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 2018 program:

15% Landscape Architecture
26% Urban Planning & Design
59% Architecture

Education Level
<1% Recent high school graduates
11% College graduates with undergraduate design degree
40% College students
48% College graduates or professionals with no previous design training

Geographic Origin
7% Midwest US
26% South US
14% West US
16% International
37% Northeast US

37 States
16 Countries

24 Average Age
18–53 Age Range
37% Male
63% Female

An average of 225 participants per year