helping students explore a future career in design
Applications are due Friday, March 31, for 2023 SEED youth manager and 2023 SEED teaching assistants. Join us on Saturday, April 15, for a Q&A to learn more about the 2023 SEED internship. Applications for the SEED internship are due Friday, April 28.
Do you question the things around you and wonder how you can make them better?
At Sasaki, we do this all the time. We’re big thinkers and creative problem solvers. We take dreams and make them realities. And we want to teach you how to do the same. Design can be your opportunity to change the world!
- a current high school student.
- always setting goals and finding ways to achieve them.
- never taking anything for granted.
- constantly wondering and imagining.
- interested in a job where you get to think creatively every day.
- looking for a challenge.
- excited about learning.
- not afraid to ask questions or share your ideas.
- someone who wants to know how to make a difference in the community around you.
Want to see what past SEED interns have done? Read our blog posts recapping past summers: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
“I know now I really want to go into design.”
— Joydanze, 2020 SEED student
What You’ll Learn
Through these online courses, you’ll explore the fields of architecture, interior design, planning and urban design, and landscape architecture. You’ll learn about the questions designers ask and the tools they use. You’ll watch interviews with design professionals. And you’ll practice common design techniques and tools.
And if you want even more, stay tuned. Each spring the Sasaki Foundation opens applications for our Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED). Spend your summer collaborating on a project while learning directly from Sasaki designers!
This online curriculum is a partnership between the Sasaki Foundation, Sasaki, and American Student Assistance and is based on the 2020 Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) internship for Greater Boston high school students, hosted by the Sasaki Foundation.
What is design?
Do you look at the world around you and wonder: how can I make things better? Do you notice details of buildings that your friends don’t? Do you doodle in class? If this sounds like you, you might be interested in design. There are a lot of different types of design: designers design chairs, and designers design neighborhoods. But even at these different scales, designers ask similar types of questions and use the same types of tools. In these courses, you’ll learn about a few different types of design practiced at Sasaki, including planning and urban design, landscape architecture and ecology, and architecture and interior design.
Want to learn more? Create a login to access the courses below. (Download the syllabus to see what’s covered in each course.)
You’ll need to complete the short welcome survey before you dive in. Each course offers content and activities (the activities build on each other from courses 1 to 3). You can save your progress, allowing you to go at your own pace. At the end, please take the short closing survey to see how the courses have changed your perspective on design. You’ll also receive a completion certificate and be entered into a quarterly drawing for cool prizes!
NOTE: These courses are best viewed on a larger screen, like a laptop or tablet.