Architecture + Design

GSA’s Architecture + Design program introduces students to the ideas, process, and techniques applied in architecture and design while encouraging the development of creative and analytical thought. The goal of the program is to provide the framework within which students can explore the abstract, spatial, social, cultural, and environmental concepts that affect design. Design thinking is approached through a series of projects which include writing, drawing, and model-building exercises as part of an interactive design development process. The projects are supplemented with lectures, walking tours, and field trips, allowing students to observe and discuss architecture and design critically.

Am I Eligible?


Resident of Kentucky

Sophomore or junior in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying.

(Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but parents still must be residents of Kentucky.  If selected as a finalist, students must audition or review in person).

GPA, SAT or ACT scores are not eligibility requirements for GSA.


How to Apply for Architecture + Design


Submit your application, Complete the recommendation process, and 

Prepare & Submit your digital submission online when the application goes live in November.

 All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by mid January.

Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.

Notification of finalist status will happen at the end of February.

In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 23 & 24 at Centre College in Danville.


Updated Application, Digital Submission, and Finalist Review Information for 2018 is on the way! 

Check back soon!






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