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EDucation to ACTIoN


Our mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Using the city as the classroom and connecting young people to real-world architects and planners, we foster the next generation of design professionals, civic leaders, and changemakers.  We advocate for increased inclusiveness, diversity, fellowship, equity, and excellence in design.  


project based activity


The camp guides students through all stages of design using thought provoking and fun exercises that keep them engaged. The design project encourages them to take into consideration broader cultural, social, and historical implications.  Students investigate through drawing and model building, analyze through diagramming, and engage through site visits.


Students that participate in the camps work closely with architects and designers to create the designs they would like to see in their communities. Not only do students create designs, but they are also connected with mentors in the architecture field to help guide their interests. For many students, Project Pipeline is their first introduction to the design world. By the program’s conclusion, students present a fully realized design project that advocates for change and addresses an issue in their city.



Middle school and high school students in the St. Louis area (both Illinois and Missouri residents). The camp is open to students of all backgrounds, but is geared towards providing students of color with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of architecture and design.

camp schedule + Dates

Location:     Washington University in St. Louis

                     Givens Hall 

                     1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130

On-site contact number:  314-795-8939 

Call or text for urgent matters, i.e. student needs to leave camp early due to emergency.

Pick-up/Drop-off and parking:

Students shall be dropped off (8:00am) and picked up (3:00pm) at the vehicle drive on the Forsyth Blvd. side of Steinberg Hall, near the stairs.

Visitor Parking is available on the first level, P1 of the East End Garage (underground). Click to see detailed parking info.

For GPS, use this address: 6253 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112


Tuesday, August 2nd

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast   (Steinberg Gallery)

9:00AM - 11:30 AM  - Intro to Project Pipeline Camp  (Givens Hall)

11:30AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch   (Steinberg Gallery)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM -  My Block   (Givens Hall)

Wednesday, August 3rd

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast  (Steinberg Gallery)

9:00AM - 11:30 AM  - Mind Your Neighbor   (Givens Hall) + Campus Architecture Tour

11:30AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch  (Steinberg Gallery)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM -  Block Design  (Givens Hall)

Thursday, August 4th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast  (Steinberg Gallery)

9:00AM - 11:30 AM  - Building Design  (Givens Hall)

11:30AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch  (Steinberg Gallery)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM -  Final Presentations  (Steinberg Gallery)

additional information


Registration Deadline (students and volunteers): Extended to Friday, July 22nd (Final)


Camp fee:     

Free for all students.

COVID-19 precautions:     

This year's camp will be an all in-person experience for students and volunteers.

Considerations for COVID-19 involve a requirement for unvaccinated students and mentors to wear masks at indoor activities

Informational meetings (virtual): click here to RSVP via Eventbrite 


Update as of 7/10/22: The meeting day is on each Friday leading up to the week of the camp. To accommodate as many people possible, the meetings times now vary. You may chose a meeting that best works with your schedule.

Friday, July 15th @12:00PM - 1:00PM

Friday, July, 22nd @4:00PM - 5:00PM

Friday, July, 29th @ 8:00AM - 9:00AM

In-person walk-through meeting for volunteers only: 

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite 

Friday, July, 29th @ 8:00AM - 9:00AM at Givens Hall

Donations and sponsorship:

We are accepting donations ongoing. Contributions via our Paypal link are not eligible for tax deduction. If you would like your donation to be eligible for a tax deduction based on 501(c)(3) status, please contact our chapter at for instructions prior to donating.


If a tax deduction is not an expectation, you are welcome to donate via our Paypal link.

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