The UL Lafayette Building Institute is an integrated project delivery, develop‐design‐build program. The program brings architecture students, architects, engineers and contractors together in the design and construction of homes, installations, and community architecture. The UL Lafayette Building Institute is structured through a graduate design studio in the fall, a construction documents course in the spring and the construction course in the summer. Students receive academic credit for each course and in addition, several team leaders receive paid summer internships allowing them to accrue IDP credit. The UL Lafayette Building Institute is not a simulation it is hyper‐reality. As architect / developers, the students become agents of change. The designed and built Building Institute projects total approximately $2 million (through 2015).