The Architect's Academy

Exclusive videos about architecture, drawing and design + LIVE Saturday's @ 9:00am EST.

This course is over eight hours of content about Design, Drawing, Portfolios, Great Architects and more. Plus, join Doug LIVE on Saturday's at 9:00am EST. We have in depth conversations about design and, if you want, you create your own project. Great for a college admission portfolio. Find out if architecture is the career for you, and the real world of work as an architect. Learn design basics and the fundamentals of architecture. NO previous experience in drawing, CAD or math required. Just sit, watch, and learn anytime.


Your Instructor


Doug Patt

Doug has been called "The Tony Robbin's of Architecture" because his enthusiasm is contagious! He loves to teach and his passion is instantly apparent. Doug is an architect. He teaches online at The Architect's Academy about architecture and design. He has a YouTube channel with over 70,000 subscribers and a top selling book with MIT Press called How to Architect. He is registered licensed architect - AIA, NCARB certified. He has three degrees in architecture, has been published in professional works, honored with national awards, has Millions of video views and speaks on architecture and web business.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What People are saying


"Renaissance man"

-Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Senior Editor Cadalyst


"We chose Doug to speak at our annual CRAN Symposium on his various projects, including the viral videos series based on his 2012 book How to Architect, which focused on teaching young students or non-architects about entering the field of architecture."

- David Andreozzi AIA, Andreozzi Architects, Charter member AIA CRAN


"Taking How To Architect's online course with Doug Patt has been the most rewarding decision I've made all summer! Being a second year architecture student, Doug helped me to refocus on what design really is, and broke it down into terms that even a non-college student can understand. Everything I've learned from this course has become a new foundation for me to grow and develop on. I definitely recommend this class to any age group with any amount of design experience. Thanks Doug Patt! "

- Nicholas Fucci, College Student


(Doug's Book, How to Architect) is great for students considering the field or studying architecture. This is also beneficial for architects who want to remember why they became one."

- Arch Daily, the world's most visited architecture website



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