Build SF Summer Design Institute

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco proudly offers:

the 2020 Build SF Summer Design Institute

June 15 – July 2, 2020


July 13 – 31

9:00 a.m. – noon

Mondays – Fridays

901 Mission Street, Suite 304, San Francisco CA

$3,000.00  Includes all materials.

Click here to enroll


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 applications and career opportunities. In this unique program, students will be able to learn drawing techniques, 3D modeling, photography, video, animation and work with a range of computer aided design tools including SketchUp and the Autodesk family of modeling software. Professionals who have worked with the program include Jim Jennings of Jim Jennings Architecture and Richard Hannum of Hannum Associates, two of San Francisco’s most respected architects.

 Summer Design Institute students display work they created using Autodesk Revit

Level 1 Floor Plan

 HSDC_Mashima.rvt_2013-Jun-27_11-21-18PM-000_Exterior_South_West HOP_Troullinos.rvt_2013-Jun-28_12-43-31PM-000_3D_View_1 HOP_Gschwind.rvt_2013-Jun-28_12-20-12PM-000_Exhibition_2 HOP_Freeman.rvt_2013-Jun-27_01-04-11PM-000_Exhibition_Space

A deposit of $1,500 is required to confirm registration.  The remaining $1,500 is due on by the first day of the program.  Cancellations prior to May 1st will receive a full refund, minus a $100 registration fee.  The $3,000 tuition includes all materials and supplies.

 Now Accepting Applications for the

2020 Build San Francisco Summer Design Institute.

June session:   June 15 – July 2, 2020


July session: July 13 – 31, 2020

Complete the brief AFSF Summer Design Application 2020 to enroll