2018 Hip Hop Architecture Camps

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the "4C's" which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs. 

Who should  apply for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™?
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is open to middle school and high school students, because of the overwhelming interest in the camp, participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city. There is no typical student for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™. Our students are inspiring architects, urban planners hip hop artists, musicians, computer game creators, interior designers, industrial designers, politicians and more! 

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If you would like to bring The Hip Hop Architecture Camp to your city, click the link below to have you organization become a host site.



Arizona State University
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

1001 S Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287
August 6 - August 10, 2018


Robert Morris

401  S State St.
Chicago, Illinois 60605
August 6 - August 10, 2018

Camp Kick Off Event: Saturday, August 4, 2018


YMCA Caldwell Community Outreach
1930 S. Garvin Street
Evansville, Indiana 47713
July 9 - July 13, 2018


Prince George's County
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Oxon Hill Branch
6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
July 23 - July 27, 2018


Davis Leadership Academy

23 Leonard St, Dorchester, MA 02122
July 23 – July 27, 2017
Note: For Davis Leadership Academy students only


MOCAD - Museum of  Contemporary Art & Design
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Each Saturday of February 2018

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221

June 25 - June 29, 2018
Registration opens April 2018


Kansas City
ReThink Ed Conference
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd,
Kansas City, MO 64108
Thursday, April 26, 2018


St. Louis
St. Louis County Library
Natural Bridge Branch

7606 Natural Bridge Rd. St. Louis, MO 63121
July 30 - August 3, 2018


The Bronx
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (C.A.S.A.)

3441 Steenwick Ave, Bronx, NY 10475
May 17, 2018 - May 21, 2018


Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
325 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604

July 9 - 14, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA]
11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
June 11- June 15, 2018


Benson Polytechnic High School
546 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
June 11- June 15, 2018


Lake City Public Library
221 E Main St, Lake City, SC 29560

Wednesday, April 18, 2018



AIA Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th St. Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm


Dallas Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects

Best Buy Tech Center at the Juanita Craft Recreation Center
4500 Spring Avenue Dallas, TX 75210

This camp will take place on five consecutive Saturdays,

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018


Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2018

LaFollette High School

702 Pflaum Rd, Madison, WI 53716
April 10 - June 7, 2018

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
School of Architecture & Urban Planning

2131 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm


Maralal Kenya
Samburu Girls Foundation
20600, Loosuk, Maralal, Kenya
May 30 - June 8, 2018


North York Central Library

5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N9, Canada
July 16 - July 20, 2018

Interior Design Show Vancouver
Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

1055 Canada Pl,
Vancouver, BC V6C, Canada
September 22, 2018