Project Pipeline Summer Camp 2021



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

The Project Pipeline Camp will be a combination of in-person and virtual meetings.

5 day Camp: Monday, August 2nd - Friday, August 6th 
Time:  9 am-2pm CT

Monday: Virtual Camp
Tuesday: In-person at specified Kansas City, Missouri location
Wednesday: Virtual Camp
Thursday: In-person at specified Kansas City, Missouri location
Friday: Virtual Camp

*Lunch will be provided

additional information

Camp Fee: 
FREE for all students. For further  information, contact
COVID-19 Precautions
Because this year's camp will be a combination of in-person and virtual experiences, considerations for COVID-19 involves a requirement for unvaccinated students and mentors to wear masks at indoor activities.

Previous Project Pipeline Event

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.