Michigan architecture prep program opens doors to Detroit high schoolers

U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning hosted an opening event for its Michigan Research Studio, a 3,700-square-foot space in Midtown Detroit.

The space is home to Michigan Architecture Prep, a new program hosted by Taubman College, which will introduce 38 high school juniors from Detroit Public Schools to the multi-faceted discipline of architecture. Enrolled students from Cass Technical High School, Detroit School of Arts, and Western International High School will take a semester-long college preparatory course on architecture, urbanism and integrated design studio practices.

“Through ArcPrep, Detroit high school students will have the opportunity to learn how spaces and places have evolved throughout history and how they are designed, built, and maintained,” said Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College.

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