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 2017 program:

17% Landscape Architecture
19% Urban Planning & Design
64% Architecture

Education Level
1% Recent high school graduates
3% College graduates with undergraduate design degree
54% College students
56% College graduates or professionals with no previous design training

Geographic Origin
7% Midwest US
22% South US
21% West US
43% International
50% Northeast US

26 States
27 Countries

23 Average Age
18–52 Age Range
38% Male
62% Female

An average of 225 participants per year