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! 

You don't see your city listed?
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


Sarasota County Public Library

July 23 - July 27, 2018


Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 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


St. Louis
St. Louis County Library
Natural Bridge Branch

7606 Natural Bridge Rd. St. Louis, MO 63121
July 30 - August 3, 2018
Registration opens May 1, 2018 - May 21, 2018. 


The Bronx
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action

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


Boise Eliot / Humboldt Pk-8 School
620 N Fremont St, Portland, OR 97227

June 11- June 15, 2018


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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


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


North York Central Library

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