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Project Pipeline Summer Camp 2022

what is project pipeline?



Our mission is to empower young people to affect change in their community through design. Through using the city as the classroom, and connecting students to real-world architects, planners, and designers, we foster the next generation of design professionals, civic leaders, and change makers.  We advocate for fellowship, equity, and excellence in design.


The camp guides students through all stages of design using thought provoking and fun exercises that keep them engaged. The design project encourages them to take into consideration broader cultural, social, and historical implications.  Students investigate through drawing and model building, analyze through diagramming, and engage through site visits.


Students that participate in the camps work closely with architects and designers to create the designs they would like to see in their communities. Not only do students create designs, but they are also connected with mentors in the architecture field to help guide their interests. For many students, Project Pipeline is their first introduction to the design world. By the program’s conclusion, students present a fully realized design project that advocates for change and addresses an issue in their city.


Middle School and High School students in the Kansas City area (both Kansas and Missouri residents). The camp is open to students of all backgrounds, but is geared towards providing students of color with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of architecture and design.

camp schedule + dates

Location: University of Missouri Kansas City Volker Campus

5005 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

*Please check back for detailed times and schedule

additional information

Camp Fee: 
FREE for all students. For further  information, contact
COVID-19 Precautions
This year's camp will be an all in-person experience for students and volunteers. Considerations for COVID-19 involve a requirement for unvaccinated students and mentors to wear masks at indoor activities.

Informational Meetings:  RSVP via Eventbrite

April 30th @ 10AM CT
May 9th @ 12PM CT
May 25th @ 6:30PM CT

previous camps

Project Pipeline - 2021

The 2021 camp gave regional students an opportunity to be design agents of change in their immediate community, with a particular focus on the historic 18th & Vine District

Project Pipeline - 2019

Check out the video from 2019 to take a closer look at this program and the impact it is having on students in Missouri school districts.

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