The Equity Center

A UVA Democracy Initiative center for the redress of inequity through community-engaged scholarship

Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp

This program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans, pursuing careers in architecture. During the summer of 2019, the University of Virginia School of Architecture piloted its first version of Project Pipeline in partnership with our NOMA Student Chapter and the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR). 

The program provided a two-week intensive design experience for seven minority youth designed to improve their pathways to pursue design education, engaged UVA students in learning from and mentoring young people in local K-12 school systems, and improved pathways for minority youth to pursue design education at UVA. Faculty director is Elgin Cleckley.