to use DiscoverDesign.org with your students or if you're a design professional who would like to volunteer with CAF as an online mentor- we'd love to hear from you.
Contact Jen Masengarb, CAF's Senior Manager of Educational Research, at discoverdesign(at)architecture.org with questions, feedback or new design project ideas.
Click the links below to learn more about this exciting new design tool!