June 22, 2017 Big Orange and Beyond: Design Matters! Camp Set for July 9-14

Students at Design Matters! Camp are immersed in design education, including time in the studio every day.

Design Matters! Camp is for curious, creative, problem-solving high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Immersed for one week in a one-of-a-kind summer experience, students from across the country learn to think and innovate as designers.


What: Design Matters! Camp

When: July 9-14, 2017

Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

Where: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Register: Late registration will be considered; send an e-mail to

Contact: 865-974-3232, 865-974-5265,




Design Matters! Camp is hosted by the UT College of Architecture and Design in its award-winning building in the heart of UT’s Big Orange Country. It challenges motivated students to learn about how design can change the world and impact the built environment.



Throughout the week, students engage in a variety of activities that challenge their thinking about design, hands-on instruction in design, field trips to area locations for design interpretation and activities on the UT campus. They will learn more about design thinking and the many career options open to graduates with design degrees.

New this year, both overnight and day-camp options are available. Students who opt to stay overnight will stay in one of the well-appointed residence halls on UT’s campus.

Now in its ninth year, Design Matters! Camp is the only summer camp of its kind in the region. Registration has closed, but late registration will be considered through July 1, space allowing. Contact for information.