Profile of Student Body

Student body profile

Design Discovery students represent a broad range of ages, lifestyles, and training (most have no previous design experience), and this contributes to a challenging environment. Many are college students or recent graduates, but the program is also helpful to professionals in their 30s, 40s, or older who are interested in learning about design and/or who are considering a career change. The following information is from our summer 2016 program:

10% Landscape Architecture
20% Urban Planning & Design
70% Architecture

Education Level
1% Recent high school graduates
6% College graduates with undergraduate design degree
42% College students
51% College graduates or professionals with no previous design training

Geographic Origin
6% Midwest US
14% South US
18% West US
21% International
41% Northeast US

26 States
20 Countries

23 Average Age
18–55 Age Range
38% Male
62% Female

An average of 225 participants per year