The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People allows St. Louis students grades 4 through 8 to explore architecture and design through hands-on learning. This tuition-free program operates as a day camp in the summer. Participants hear lectures, go on field trips, and do hands-on projects. Students receive a nutritious lunch or healthy snacks. They get attentive mentorship and opportunities to meet design professionals, students, and peers. Students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds take part each year. The curriculum is engaging for students with and without prior exposure to art and design.
The Alberti Program is an outreach initiative of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and is supported by partnerships with PGAV Destinations and The Divided City: an Urban Humanities Initiative.
The Alberti Program has five objectives: