Build San Francisco Summer Design Institute

Summer Design 2020!

Posted on January 15, 2020 by AFSF

Enroll now in the 2020 AFSF Summer Design Institute. Choose one 3-week session, June 15 – July 2 or July 13 – 31. Gain high-tech professional skills, create a portfolio of original work, make friends and have fun! More info here. Apply here.

Summer Design 2019!

Posted on January 14, 2019 by AFSF

AFSF proudly announces the 

2019 Summer Design Institute!

June 17 –  July 3*        – or –
July 8 – 26

9:00 am-noon, Mon – Fri*
$2,500.00 includes tuition and all materials.
Session 1 includes a Saturday field trip

Summer Design 2018 – Sign up Now!

Posted on December 7, 2017 by AFSF

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) is thrilled to announce our 2018 Summer Design Institute!

Sign up here:

Open to any high school student, you can choose between two 3-week sessions: June 11-29 or July 9-27.   Both run Mon. – Fri., 9am – noon, and tuition for either session is $2,000 which includes all materials and supplies. For more info, see: 

We look forward to your participation! 

2nd session of the 2017 Summer Design Institute now open!

Posted on April 27, 2017 by AFSF

Due to unusually high demand, the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) announced that we are offering another session of our annual Summer Design Institute.  In addition to our regular June session (June 13-30), which is almost full, we have added a new session in July:


July 10-28 (except no program July 13-14).


For more information, see:


To apply go to:


With questions, contact:


Announcing the 2016 Summer Design Institute.

Posted on February 24, 2016 by AFSF

Announcing the 2016 Summer Design Institute

June 6-24, 2016

9:00 a.m. until Noon M-F

901 Mission Street, Suite 304, San Francisco CA

$1500.00 Includes all materials.

The Build San Francisco Summer Design Institute is open to high school students with an interest in architecture, design and urban development. In a fun and fast-paced three week summer program, the Summer Design Institute offers students an opportunity to develop their own design skills and to create a portfolio of work that they can use for college entrance requirements and career opportunities. In this unique program, students will be able to learn drawing techniques, 3D modeling, photography and video and work with a range of computer aided design tools from the Autodesk family of drawing, modeling and animation software.


Program enrollment form