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2023 Summer Architecture Programs

Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prepare you for school? Listed below are over 100 unique programs from all across the globe. Find the summer program that is right for you. Please verify with the program to determine the full details of the program as things make have changed since the posting of this article.

Email info@acsa-arch.org to include your program in our listing.

UNITED STATES

NORTHEAST

 

Barnard College – New York, NY 
https://precollege.barnard.edu
June 25 – July 14, 2023 – High School (6 weeks)
July 23 – August 11, 2023 – High School (6 weeks)

Boston Architectural College – Boston, MA – (Online or in person)
https://the-bac.edu/academics/summer-academy
July 5 – August 4, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA
https://www.architects.org/programs/youth-education
Program Dates throughout Year (1st – 8th grades)

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA 
https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/architecture.html
July 1 – 28, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – Pittsburgh, PA
https://camps.artandnaturalhistory.org/
Dates to TBD for 2023

Center for Architecture Foundation – New York, NY 
https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/k-12/youth-family-programs/summer-programs/
June 26 – August 25, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program – Cincinnati,OH
https://www.cincyarchcamp.org/summer-camp
Dates TBD for 2023

Columbia University – New York, NY (Online and in person)
https://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/2-intro-to-architecture
July 5 – August 4, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Cooper Union – New York, NY (Online)
http://cooper.edu/about/introduction-architecture-high-school-students
July 5 – August 8, 2023 – High School (5 weeks)
http://cooper.edu/architecture/school-architecture-summer-programs/summer-programs-architecture-introduction-architecture
July 5 – August 2, 2023 – College (4 weeks)

Cornell University – Ithaca, NY  (Online)
https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/program/online
May 30 – August 1, 2023 – High School and College (6 weeks)

Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA (Online)
http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/about/summerHighschoolProgram/Summer_Programs_ARCH/
July 9 – 22, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA (Online)
https://fallingwater.org/virtual-summer-camps/
July 17 – 21, 2023 – High School (1 week)
August 7 – 11, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Global Solutions Lab – Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA (Online and in person)
http://www.designsciencelab.com
June 18 – 30, 2023 – High School, College and Adult (2 weeks)

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA (Online)
http://designdiscovery.gsd.harvard.edu
July 10 – 28, 2023 – High School, College and Adult (3 weeks)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp (Online)
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
Boston – February 20 – 24, 2023 –High School (1 week)
Phoenix – March 13 – 17, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art – New York, NY
https://www.classicist.org/education/summer-studio/
June 12 – July 8, 2023 – High School and College (4 weeks)

Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
https://www.mica.edu/non-degree-learning-opportunities/programs-for-youth/programs-for-teens/summer-pre-college-program/
July 2 – 15, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 16 – July 29, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)
July 2 – July 29, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

University of Maryland – College Park, MD (Online and in person)
https://oes.umd.edu/administrative/terp-young-scholars-mentor-opportunities
July 10 – 28, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)

National Building Museum – Washington, DC 
http://www.nbm.org/families-kids/summer-camp.html
Dates TBD for 2023

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ
http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php
July 9 – 14, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 16 – 21, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Norwich University – Summer Design Academy -Northfield, VT
http://www.norwich.edu/camps
July 9 – 15, 2023 – High School (1 week)

The Pennsylvania State University – State College, PA (Online)
http://architecture-camps.outreach.psu.edu/
Dates TBD for 2023

Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH  (Online and in person)
http://www.exeter.edu/exeter-summer
July 3 – August 4, 2023 – High School (5 weeks)

Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY (Online)
http://www.pratt.edu/precollege
July 9 – August 2, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
http://summer.rpi.edu/programs
Dates TBD for 2023

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI  (in person)
http://precollege.risd.edu
June 24 – July 29, 2023 –High School (6 weeks)

Roger Williams University – Summer Academy – Bristol, RI (Online and in person)
http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/saahp/special-programs/summer-programs/summer-academy
July 10 – August 4, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY (Online and in person)
http://summercollege.syr.edu/programs/programs-by-subject/#artanddesign
July 16 – 21, 2023 – High School (1 week)(in person)
July 2 – 14, 2023 – High School (2 weeks) (in person)
July 16 – 28, 2023 – High School (2 weeks) (in person)
July 30 – August 11, 2023 – High School (2 weeks) (in person)
July 16 – August 4, 2023 – High School (3 weeks) (in person)
July 2 – 28, 2023 – High School (4 weeks) (in person)
July 2 – August 11, 2023 – High School (6 weeks) (in person)
July 3 – 20, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)(online)
July 24 – August 10, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)(online)
July 3 – August 10, 2023 – High School (6 weeks) (online)

‘T’ Space Summer Architectural Residency – Rhinebeck, NY (Online)
https://tspacerhinebeck.org/residency/
TBA end of February 2023

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA 
http://tyler.temple.edu/continuing-education-program/architecture-institute
July 10 – July 21, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 24 –August 4, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
http://wit.edu/summerfab/
More information available March 15, 2023 – High School (6 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT 
https://summerspringboard.com/campus/yale-summer-program/

June 18 – 30, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 2 – July 14, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 16 – July 28, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

 

SOUTHEAST

 

Auburn University – Auburn, AL
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/architecture.htm
June 11– 16, 2023 – High School (1 week)
June 25 – 30, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 9  – 14, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Clemson University – Clemson, SC 
http://www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars
June 4 – 9, 2023 – High School (1 week)
June 11 – 16, 2023 – High School (1 week)
June 18 – 23, 2023 – High School (1 week)
June 25 – 30, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 9 – 14, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 16 – 21, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 23 – 28, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html
Dates TBD for 2023

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA (Online)
https://design.gatech.edu/precollege
June 11 – 23, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 9 – 21, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

Kids Next Code – Street College Park, GA (Online and in person)
https://www.kidsnextcode.com/programs
Contact Program for dates

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA (Online)
https://design.lsu.edu/programs-and-initiatives/pre-college-camps/architecture-design-workshop/
June 18 – 23, 2023 – High School (1 week)

University of Miami – Miami, FL (Online)
http://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/
July 1 – 21, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)

Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS
https://www.caad.msstate.edu/academics/camps/architecture
June 4 – 10, 2023 – High School (1 week)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture/summer-camp-0
Dates TBD for 2023

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC (Online)
https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/digital/dwt/ddc/
Dates TBD for 2023

NOMA Project Pipeline  – Louisiana (Online)
http://nomalaprojectpipeline.org/
Dates TBD for 2023

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta and Savannah, GA   (Online)
https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/rising-star
June 18 – July 21, 2023 – High School (5 weeks)

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
http://archdesign.utk.edu/news-events/design-matters-camp/
July 16 – 22, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
https://summer.tulane.edu/areas-of-study/architecture
July 3 – July 14, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 17 – 28, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – Blacksburg, VA (Online and in person)
https://archdesign.caus.vt.edu/special-programs/inside-architecture-design/
June 18 – June 23, 2023 – High School (1 week)

 

EAST CENTRAL

 

Ball State University – Muncie, IN
http://bsu.edu/cap/designworks
July 9 – 21, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI
https://www.ltu.edu/summer-camps/
June 10 – June 14, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 17 – July 21, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 24 – July 28, 2023 – High School (1 week)
July 31 – August 4, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Miami University – Oxford, OH (Online)
http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
Dates TBD for 2023

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI (Online)
http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/high-school-programs/arcstart
July 10 – 28, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN
http://architecture.nd.edu/academics/professional-development/career-discovery/
June 18 – 30, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

 

WEST CENTRAL

 

Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL 
https://arch.iit.edu/study/eia
July 10 – 23, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)

University of Colorado Denver – Denver, CO
https://architectureandplanning.ucdenver.edu/architecture/academics/high-school-programs
June 12 – 16, 2023 – High School (1 week)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch
July 5 – 28, 2023 – College (3 weeks)

Judson University – Elgin, IL 
https://www.judsonu.edu/academics/architecture-department/design-discovery-camp/
July 9 – 14, 2023  – High School (1 week)

University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS   (Online)
http://design.ku.edu/designcamp
June 11 – 17, 2023 – High School (1 week)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE  (Online)
http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
June 11 -16, 2023 –  High School (1 week)

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
https://pacs.ou.edu/precollegiate/9th-12th-grade/architecture-summer-academy/
Dates TBD for 2023 –  High School

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 
https://ceat.okstate.edu/arch/discover-architecture.html
June 20 – 24, 2023 – High School (1 week)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
http://saic.edu/ecpsi
June 19 – 30, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 3 – 14, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 17 – 28, 2023 – High School (2 weeks)
July 3 – 28, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)
July 31 – August 4, 2023 – High School (1 week)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
http://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/architecture-camp.php
Dates TBD for 2023

Taliesin Preservation – Wisconsin (Online)
https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/events/category/programs/summercamps/
June 12 – 16, 2023 – Ages 10 through 15
June 26 – 30, 2023 – Ages 10 through 15

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
https://uwm.edu/sarup/future-students/architecture-summer-camp/
Dates TBD for 2023

 

SOUTHWEST

 

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
https://fayjones.uark.edu/news-and-events/design-camp.php
View the website for various camp options.

University of Houston and Rice University- Houston, TX 
http://www.wonderworkshouston.org/
June 20 – July 21, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

University of New Mexico -Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM
https://saap.unm.edu/academics/adsa.html
Dates TBD for 2023

University of Texas San Antonio – San Antonio, TX (Online and in person)
https://ceid.utsa.edu/architecture-planning/summer-academy/
Dates TBD for 2023

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
https://www.arch.tamu.edu/academics/high-school-outreach/camp-arch/
July 10 – 15, 2023 – High School (1 week)

 

WEST

 

California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp (Online)
http://cavad.calbaptist.edu/programs/summer
July 10 – 14, 2023 – High School (1 week)

California College of The Arts – San Francisco, CA (Online and in person)
https://portal.cca.edu/learning/special-programs/pre-college-program/architecture/
July 6 – August 2, 2023 – High School (4 weeks) (in person)
June 26 – July 28, 2023 – High School (5 weeks) (online)

California Poly State Univ. – SLO – San Luis Obispo, CA
https://architecture.calpoly.edu/about/summer-career
June 25 – July 21, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

Girls Garage – Berkeley, CA – Summer Camp
https://girlsgarage.org/programs/summer/
Advanced Design/Build – July 31 – August 4, 2023 – High School Girls (1 week)
Young Women’s Design and Building Institute – June 13 – 16, 2023 – High School Girls (1 week)
Young Women’s Design and Building Institute – June 20 – 23, 2023 – High School Girls (1 week)
Builder Bootcamp – July 10 – 14, 2023 – High School Girls (1 week)
Builder Bootcamp – July 17 – 21, 2023 – High School Girls (1 week)

University of Idaho – Moscow, ID  (Online)
https://www.uidaho.edu/caa/highschool-events/design-days
Dates TBD for 2023

La Jolla Historical Society’ Young Architects Summer Camp – La Jolla, CA
https://lajollahistory.org/education/
Dates TBD for 2023

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA (Online)
https://sciarc.edu/mm
July 5 – 28, 2023 – College, Professionals (3 weeks)

University of California at Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/
July 3 – 28, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/discovery/
July 3 – August 4, 2023 – College (4 weeks)
https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-institute/
July 3 – August 11, 2023 – Post-baccalaureate (5 weeks)

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA (Online)
https://arch.usc.edu/high-school-program-exploration-of-architecture
June 18 – July 15, 2023 – High School (4 weeks)

University of Washington – Summer Youth Programs – Seattle, WA
https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/camps-courses-masters/architectural-studies/
Dates TBD for 2023

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Architectural Association Summer School (Online and in person)
https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/academicprogrammes/visitingschool
See website for program dates (various programs available)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Studio First  (Online)
https://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/studiofirst/
May 16 – June 21, 2023 – College and Professional (5 weeks)
July 4 – August 9, 2023 – College and Professional (5 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Imagine Architecture (Online and in person)
https://architecture.carleton.ca/non-degree-programs/imagine-architecture
LAB 101 — July 10 — 14, 2023 — High School (1 week) (in person)
LAB 102 — July 17 — 21, 2023 – High School (1 week) (in person)
LAB 103 — July 24 — 28, 2023 – High School (1 week) (in person)
LAB 101 — July 31 — August 4, 2023 – High School (1 week) (online)

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, Italy 
https://ciaocfsu.org
July 1 – 22, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)

Film & Architecture Summer School – Copenhagen
https://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/course/16961/film–architecture-summer-school-leave-no-one-behind
Dates TBD for 2023

IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland  
https://ifhpsummerschool.wordpress.com/
August 14 – 25, 2023 – College, Graduate, Professional (2 weeks)

Reedcob® International Summer School – Oman 
https://summerschool.cas-at.com/
February 10 – 17, 2023

http://summer.tasis.com/page.cfm?p=397
July 1 – 21, 2023 – High School (3 weeks)

Structural Integrity: A Computational Design Investigation, International Summer School – Belgium
https://arch.kuleuven.be/english/studying/going-abroad/summer-schools/summerschool-call-final.pdf
Dates TBD for 2023

2022 Study Architecture Student Showcase - Part VII

In part seven of the Study Architecture Student Showcase series we share eight student projects that focus on Wellness and the importance of healthy lifestyles in society. From dreaming to reflection to exercise there are many ways that architecture can help facilitate movement and a healthy community. These projects span globally from Canada to Lebanon to Korea but all have the same focus: wellness.

For a recap on the 2022 Student Showcase series so far, check out Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI.

ECO-SCAPES: From Dreams as Spatial Experiences to Ecological, Social & Economic Alternatives by Hussein Zarour, B.Arch ’22
American University of Beirut | Advisor: Carla Aramouny

Long being a subject of artistic inquiry, dreams are often defined as successions of ideas, emotions, images, and sensations that occur in the mind. Research shows that dreaming serves its own important functions in our well-being, often associated with therapy. It conveys a spectrum of past experiences, recent events, defensive operations, perceptions of self and others, conflicts, problems, and attempts at their resolution. By doing so, dreams represent a certain adventure in a world where our internalized thoughts, feelings, unfulfilled needs, and wants come to life as many theories state and support (Jung, 1974).

This project titled “ECO-SCAPES: From Dreams as Spatial Experiences to Ecological, Social & Economic Alternatives” thus investigates dreams as an entry point to design explorative, therapeutic, and experiential spaces/landscapes which stand as ecological, social but also economic alternatives to an environment defined by destruction, deterioration, and deprivation.

The location of intervention, the capital city Beirut, has been facing continuous challenges, being ecological, social, and economic, favored by unhealthy spaces and unethical political systems. Most of the citizens, mentally and physically affected, find themselves deprived of most of their basic needs, thus naturally seeking a spatial alternative in response to this destructive environment.

Instagram: @zarour_hussein, @ard_aub

Architecture and the Oneiric: An Imaginative Translation of the Intersubjective Dream Experience by Amanda Scott, M.Arch ’22
North Dakota State University | Advisor: Stephen Wischer

“One has never seen the world well if he has not dreamed what he was seeing” (Gaston Bachelard). How can architecture be reimagined through oneiric thought? Could this evoke an architectural representation akin to dreams?

This thesis explores such questions by examining the phenomenon of dreaming from an embodied architectural perspective in response to an increasingly objective architectural framework. Drawing from psychological, philosophical, artistic, and mythical sources, we can examine aspects of dreaming not as something to escape into, but rather a primary form of reality, which is often overlooked in our rational, modern way of interpreting the world. Through the piecing together of historical and fictional fragments, architecture is reconstructed into a dreamlike re-description of reality that breaks down the distinction between real and imaginary, inside and outside, conscious and unconscious, acknowledging that we may actually see in the same way that we dream.

Walking along Freedom Tunnel in New York City, existing structures are transformed into transitional elements blurring realms of verity and obscurity, providing movement through a journey of dreamlike encounters. Drawing from six influential plotlines, with the hidden infrastructure of the tunnel as its setting; surrealist spaces are reimagined through a living translation of oneiric experience.

Instagram: @amandaa_scottt, @ndsu_sodaa

The Forever Home: Redefining Aging-In-Place by Laura Deacon, M.Arch ’22
University of British Columbia | Advisor: Inge Roecker

How do we house our aging population? This question – often overlooked, is one that requires an immediate solution. The population of individuals over 65 in Canada is projected to nearly double from 2020 to 2046, reaching 22% of the overall population. With this in mind, it is essential that architectural solutions are able to meet the dynamic needs of this aging demographic. The existing housing stock consist of reactive solutions, whereby individuals sequentially progress from one typology to another in accordance with their needs. This causes strain, confusion, and requires extensive support from the community as individuals orient and adapt to a new environment.

The primary objective of this thesis is to create an engaging environment that eliminates the burden of aging by allowing individuals to age-in-place throughout ones entire lifespan, in a vibrant community that facilitates architectural flexibility while simultaneously building resilience for future generations.

The Forever Home is a seven-story development situated in the heart of Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, within close proximity to surrounding amenities and services. The proposed development features 196 adaptable modular units that allow for families to expand, contract, and divide at various stages of life, supplemented with a palliative care unit and guest suite located on each floor. Units are configured in a single-loaded corridor typology shaped around a central courtyard, which ensures adequate natural daylighting and cross ventilation is achieved. Residences are dichotomized into blocks consisting of eight units clustered around shared residential green space. Units also feature a semi-private buffer space between the public corridors and private units, which promotes socialization and neighborly connections amongst residents. Reverse community integration is achieved using a public grocery store, child care and adult daycare facility, restaurant, and smaller scale shops dispersed vertically throughout the building. In addition, residential amenities are also located on each floor. A clear wayfinding strategy assists residents to circumnavigate the building using a bright red bulkhead and a highly contrasting change in floor material, colour, and texture.

Instagram: @laurdeacon @ubcsala

Changing Place: A Persuasive Multipurpose Park for Healthy Lifestyles by Cesar Tran, M.Arch ’22
NewSchool of Architecture and Design | Advisor: Michael Stepner, Kurt Hunker and Rebekka Morrison

Sedentary lifestyles are becoming a standard that may lead to adverse health impacts over time. Surmounting these impacts include daily non-exercise physical activity (NEPA) to support mental, social, and physical health. In many scenarios, providing the space for NEPA may not be enough to encourage participation. Built environment designers can combat this by incorporating persuasive psychological techniques for physical activity. These methods are typically found to stimulate consumerism and addiction, therefore, this thesis reclaims these methods to promote wellness through the suggestion of healthy lifestyles.

A literature review was conducted to better understand the components of a healthy life, the types of psychology employed for increased engagement, and the different architectural environments that encourage NEPA with or without intention. The review culminated with the creation of a framework consisting of nine strategies that can be considered in architectural design for habitual NEPA. Case studies were then analyzed to better understand the usage of the strategies in today’s built environment. The results were then utilized and demonstrated in a theoretical project to encourage NEPA in National City, CA which is known to have high rates of coronary heart disease and stroke.

A multipurpose park with flexible food markets and co-working spaces was designed to attract community members to participate in NEPA. The primary reason to journey here is to satisfy a person’s basic needs, sustenance. Pairing this program with multiple incentives associated with stress relief and play creates convenience for users which can lead to a routine over time. This example supports the thesis through framework application and exhibits one of the ways the built environment can encourage healthy routines through the power of persuasion.

[A]WAITING TO DIFFUSE by Joseph Chalhoub, B.Arch ’22
American University of Beirut | Advisor: Carla Aramouny

When starting any design project, we, as architects, always start by analyzing the site, mapping out conditions and studying human behavior in order to better understand how we can intervene. However, while we look at walking patterns, climatic conditions and many other aspects, we are always neglecting one very important factor: WAITING.

During the most recent economic and infrastructural collapse Lebanon has been going through, the project zoomed into ‘waiting’ as a research topic. At the time, waiting was something happening on various scales, from existential waiting to waiting in line for gas.

With a blend of anthropological research, design experiments, and research in the arts, architecture, and placemaking, the project tackles how the notion of waiting can be repurposed, reused and activated to make the most out of this urban condition. In fact, the project presents a set of functions tailored to the needs of the neighborhood and encourages users to participate and help out in the different activities. Here lies the notion of interconnected functions. By taking the waiting out of certain functions, we can repurpose them towards others and so on and so forth.

This type of adaptive reuse can feed back into the architectural intervention in more than one way. Waiting would be recycled by giving the individual multiple outlets for their time. The project presents a new kind of “Waiting Typology” that can possibly be adapted and integrated into different neighborhoods in order to answer the need of the person waiting and change depending on the site specifications. Waiting then becomes something that we can use within our research, something that is regenerative, something that is awaiting to be diffused.

Instagram: @joeych99, @ard_aub

Wellness in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ): Connecting with Culture and the Environment by Briana Pereira, B.Arch ’22
New York Institute of Technology | Advisor: Dongsei Kim

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is one of the most militarized areas in the world. Protected from urbanization for the last 69 years, the DMZ has become an involuntary park for flourishing flora and fauna with minimal human intervention.

This project takes advantage of this unique condition and nature’s healing ability to house a new mental health wellness center within the DMZ open to both Koreans and foreigners. Located on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) within the DMZ, the project is integrated into the cascading landscape in the heavily forested eastern region of the DMZ. Immersed in nature, visitors engage the natural environment through the project’s landscape and architectural spaces to recuperate and improve their mental health.

In addition, visitors engage in traditional Korean cooking and pottery, tea ceremonies, meditation, yoga, reading, walking, and other reflective programs and activities to improve their mental health. Here architecture becomes a container for shared Korean cultures. Further, the project benefits visitors’ mental wellness through how the architecture frames the immediate mountain ranges’ beauty and how it captures the Korean peninsula’s four distinct seasons.

Instagram: @briana_pereira_, @dongsei.kim

Wood is Good: Informing Wood Architecture Through the Investigation of Craft in Furniture by Daniel Rodrigues, M.Arch ’22
Laurentian University | Advisor: Randall Kober

The act of craftsmanship, specifically woodworking, gives a sense of accomplishment that is therapeutic. Improving the well being of someone who is part of this maker culture yields positive benefits to the state of their mental health from making as a form of therapy in a nonclinical manner.

The final project will be a community oriented woodshop, located in the downtown of Sudbury, Ontario. This is a methodology driven thesis, where the primary method is learning through making; specifically, the design and construction of an intricate workbench as the most important experiment.

The focus of the research is to investigate how the design and craft of furniture can inspire and inform contemporary wood architecture at varying scales. This architecture will be didactic in nature, exemplifying craft through the tectonic connections of complex wood joints that embody the inherit potential of wood as a building material.

Instagram: @danielrodrigues343, @randallkober

I WENT FOR A WALK Observations, Reflections, and Imaginings upon Montréal’s Everyday Thresholds by Shane Villeneuve, M.Arch ’22
Carleton University | Advisor: Piper Bernbaum

I went for a walk.

Borrowing from the methods of The Situationist Movement and setting out to explore “the in-betweenness” of the city of Montréal, this thesis engages in a series of personal “drifts.” The moments explored in the work are liminal spaces – most commonly defined in architectural practice as thresholds. A threshold is a space of anticipation existing at the convergence between different spatial conditions. It possesses such depth that it may elicit a profound stimulation of the senses in the human body. Perception is personal and tied to our own needs, desires, and experiences; a wanderer may perceive a threshold in the public sphere of the city as monumental or banal depending on their subjective and personal relationship with it.

Therefore, this thesis attempts to explore and question the most mundane experiences of the everyday thresholds encountered in the drifts and consider what extraordinary value is found in some of the most overlooked spaces. How do we slow down? How do we feel safe? How do we learn from the way space is used and appropriated, and the complexity of how it serves the city through its everydayness instead of only considering it for how it was originally designed? Thresholds become places of crossing over, of repose, of exchange and of transition, and become a space where the public can engage in the architecture of the city in the in-betweenness. Through “drifting”, this thesis eventually becomes a space to imagine new threshold conditions revealing and amplifying the potential that these moments offer to everyday citizens.

Instagram: @villeneuves @piperb @carleton_architecture

Stay tuned for Part VIII of the Student Showcase!

2022 Study Architecture Student Showcase - Part VI

Welcome back to installment Six of the Study Architecture Student Showcase series! This week we share six student projects that take a look at the role of architecture in conflict. From Korea to Russia to Afghanistan, these projects show how conflict effects the identities of communities and how architecture fits into that balance.

For a recap on the 2022 Student Showcase series so far, check out Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.

Angle Masses: Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul, Korea by Joo Young Lim, B.Arch ’22
Auburn University | Advisor: Il Kim

History of Korean War
At the end of World War II, Joseon (archaic name of Korea) was freed from Japanese occupation. Soon, the victorious countries drew the border line on the Korean Peninsula based on 38th degrees north latitude. The north side of this border, the 38th Parallel, was occupied by the Soviet Union’s socialist force, and the United States’ capitalist force took the south. As Kim Il-Sung (North Korea) invaded the south across the 38th Parallel, the peninsula became a field of proxy war of ideological forces.

Design
A history timeline is set as X-axis, and a territorial shift between the north and the south as Y-axis. The representation of the 38th Parallel is parallel to the X-axis. Various historical events, including conflicts, were expressed as slits on the passage of the 38th Parallel.

The triangular masses are designed to pierce across the representation of the 38th Parallel. These triangular masses symbolize the military forces in the Korean War, and they vary in size depending on the strength of the forces. Interlocking with the axis of time, each of four triangular masses represents Kim Il-Sung’s invasion of the South Korea, U.S. and U.N.’s military supporting the South, the Chinese People’s Army supporting the North, and lastly, months of long siege.

Each of reversed-pyramid triangular masses elucidates war’s grave consequences. They are seemingly unstably connected to each other, and their dark metal exterior panels represent the gloomy war. Inside, the viewer, walking on the ramp between RC concrete columns, thinks she/he is passing through the ruins of war. The floating tips of the reversed pyramids are visible in the underground gallery. This sense of floatation was achieved by extending the RC concrete columns in the middle of the structures. The shards of glass-like tips represent the agony of the victims and refugees. These tips visually connect the upper gallery and the lower, underground gallery. The upper gallery illustrates the power game of the war written by the political forces who started the war, while the underground gallery displays the relics of the victims who were anonymous citizens.

Instagram: @limarch94

The Two Sides of Otherness: A Cross-Cultural Regeneration of Reality by Daniel Porwoll, M.Arch ’22
North Dakota State University | Advisor: Stephen Wischer

In our current context, “identity” often stands as an edge where one being ends and the next begins; simultaneously separating and unifying. Yet, this inherent overlapping between self and other continues to be threatened by ideological and homogenizing narratives; either as a force of assimilation or division.

Among the many affected areas around the world is the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the Russo-Ukrainian Border, and the Carlisle Pennsylvania Indian Cemetery, in which hostile situations pose a unique yet difficult edge condition that might be mediated by empathetic imagination instigated by architecture. Responding to each situation, we examine how architecture might act as an archive for deeper understanding and exchange in an attempt to mediate new realities.

Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty confirms this method through his concept of “flesh”, which examines the relationship between oneself and the Other as “reversible,” wherein edges become folds in order to gain a deeper interpersonal, intercultural and intersubjective understanding of the Other ourselves.

Instagram: @dkp.arch

[IN]visible by Ying Xuan Tan and Xi Xiang, B.Arch ’22
Syracuse University | Advisor: Lawrence Chua

This thesis is a conservative proposal seeking an eclectic solution to provide a stable environment for Afghanistan’s people and the preservation of human history. The project [IN]visible seeks to create a point of balance between the turbulent environment and its rich historic heritage meanwhile following a preliminary, iconoclasm.

Bamiyan valley was marked as an important trans-cultural portal for Afghanistan and Central Asia. Statues, stupas, viharas, shrines, and grottos here have all witnessed the cultural creolization of this land. The government today had promised to engage in international diplomacy and make compromises. Preserving artifacts at Bamiyan is a humanitarian act and brings the government financial income.

The project seeks to find ways to preserve precious artifacts in the age of the Taliban’s regime, respecting the Taliban’s ideology on the surface while showing the real deal on the inside. Using various materials, water, and light as a tool to hide the artifacts from the surface. The design process discovers methods of visual illusion. Water, an essential element in Middle East architecture, would orient throughout the project. The stream would lead the locals and visitors to enter the project to see the actual side of these cultural artifacts.

This thesis is a pioneer experimental practice toward religious conflict that does not follow mainstream standards. It is also a conservation proposal seeking an eclectic solution to ensure a stable environment for Afghanistan’s people. In the end, no matter how the government change, it is the people’s life happiness that matters the most.

Instagram: @tototan_yx, @xxixixiwest

Guerilla Museology: By All Means Necessary by Brendan Wallace, B.Arch ’22
University of Tennessee | Advisor: Jennifer Akerman

For many, it is believable that colonialism has met its end. The latter half of the 20th century witnessed a global spirit of liberation, specifically within African and Asian continents. New annexations of land allowed nations to declare sovereignty in watershed spirit. Yet, the residual effects of the colonialist era has effectively perverted contemporary spaces, especially those typologies which have a legacy deeply rooted in the violence of looting, stealing, raping, and pillaging- namely, the museum.

While direct subjugation under colonialism may have met its end, the 21st century has challenged this premise, understanding that colonized structures remain to inhibit this “autonomy”. The likes of the Louvre, The Met, The British Museum, and the Saint Hermitage Museum, are all national treasures which lie of the heart of an imperial memoryscape. Their educational commentaries have transitioned from the national to the global scale as they are catapulted into the role of a universalist museum with artifacts from all parts of the globe. Their objects represent a past which has been bastardized, deceptively rewritten, and Westernized. Their place in the arena of global memory has prevailed on top and contribute to modern day racism, xenophobia, necropolitics, and various forms of othering.

The museum is unyielding, working as a contemporary agent for cultural genocide.

This thesis works to acknowledge these power structures and subvert them as a way of envisioning a new, equitable museumscape. I am interested in all scales of museum work to invite democratized curatorial practice. The steps are as follows:

1. creating a new museum infrastructural system to ensure curation is achieved as a global practice
2. engaging the city as a system of participatory intelligence
3. decolonizing the museum aesthetic whose expression implies subordination
4. proposing curatorial machines as curatorial agents
5. ensuring the appropriate and holistic contextualization of all objects

These steps are meant to ensure the redevelopment of public trust and redefine the everyday museumgoer as a worthy contributor to curation and exhibition practice. Guerilla Museology inspires an aggressive reclamation of curation by acknowledging the possibility of a post-museum world where the globe itself is a museum site.

Instagram: @brendan.com_, @j_akerman

Stored Labor by Kristabel Chung, B.Arch ’22
Syracuse University | Advisor: Lawrence Chua

This project examines the relationship between domestic labor laws and the “spatial practices” of migrant domestic worker (MDW) spaces in Hong Kong. The project asks, how do the designed and spatial practices of domestic worker accommodation inform us about the hierarchy and future of domestic space in Hong Kong?

In 2003, Hong Kong issued a law requiring domestic workers to live with their employers. For apartments without a designed servant space, makeshift accommodations have been created within those apartments to comply with the law. The research studies these modifications within the home and creates spatial abstractions through differently scaled models.

The spatial practice of employers and the designs of residential developers of migrant domestic worker accommodations in Hong Kong creates a hierarchy between the servant and the served through varying means, ranging from porousness to confinement. We see this in examples such as sharing spaces with other household members, living in the living room or kitchen, and in objects such as fabric partitions, unlockable doors, or security cameras.

The research is based on a survey that was carried out in collaboration with the Mission for Migrant Workers, an NGO in Hong Kong. Additionally, in-person interviews revealed that employers renovated servant spaces antithetically to the developer’s designs. The survey asked questions about privacy and had the workers draw a floor plan of their accommodations, while the interviews allowed for an intimate understanding of spaces and casts that preserve the material damage due to their labor. This project proposes shifting furniture and structural changes to the participants’ apartments to expose the absurdity of the condition.

Since many employees struggle to voice their opinions about space, the passive-aggressive act of rethinking the functions of these household objects as weapons to ensure privacy also critiques power dynamics in the household. Furniture alterations allow for the employee to play more games of resistance during the hours when the employer is at home. It utilizes what is of importance to the employer as leverage for the employee to get privacy, respect, and dignity.

Instagram: @kristabelchung

Living with Ghosts by Ximeng Luo and Shihui Zhu, B.Arch ’22
Syracuse University | Advisor: Lawrence Chua

“Maps! Living with Ghosts” is a thesis project on representation based off from our research of the border region between China and Russia, in which we translate the data collected from official statistics, policies, documents, and more private travel logs, interviews, diaries, memoirs, and literature, into a composite drawing, to explore the possibilities of images and representation techniques.

In the contemporary context, the same piece of natural land often displays a superimposition of various truths. The collapse of overlapping spacetime can be found in marks created by human construction activities, compressed into the concept of contemporaneity.

Indigenous knowledge and local understandings get lost in the supersession of the old understanding of space by the new that is observably dictated by modern maps. Hence, memory itself becomes a representation of the space being understood and remembered, and it continues to influence people’s perception of reality, like a ghost that haunts the living. While the nation state can easily encroach upon ungoverned spaces and wipe out their past, the people who lived on the land carried their ghosts with them as they proceeded in life.

In the project, individual memories are collected and translated into certain forms of representation and overlaid on top of the scientific map, showing transparency as well as complexity, a new composite representation of spatial relationships and identities.

The scene is set along the Heilongjiang. A fluid water body that feeds populations in the Russian Far East and Northeastern China, simultaneously delineates the long and winding national border between contemporary Russia and China.

The project traces the river downstream, investigating five specific sites. From man-made landscapes in the forms of nomad camp, temporary settlement, village and town, and cities in this borderland far from the state’s central power, we are looking into both the natural landscape and environment, presence of the authority, and the resulting forms of living.

Instagram: @sximengl, @sunnyynnuss

Part VII of the Student Showcase coming soon!

2022 Study Architecture Student Showcase - Part V

Week Five of the Study Architecture Student Showcase is here! The compilation of seven student projects we share this week all reimagine the relationship between architecture and community. From Bosnia to Knoxville, TN we take a look at how communities are shaped by architecture. If you’ve missed the past installments, check out Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

Chinatown Collective by Cecilia Lo, M. Arch, M. La ’22
University of British Columbia | Advisor: Inge Roecker

This project seeks to represent the relationships between culture, heritage and identity.

As a first generation Chinese-Canadian settler immigrant, I look to investigate the forces of the built environment that has shaped my personal identity and the forces that are shaping others perception of my identity. I situate my investigation in the context of North American Chinatowns, one of the most glaring examples of a Chinese-Canadian space. Through storytelling, I explore how heritage can be spatialized and how its representation reframes culture and identity.

Current heritage conservation methods have trapped spaces in time. By regulating the appearance of these naturally changing spaces, they’ve been forced into stagnation because of competing pressures of nationalism and consumerism. Heritage sites become representations of an ideal that is imposed on by designers, politicians, and government. Heritage has become a commodity.

However, I argue that heritage is not an asset to be protected and conserved. Heritage must be sustained and defined by the everyday lived experiences of people in order to result in the creation of resilient cultural spaces. Through storytelling, I speculate on the narratives of these people and ask the question: What do these places become when they are created, designed, and inhabited by the community living there?

Instagram: @ceeclialo, @ubcsala

Re(clay)ming Doyle Lane Center for Ceramic Arts by Sarra Starbird, B. Arch ’22
Cal Poly Ponoma | Advisor: Robert Alexander

The Los Angeles Technical Trade college in South Central LA encourages the growth of Design/Media, Construction Sciences, and Culinary arts to name a few. Los Angeles is home to a largely growing ceramics community, and demand for programs is outweighing LATTC’s current department facilities.

By reclaiming the adjacent AT&T data center building projected to be moved due to expansion, the reuse of this facility will house the education and exploration of emerging ceramicists. Prominent Los Angeles Ceramicist Doyle Lane was known for utilizing tactile glazes within his ceramic murals. In honor of this prominent figure, The Doyle Lane Center for Ceramic Arts is an expansion to the LATTC curriculum, one that is fueling the flame for ceramic exploration. Nestled adjacent to the Metro Blue blue line and the Intersection of the 10 and 110 freeways LATTC campus has strong ties to the Los Angeles community.

I am proposing to adapt the remaining non-campus building on the LATTC Campus block. This will help unify the college in relation to the campus’s main street: West Washington Boulevard. The heat of this project creates a tie between differing backgrounds and crafts, linking passion through a flame. This project aims to engage the Los Angeles ceramics community and create an outlet for the craft of ceramics both sculpturally and architecturally by reshaping an existing form and reimagining it in a language parallel to the department’s pedagogy, one that teaches from the exterior what is reflected within.

Instagram: @starbird.arc, @rbrtalxandr

Sarajevo Art and Activist Center by Shuyu Meng, B.Arch ’22
Syracuse University | Advisor: Lawrence Chua

The historical background of the region governed by authorities with different cultures and religions creates the multi-ethnic country of Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH); recent war caused by ethnic nationalism further splits the country and segregates ethnically groups geographically. As the capital of BiH, Sarajevo is a typical example of an ethnic exclusive situation happening extremely in the historical center of the city retained by current political constitutional issues.

However, under ethnic violence, various forms of activist activity are held spontaneously by citizens in Sarajevo and from all over the country — both during the war and in the postwar period in today’s Sarajevo — a powerful way to resist ethnic conflicts, increase cross-ethnic communication, and express civil voice to the government and the world.

Therefore, the Sarajevo Art and Activist Center is proposed in the Baščaršija area to provide an inclusive space and open stage for people to gather, produce artwork, exhibit, perform, and any potential public activities. People with different ethnic background are welcomed to participate in everyday activities which promotes cross-ethnic interaction through civic effort.

The architectural form of the project is inspired by and abstracted from traditional local architecture in the context, creating communal space that is reshaped in a modern manner. To accommodate various programs in the Center including temporary gathering and long-term art production, both the interior and exterior space is designed openly with simple shape that can be divided by movable panels for special needs.

Instagram: @syr_arch_nyc

The Belly of South Central by Josue Navarro Lazalde, B.Arch ’22
Cal Poly Ponoma | Advisor: Robert Alexander

Markets were once the basis of town formation, and their role as places where food was sold has been one of the fundamental characteristics of early settlement. Today, South Central’s zoning codes and policies physically separate activities revolving around food.

This project seeks to carve out public space and adds to the built urban fabric that sets the stage for social interaction centered on food. Located at 233 W Washington Blvd sits a paved piece of land similar to the prevailing ground-level parking lots throughout Los Angeles, however, unlike similar sites that persist as tourist attractions, 233 W Washington sits in a culturally rich and diverse neighborhood only visited by its inhabitants; community members, commuters, and students.

The South Los Angeles community, primarily made up of Latino and Black individuals bring forth numerous artisanal cuisines that dominate the area with hole-in-wall restaurants, food trucks, and pushcart vendors. Sporadically, alongside these nested cultural centers lie fast food chain restaurants. The absence of supermarkets alongside the abundance of informal vendors created the necessity for space with qualities resembling the mall/market typology.

The integration of a new below-grade station and street crossing for the LA Metro A line train will not only serve the community by creating a safe traffic-free zone to board trains but also promises a constant flow of users to the project. Through this synthesis of programs, the market and station hope to support the existing cultural context, promote user comfortability, foster continuous vendor economic security, and prolong its viability with sustained user activity.

Instagram: @josuenavarrolazalde, @rbrtalxandr

Line of Action: Unfolding Cycles of Placemaking by Beatriz Morum de Santanna Xavier and Michelle Singer, B.Arch ’22
Pratt Institute School of Architecture | Advisor: Gonzalo Jose Lopez Garrido and Daniela Fabricius

The traditional practices of border drawing and map-making negate the experiential, the three-dimensional, and subjective experience of the human. Therefore stewardship and radical design of boundaries, borders, and waters edge can be something of rebellion and have the potential to disrupt the geometric and oppressive systems implanted by white settler-colonialism.

We ask how can we radically occupy the residual spaces that the grid could not reach, where it disintegrated, and what it left out? Projects have studied the historical segregation of colonial cities, but few look to the regions of in-between generated by centuries of settler-colonialism. The act of paving gridded streets into divided terrain was only possible where the land was flat enough to colonize. What happens to the terrain labeled as “impassable”in Sanborn maps? These landscapes cannot be subdivided and paved over.

Engaging these in-between spaces as means of action and placemaking can address unseen histories of the ancient past while acknowledging the prevailing struggles of the current moment. Through methods of folding, our project establishes a framework for collective use, inhabitation, and eventual co-stewardship of spaces, through folding the urban grid for the reclamation of communal land. We propose legislation that allows for collective action to undermine biased authorities that approve land use. We take from the concept of adverse possession – squatter’s rights – and create a direct pathway to collective stewardship, providing a suggestive framework for communities to reclaim abandoned lots and parceled land without a seal of approval.

Our research unfolds in liminal cities of ancestry, Kansas City, Missouri and Recife, Brazil. These sites become case studies that reflect one another in two parallel worlds of colonization where we have familial ties. Designing connections and stitching together geometric interventions, we introduce a suggestive framework adaptive to cities across the americas.

Instagram: @bia_mxavier, @m_ch_ll_, @gjlg, @knitknot_architecture

Microcosme in the West by Jenny Leclerc, Olivia Lessard, B.Arch ’22
Université du Québec à Montréal | Advisor: Borkur Bergman

A microcosm in the West is a project where the community is key. The exchanges, the encounters, and the participation of everyone forms the spatial organization. It offers a great density through a path between a various amount of indoors and outdoors spaces. It plays with the public and the private borders to generate a sense of community and openness. There is a residential, a work and a commercial area in every building without neglecting the communal areas.

The preservation of the Seagram Distillery patrimonial complex was part of our main concerns. Since the site had an industrial vocation, the project keeps that essence. The intentions are to provide the community with mixed purposes and proximity working places. Meanwhile affordable housing for people in need is crucial. In addition to improving density, we linked the social housing development in the vicinity to the Seagram pole where jobs, schools and different services will be available.

The urban form responds to the Nordic climax. It changes the lifestyle of the occupants to make the most of every season. The form of the buildings generates a mild climate that allows comfortable circulations for the users.

The Lost Path is a trail where the biodiversity leads and allows pedestrians to cross over the whole site. It is also possible for cyclists, skiers, ice skaters to wander between the different points of interest. The access to active transportation is, therefore, made easier. The relation to the territory is an important consideration that guided our reflexions.

Instagram: @jennyleclerc, @livlessard

Community in Context by Ariani Harrison, M.Arch ’22
University of Tennessee | Advisor: Jennifer Akerman

What is community growth?

As a first-hand witness of the campaigns communities in Houston and Phoenix brought forward during city transformation, I believe that ground up community growth is important. Taking back the urban form from developers and government that have no stakes in the communities they build in gives power back to residents. Moving to Knoxville, I have seen developments which remind me of the obscene growth of Phoenix. Where sky scrapers are built along a man-made lake claiming the over-priced retail at the street level will give the city enough taxes for more public investments. Yet, senior citizens are becoming homeless in the same area because rent has inflated so much. I can only predict the same of South Knoxville as the waterfront is developed.

I am for making architecture more accessible, for the agency of mapping, and for using oral stories as tools to create a system towards a collective urbanism, one where the community has access to agency to change their space. South Knoxville has organically grown along the Tennessee River and perpendicular roads; however, growth in the area has not been valued until recently, resulting in ‘luxury housing’ and other general development moving in. Cities across the country have similar sentiments, where parts of the city slip through the cracks until superficial planning ideas, like mixed-use podium structures or creating high density within low density areas, are plopped into place to “revitalize” the area. Unfortunately, those implementations do not always work as there is no
relationship to the community, it can cause more chain brands to come in, and push locals out. What if the community had a say in their growth?

Connecting them to local organizations and leaders and giving three different scales of possible interventions based on context of the community could inspire these left behind communities. This prototype uses South Knoxville to show the insights one can find through mapping meaningful places, roadblocks to connectivity, and collecting the story of place with resulting possibilities for urban life. By mapping local and unused spaces along a central corridor, the community can take back spaces through temporary and semi-permanent projects.

Instagram: @arianiharrison, @j_akerman

Stay tuned for Part VI of the Study Architecture Student Showcase!

What Is the Best School of Architecture?

This is a common question that people ask about all colleges and universities. You’re bound to find rankings of architecture schools and the universities that house them. There is no objective way to say which are the best schools. Best for what? For what you can afford? For the location you desire? For the size of institution you wish to attend? For the special interest on which you wish to focus?

Best should mean best for you. Understand that architecture schools are very diverse. You can find them in large public universities, in independent art schools, in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and in many other varied settings.

At the undergraduate level, prospective students and their family should discuss the student’s educational aims. An undergraduate degree can be the basis for more advanced study at the graduate level, or it can end with a direct path to a career in a firm or other setting. Each architecture program will present its strengths and provide a picture of what students can get from the program, its campus setting, and the various opportunities that the school and its faculty provide for students.

At the graduate level, students tend to understand clearly why they wish to enroll. Students have more ability to match their interests and strengths to various graduate degree options. Schools that are worthy of your focus can explain to you why graduate education will advance your career opportunities, whether this means advancement in your firm, a career change, or a path into teaching or research.

Whether you are looking at an undergraduate or graduate degree, do not hesitate to contact the admissions staff to get a better understanding of a potential school. Schools want students to succeed and should be willing to provide ample information about what makes them unique and a good choice.

At Study Architecture, we avoid ranking programs and do not recommend making decisions solely based on what a particular ranking says. The journey into an architecture program should involve reflection on where you’re going. This path should be exciting and empowering, because opportunities to thrive abound in architecture school.

ACSA Affiliate Member Programs

Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a 2 or 4-year program community college or pre-professional program? Listed below are our current Affiliate Member Schools. Affiliate member schools are colleges, universities, and community colleges who are not accredited or currently seeking accreditation by National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

 

Anne Arundel Community College
Architecture and Interior Design
101 College Parkway CRRS 224
Arnold, MD 21012-1895

Main Phone: 410-777-2437
Fax: 410-777-2445
E-mail: mdryan@aacc.edu
Mr. Michael D. Ryan, Department Chair

 

Athabasca University
RAIC Center For Architecture
1 University Drive
Athabasca
Alberta, T9S 3A3
Canada

Main Phone: 250-766-3575
Fax:780-675-6437
E-mail: dmacleod@athabascau.ca
Dr. Douglas MacLeod, Chair, RAIC Center for Architecture

 

California State University, Sacramento
Department of Design
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Main Phone: 916-278-3962
E-mail: dmoreno@cmcc.edu
Shelly Duff, Professor and Program Coordinator

 

Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology
Auburn, ME 04210

Main Phone: 207-755-5330
E-mail: duff@csus.edu
Dan Moreno, Architect, ACE Dept Chair, Instructor

 

College of DuPage
Department of Architecture
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Main Phone: 630-942-2331
Fax: 630-858-7263
E-mail: osterg@cod.edu
Jane Ostergaard, Program Chair Architecture and Construction Management/Professor

 

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Department of Architecture
39221 Woodward Ave
PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

Main Phone: 248-65-3300
E-mail: gwilkins@cranbrook.edu
Gretchen Wilkins

 

Cuesta College
Department of Architecture
San Luis Obispo Campus
PO Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Main Phone: 805-596-9915

E-mail: dfernand@cuesta.edu
David Fernandez

 

Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Main Phone: 361-698-1725
E-mail: lwright15@delmar.edu
Ms. Laura Nichole Wright, Chair of Technology Education Dept.

 

Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Main Phone: 925-685-1230
E-mail:DAbbott@dvc.edu
Prof. Daniel Abbott, Chair, Engineering Dept. Program Director, Architecture

 

Endicott College
Department of Architectural + Design Studies
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Main Phone: 978-232-2202
Fax: 978-232-2231
E-mail: Krenz@endicott.edu
Kevin Renz, Associate Dean Architectural + Design Studies

 

Hillsborough Community College
Architectural Construction Programs
4001 Tampa Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614

Main Phone: 813-253-7449
Fax: 813-253-7520
E-mail: bjohnson@hccfl.edu
Elizabeth R. Johnson, Dean

 

James Madison University
School of Art, Design & Art History
820 S. Main Street
MSC7101
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Main Phone: 540-568-6216
Fax: 640-568-6598
E-mail: erdmanja@jmu.edu
Jori Erdman, Architectural Design Coordinator

 

Keene State University
Architecture
229 Main Street
MS-1901
Keene, NH 03435

Main Phone: 603-358-2276
E-mail: dpaley@keene.edu
Ms. Donna Paley

 

Lehigh University
Department of Art & Architecture
133 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Main Phone: 610-758-3610
Fax: 610-758-6551
E-mail: nin209@lehigh.edu
Mr. Nik Nikolov, Associate Professor of Architecture

 

Long Beach City College
Architectural Drafting Department
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

Main Phone: 562-938-4718
E-mail: leslieforehand@gmail.com
Leslie Forehand, Assistant Professor

 

Miami Dade College
School of Engineering, Technology and Architecture
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Suite 1256
Miami, FL 33167

Main Phone: 305-237-1169

Fax: 305-237-1531
E-mail: aknights@mdc.edu
Anselm Knights, Chairperson

 

Stanford University
Architectural Design, Civil & Environmental Engineering
473 Via Ortega, Room 313A, MC 4020
Stanford, CA 94305

Main Phone: 650-736-8149
E-mail: jhbarton@bartonarchitect.com
John Barton, Director

 

The University of Colorado Boulder
Program in Environmental Design
UCB 314
Boulder, CO 80309-0314

Main Phone: 303-492-8267
E-mail: paul.chinowsky@colorado.edu
Paul S. Chinowsky, Professor and Director

 

The University of Southern Mississippi
Architecture Program – School of Construction +Design
118 College Dr. #5138
Hattiesburg, MA 39406

Main Phone: 601-266-6782
E-mail: Erich.Connell@usm.edu
Erich Connell, Professor and Director

 

University of Missouri-Columbia
Architectural Studies
137 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-7700

Main Phone: 573-882-7224
Fax: 573-884-6679
E-mail: balakrishnanb@missouri.edu
Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan, Associate Professor, Department Chair & Co-Director of Graduate Studies

 

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Architecture Urban Planning & Design
109 Katz Hall
5005 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Main Phone: 816-235-1725
Fax: 816-235-5226
E-mail: aupd@umkc.edu
Michael Frisch

 

Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
École de design
CP 8888, succ. Centre-ville
Montréal, Québec H3C 3P8
Canada

Main Phone: 514-987-3000
Fax: 514-987-7717
E-mail: pelletier.louise@uqam.ca
Louise Pelletier, Professor and Director, School of Design

 

Yestermorrow Design/Build School
7865 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Main Phone: 802-496-5545
E-mail: britton@yestermorrow.org
Britton Rogers, Executive Director

 

2019 Architecture Summer Programs

Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prepare you for school? Listed below are over 100 unique programs from all across the globe. Find the summer program that is right for you.

Email info@acsa-arch.org to be included in our listing.

UNITED STATES

NORTHEAST

ACE Mentor Program – Allentown, PA
https://www.letsbuildcamp.com
Dates TBA for 2019  (1 week)

AIA DC – Washington, DC
https://www.aiadc.com/program/dackids-summer-camp
July 22 – 26, 2019 (1 week) Grades 2-6

Barnard College – New York, NY
https://barnard.edu/precollege/summer/summerinthecity
July 7 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – High School, July 7 – July 12, 2019 (1 weeks) – High School

Boston Architectural College – Boston, MA
http://www.the-bac.edu/education-programs/summer-academy
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – High School

Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA
https://www.architects.org/bsaspace/programs-and-events/learning-design
Program Dates throughout Year (1st – 8th grades)

Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA – KidsBuild
https://www.architects.org/bsaspace/programs-and-events/kidsbuild
Dates TBA for 2019  (Weekend) – Ages 5-13

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college-architecture
June 29 – July 21, 2019 (3 weeks); June 29 – August 10, 2019 (6 weeks) – Grades 10-12

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – Pittsburgh, PA
http://camps.artandnaturalhistory.org/calendar/?week=-1&event_category=2&event_audience=0
Contact Programs for Dates (various grades)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
http://architecture.cua.edu/other-programs/experiences-in-architecture.cfm
July 8 – 26, 2019 (3 weeks) – High School

Center for Architecture Foundation – New York, NY
https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/k12summer
Dates TBA for 2019  (Grades 3-5)
Dates TBA for 2019  (Grades 6 – 8)
Dates TBA for 2019  (Grades 9/10 – 12)

City College of New York – New York, NY
https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/programs-centers/other-programs/summer-arch-career-lab/
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – (High School/College/Adult)

Columbia University – New York, NY
https://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/2-intro-to-architecture
July 1 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – High School

Cooper Union – New York, NY
http://cooper.edu/about/introduction-architecture-high-school-students
July 8 – August 9, 2019 (5 Weeks) (High School)
http://cooper.edu/architecture/school-architecture-summer-programs/summer-programs-architecture-introduction-architecture
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 Weeks) (College)

Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/program/architecture
June 22 – August 3, 2019 (6 weeks) (high School)

Design Science Lab – Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA
http://designsciencelab.com/
June 16 – 24, 2019 (1 week)

Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/about/summerHighschoolProgram/Summer_Programs_ARCH/
July 14 – 27, 2019 (2 weeks) (high school)

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA
http://www.fallingwater.org/142
June 23 – 29, 2019; July 20 – 27, 2019 (1 week) (high school)

Global Solutions Lab – Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.designsciencelab.com
June 16–24, 2019 (1 week) (High School/College/Adult)

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/careerdiscovery/
June 17 – July 26, 2019 (6 weeks) (High School/College/Adult)
https://designdiscoveryya.gsd.harvard.edu
July 2019 (4 weeks) (High School)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Boston, MA
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 8 – 12, 2019 (1 week) Grades 7-12

The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies – New York, NY
http://institute-ny.org/
Dates TBA for 2019

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art – New York, NY
https://www.classicist.org/education/summer-studio/
June 17 – July 13, 2019

Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
http://www.mica.edu/precollege
June 23 – July 6, 2019 (2 weeks), July 7 – 27, 2019 (3 weeks), June 22 – July 27, 2019 (5 weeks)

University of Maryland – College Park, MD
https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-discovery
July 15 – 26, 2019 (2 weeks)

Marywood University – Scranton, PA
http://www.marywood.edu/architecture/design-your-future/index.html
Dates TBA for 2019  (1 week) – High School

University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, MA
https://www.umass.edu/summer/programs/academic-programs/summer-design-academy
July 7 – 27, 2019 (3 weeks) – High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
https://www.urbanframe.org 
(Contact School for Dates)

Hip Hop Architecture – Boston, MA
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/2019-camp-locations   
July 8 – 12, 2019

National Building Museum – Washington, DC
http://www.nbm.org/families-kids/summer-camp.html
July 8 – 12, 2018; July 15 – 19, 2019; July 22 – 26, 2019; July 29 – August 2, 2019; August 5 – 9, 2019; August 12 – 16, 2019 (1 Week) Rising 2nd – 7th grade

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ
http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php
July 7 – 12, 2019; July 14 – 19, 2019; July 21 – 26, 2019  (1 week) – High School

New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY
http://www.nyit.edu/nyit_academy/exploring_architecture_in_manhattan
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks)

Norwich University – Summer Design Academy -Northfield, VT
http://www.norwich.edu/camps
July 14 – 20, 2019 (1 week) (high school)

Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/summer-studies-in-constructed-environments/
June 24 – July 26, 2019 (5 weeks) (College and Adults); July 8-26, 2019 (16-18 Year olds)
August 5 – 16, 2019 (2 weeks) (Grades 3 – 12)

Pennsylvania State University – State College, PA
http://architecture-camps.outreach.psu.edu/
July 14-18, 2019 (1 week) (High School)

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
jkcp.com/architecture
June 30 – July 27, 2019 Residential (4 weeks) (High School)

Philadelphia NOMA Chapter – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.philanoma.org/project-pipeline.html
Contact Programs for Dates

Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH
http://www.exeter.edu/exeter-summer
July 1 – August 2, 2019 (5 weeks) – High School

Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
http://www.pratt.edu/precollege
July 21– 26, 2019 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
http://summer.rpi.edu/programs
July 8 – 19, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
http://precollege.risd.edu
June 22 – August 3, 2019 (6 weeks)

Roger Williams University – Bristol, RI
http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/saahp/special-programs/summer-programs/summer-academy
July 7 – August 3, 2019 (4 weeks)

Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
http://summercollege.syr.edu/programs/programs-by-subject/#artanddesign
June 29 – July 26, 2019 (High School) (4 weeks)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
http://tyler.temple.edu/continuing-education-program/architecture-institute
July 8 – 19, 2019 (2 weeks) ( High School)

Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
http://wit.edu/summerfab/
July 15 – August 9, 2019 (High School) (4 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT
http://www.explo.org/360/yale
June 23 – July 13, 2019; July 14 – August 3, 2019 (3 weeks)

 

SOUTHEAST

AIA Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
https://www.aiaatl.org/designers-of-tomorrow-fair/
Contact Programs for Dates

AIA Miami – Miami, FL
http://aiamiami.org/architects-in-the-making/
Contact Programs for Dates

Auburn University – Auburn, AL
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/summerexperience/architecture.htm
June 9 – 14, 2019;  June 23 – 28, 2019; July 7 – 12, 2019 (1 week) (11-12 grades)
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/bhamdesign1.htm
July 15 – 19, 2019 (1 week) (Birmingham)  (Middle School)

Clemson University – Clemson, SC
http://www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars
June 9 – 15, 2019; June 23 – 29, 2019 (High School) (1 week)

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html
Dates TBA for 2019  (2 weeks)

University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
https://dcp.ufl.edu/architecture/summer-design-exploration/ 
June 16 – July 7, 2019 (High School) (3 weeks)

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA
https://design.gatech.edu/precollege
June 16 – 28, 2019; July 14 – 26, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School

Kennesaw State University – Marietta, GA
http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/architecture/programs/summer-design-workshop.php
July 8 – 26, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Pre-K-12/Architecture-Design-Workshop
June 9 – 14, 2019 (1 week)

Louisiana at Lafayette, University of – Lafayette, LA
https://architecture.louisiana.edu/prospective-students/schedule-your-visit-today/design-discovery-summer-camp
June 17 – 22, 2019 (1 week) – High School

University of Miami – Miami, FL
http://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/
July 6 – 26, 2019 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS
http://www.sarc.msstate.edu/caad_web/sarc/designdiscovery.php
June 7 – 13, 2019 (1 week)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture/summer-camp-0
June 9 – June 15, 2019 (1 week)

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
design.ncsu.edu/designcamp
June 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, 2019 (Rising 6th, 7th &  8th Grade);
July 22 –26, July 28 – August 2, 2019 (Rising 9th, 10th, & 11thGrade); (day)
June 23 – 39; July 7 – 13, 2019 (Rising 11th & 12th Grade) (overnight) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Savannah, GA
https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/rising-star
June 16 – July 19, 2019(High School) (5 weeks)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, GA 
http://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/scad-summer-seminars
June 16 – 21; July 7 – 12; July 14 – 19, 2019; (High School) (1 Week) Atlanta
June 30 – July 5; July 14 – 19; July 21 – 26, 2019 (High School) (1 week) Hong Kong
June 23 – 28; July 7 – 12; July 14 – 19; July 21 – 26; July 28 – August 2, 2019 (High School) (1 week) Savannah

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
http://archdesign.utk.edu/news-events/design-matters-camp/
July 14 – 20, 2019 (High School) (1 week)

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
http://architecture.tulane.edu/programs/summer-high-school-program
July 8 – 19, 2019; July 22 – August 2, 2019 (High School) (2 weeks)

Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL – PACT
https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/colleges-schools/tsacs/pact-summer-program
Contact Programs for Dates

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – Blacksburg, VA
https://sites.google.com/site/insidearchitectureanddesign/
June 23 – 28, 2019 (1 week) – High School


EAST CENTRAL

AIA Columbus – Columbus, OH
http://www.columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/
June 3 – 7, 2019; June 10 – 14, 2019; June 17 – 21, 2019 (Elementary and Middle School)
June 10 – 21, 2018 (High School)

Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI
https://www.andrews.edu/said/renaissance-kids
June 24 – 28; July 8 – 12; July 29 – August 2, 2019 (ages 5-7); June 10 – 14; August 5 – 9, 2019 (ages 7-10); June 24 – 28; July 8 – 12; July 29 – August 2; August 5 – 9, 2019 (ages 10-12); July 15 – 26, 2019 (ages 13-16)

Ball State University – Muncie, IN
http://bsu.edu/cap/designworks
July 7 – 19, 2019 (High School) (2 weeks)

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
http://daap.uc.edu/daapcamps.html
June 23 – 29, 2019 (1 week) (High School); June 10 – 14, 2019 (1 week) (rising 9-12thgrade); June 10 – 14, 2019 (1 week) (rising 6-7thgrade)

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI
https://cranbrookartmuseum.org/learn/kids-teens/create-camps-grade-k-9/
June 17 – August 21, 2019 (1st – 2nd), July 1 – 3 (3rd – 5th), July 22 –August 2, 2019 (6th – 8th) (1 week)

University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, MI
arch.udmercy.edu/camp
Dates TBA for 2019 (1 week) (high school)

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI
http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp
June 24 – 28; July 8 – 12; July 15 – 19; July 22 – 26, 2019 (High School) (1 week)

Miami University – Oxford, OH
http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
June 30 – July 12; July 14 – 26, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/high-school-programs/arcstart
July 8 – 28, 2019 (3 weeks) – High School

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN
http://architecture.nd.edu/academics/professional-development/career-discovery/
June 16 – 28, 2019 (High School) (2 weeks)

 

WEST CENTRAL

Center for Architecture and Design – Kansas City, MO – KC Design Week
https://www.cfadkc.org/design-week
April 10 – 19, 2019 (Middle School)

Frank Lloyd Trust – Oak Park, IL
http://cal.flwright.org/programs/youthfamily/designcamps/
July 8 – 12, 2019 (Grades 3-5); July 24 – 28, 2019 (Grades 6-8)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Kansas City, MO
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 8 – 12, 2019 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – St. Louis, MO
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
June 3 – 7, 2019 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL
http://www.arch.iit.edu/study/eia
June 16 – 29; July 7 – 20, 2019 (High School) (2 weeks)
http://www.arch.iit.edu/study/introarch
July 29 – August 10, 2019 (College) (2 weeks)

K-State Design Discovery – Manhattan, KS
https://www.k-state.edu/admissions/visit/design-discovery/index.html
June 23 – 26, 2019 (1 week) Grades 9-12

University of Colorado Denver – Denver, CO

http://cap.ucdenver.edu/archinthecity
June 3 – 14, 2019 (2 weeks) (high school students)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) (college students/working professionals)
http://arch.uic.edu/HiArch
July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, 2019 (1 week) (high school students)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – Champaign, IL
http://www.arch.illinois.edu/degrees/discover-architecture-pre-college-program
June 16 – 29; July 7 – 20, 2019 (2 weeks)

Iowa State University – Ames, IA
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping
Dates TBA for 2019 (1 week) – High School

Judson University – Elgin, IL
http://arch.judsonu.edu/architecture-discovery-workshop/
July 7 – 12, 2019 (1 week)

University of Missouri at Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
http://info.umkc.edu/aupd/design-discovery-program/
June 3 – 5, 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
June 16 – 21, 2019 (High School) (1 week)

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
https://pacs.ou.edu/precollegiate/9th-12th-grade/architecture-summer-academy/
Contact Programs for Dates (1 week) – High School

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
http://arch-ceat.okstate.edu/discover-architecture
June 27 – 29, 2019; July 11 – 13, 2019 (1 week)

Project Pipeline – Chicago, IL
https://www.i-noma.org/project-pipeline-summer-camp
Contact Programs for Dates

School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
http://saic.edu/ecpsi
June 17 – 28, 2019 (High School) (2 weeks)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
http://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/architecture-camp.php
June 17 – 21, 2019 (Grades 4-6); July 7 – 12, 2019 (Grades 7-9);
July 14 – 19, 2019 (Grades 9-12)

Taliesin – Summer Immersion Program – Spring Green, WI
http://taliesin.edu/news/immersion/
Contact Program for Dates (8 weeks)

Taliesin – Architecture Camp – Spring Green, WI
http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/engage/camps
June 10 – 14 (Age 10 – 15); July 24 – 28 (Age 8 – 11); June 24 – 28 (Age 10 – 15);
June 15 – 19, 2019 (1 week) – Grades 9th – 12th

Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
http://www.samfox.wustl.edu/summer/adp
July 7 – 20, 2019 (2 weeks)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/admissions/outreach/summercamp/summercamp.cfm
July 28 – August 3, 2019 (1 week)

Weisman Art Museum – Minneapolis, MN
http://weisman.umn.edu/learning#community-families
Contact Program for Dates (1 week)


SOUTHWEST

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
https://fayjones.uark.edu/news-and-events/design-camp.php
June 10 – 14, 2019 (Grades 9-12); July 8 – 12, 2019(Grades 9-12) (1 week)

University of Houston- Houston, TX
http://www.wonderworkshouston.org/
June 10 – July 12, 2019 (5 weeks) – High School

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX
http://www.pvamu.edu/soa/summer-program/
July 7 – 13, 2019 (1 week)

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
http://www.youthadventureprogram.com/
July 14 –19, 2019 (1 week) – Rising 7th – 10th graders

University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
http://cacp.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/summer-academy-in-architecture-interior-design/
June 10 – 21, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School and above

University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington, TX
https://www.uta.edu/cappa/news-events/summer-camp/
June 11 – 13, 2019 (1 weeks) – High School

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
http://architecture.tulane.edu/prospective-students/admissions/career-explorations
July 8 – 19, 2019; July 22 – August 2, 2019 (3 weeks) (high school)

 

WEST

AIA East Bay – San Francisco, CA – Youth Architecture Camp
http://aiaeb.org/tag/youth-architecture-camp/
Contact Program for Dates (1 week) – Grades 6-8

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
http://www.afsf.org/programs/build-san-francisco-summer-design-institute/
June 17 – July 3; July 8 – 26, 2018 (3 weeks)

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA – Summer Camp
http://www.kidzengineering101.com/summer-camps-santa-barbara-and-buellton-ca
July 15 – 19, 2019 (grades 5-8); July 22 – 26, 2019 (grades 8-10); July 29 – August 1, 2019 (grades 2-4); August 5 – 9, 2019 (grades 3-5)

Arcosanti – Mayer, AZ
http://aplusd.org/arkidecture
Contact A + D Museum for dates of workshops

Arizona State University – Phoenix, AZ
https://design.asu.edu/resources/design-primer
June 10 – July 12, 2019 (5 weeks)

University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
http://capla.arizona.edu/events/camp-architecture
June 3 – 7, 2019 (1 week)(Rising 6th-8thgrades) June 10 – 14, 2019 (1 week)(Rising 9th-12thgrades)
June 17 – 21, 2019 1 week)(grades 6-12) June 24 – 28, 2019 (1 week) (grades 6-12)

University of California at Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-institute/
July 8 – August 16, 2019 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – High School
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/discovery/
June 8 – August 9, 2019 (5 weeks) – College

California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp
http://cavad.calbaptist.edu/programs/summer
July 8 – 12, 2019 (1 week) – High School

University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Architecture/overview.htm
July 8– August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) – Post High School
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio
July 7 – 20, July 7 – 27, 2019 (2/3 weeks) – High School

California College of The Arts – San Francisco, CA
https://portal.cca.edu/learning/special-programs/pre-college-program/architecture/
June 24 – July 19, 2019 (4 weeks)

California Poly State Univ. – SLO – San Luis Obispo, CA
https://architecture.calpoly.edu/about/summer-career
June 23 – July 19, 2019 (4 weeks)

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Scottsdale, AZ
http://franklloydwright.org/education/
July 8 – 12, 2019 (Grades 2nd – 4th),
June 3 – 7, July 22 – 26, 2019 (Grades 7th – 12th)

Girls Garage – Berkeley, CA – Summer Camp
http://girlsgarage.org/programs/summer-camp/
June 6 – 21; June 24 – 28, 2019 (1 week) (age 13-17) Young Women’s Design & Building Institute
July 22 – 26; July 29 – August 2; August 5 – 9, 2019 (1 week) (ages 9-13) Design. Build. Transform

University of Idaho – Moscow, ID
https://www.uidaho.edu/caa/news/annual-events/summer-design-week 
June 27 – 30, 2019 (1 week)

Institute for Educational Advancement – Los Angeles, CA – Explore
http://educationaladvancement.org/programs/iea-explore/
June 15 – July 5; July 6 – 26, 2019 (3 weeks), July 20 – August 2, 2019 (2 weeks)
June 15 – July 26, 2019 (6 weeks)

La Jolla Historical Society’ Young Architects Summer Camp – La Jolla, CA
https://lajollahistory.org/education/
July 22 – 26, 2019 (1 week) (Middle School); July 29 –August 2, 2019 (1 week) (high School)

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design
http://www.laiad.com/
July 15 – August 9, 2019 (1 month); June 17 – August 9, 2019 (2 month)

Newschool of Architecture and Design – San Diego, CA
https://newschoolarch.edu/academics/summer-courses/
Contact Program for Dates

University of Oregon – Portland, OR
http://aaa.uoregon.edu/portland/designcamp
Contact Programs for Dates

Portland State University – Portland, OR
https://www.pdx.edu/architecture/summer_immersion
July 22 – August 16, 2019 (4 weeks)

Project Pipeline Los Angeles NOMA Chapter – Los Angeles, CA
http://socalnoma.org/campoverview/
Contact Program for Dates

Project Pipeline San Francisco NOMA Chapter – San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfnoma.net/
Contact Program for Dates

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
https://sciarc.edu/mm
July 8 – August 2, 2019 (4 weeks) (College) – Making and Meaning
https://sciarc.edu/did
June 17 – July 13, 2019 (4 weeks) (High School) – Design Immersion Days

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
https://arch.usc.edu/high-school-program-exploration-of-architecture
June 16 –30, 2019 (2 weeks)
June 16 – July 13, 2019 (4 weeks)

Taliesin Preservation – Spring Green, WI
https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/events/category/educational-programs/
June 10 –14, 2019 (age 10-15) June 24– 28, 2019 (age 8-11) (1 week)
June 24 – 28, 2019 (age 10-15); July 15 – 19, 2019 (grades 9-12)  (1 week)
July 15 – 19, 2019 (grades 7-12); July 29 – August 2, 2019 (age 9-12)  (1 week)

University of Washington – Seattle, WA
http://arch.be.washington.edu/programs-and-courses/other-programs/arch-100-summer-program/
June 24 – August 23, 2019 (9 weeks) – (undergraduates and college graduates)

University of Washington – Summer Youth Programs – Seattle, WA
https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/camps-courses-masters/architectural-studies/
July 8 – 19, 2019 (2 weeks) – High School

Woodbury University – Los Angeles, CA – High School Summer Academy / Art of Architecture
https://woodbury.edu/academics/summer-programs/hs-summer-academy/
June 24 – July 26, 2019 (5 weeks) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday only (11th – 12 grade)
https://woodbury.edu/academics/summer-programs/youth-camps/
July 15 – August 2, 2019 (3 weeks) – Monday-Friday only (5th – 8th grade)

 

INTERNATIONAL

Arava Institute – Global Sustainability Fellows Program – Eilat, ISRAEL
http://www.sustainabilitylabs.org/gsf/home/
Dates TBA for 2019

Architectural Association – London, ENGLAND
http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerschool
Dates TBA for 2019

Blourbanism: Designing a Home of Language – Artena, Italy
https://biourbanism-school.tumblr.com
July 13 –20, 2019

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Studio First
https://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/studiofirst/
May 22 – June 26, 2019 (5 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Imagine Architecture
https://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/imagine-architecture/
July 8 – 12, 2019 (1 week), July 19 – 21, 2019 (3 days), July 22 – 26, 2019 (1 week)

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, Italy
https://ciaocfsu.org
July 6 – 27, 2019 (3 weeks)

Cities in Asia  – University of Hong Kong – Singapore and Shanghai
http://fac.arch.hku.hk/summer/cities-in-asia/
June 24 – July 16, 2019 (undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates)

Daniels Bits & Bites (ages 9-11)
https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/outreach/daniels-bits-bytes
S1: July 8 – July 12, 2019 // S2: July 15-July 19, 2019

Daniels DigiFab (ages 12-14)
https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/outreach/daniels-digifab
July 22 – August 2, 2019

Daniels Bootcamp: Exploring Careers in Design
https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/outreach/daniels-bootcamp-exploring-careers-design
July 15 – August 2, 2019

IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland
https://ifhpsummerschool.wordpress.com/
August 5 – 16, 2019 (2 weeks)

International Summer School – Tamil Nadu, INDIA
http://www.agpworkshops.com/
Contact for dates

The Tasis Summer Program France 
http://summer.tasis.com/page.cfm?p=397
June 24 – July 15 (3 weeks), July 18 – August 1, 2019 (2 weeks)

The University of British Columbia – Design Discovery ‐Vancouver, Canada
https://sala.ubc.ca/academics/non-degree-programs/design-discovery
July 2 – July 14 (high school, college, graduates and professionals)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, England
http://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/Workshops/Workshops.aspx
Contact for dates

AURA Summer Academy – Istanbul
http://aura-istanbul.com/index.php/aura-summer-academy-2019/
July 8 – August 2, 2019

GeoDine: An Invitation to Experiment and Experience (Summer Program) – China
https://archinect.com/schools/event/16352595/geodine-an-invitation-to-experiment-and-experience-summer-prgram-2019/150133594
June 16 – September 15, 2019

Universidad Anahuac Queretaro – Mexico
http://anahuacqro.edu.mx/escuelaarquitectura/
June 10 – 28, 2019

Sasayama School of Architecture – Japan
https://scrum-home.com/arch-sc-en/
August 26 – 30, 2019

2018 Architecture Summer Programs

Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prepare you for school? Listed below are over 100 unique programs from all across the globe. Find the summer program that is right for you.

Email info@studyarchitecture.com to be included in our listing.

UNITED STATES

NORTHEAST

ACE Mentor Programu – Allentown, PA
http://www.greaterlehighvalleycsi.com/lets-build-camp.html
July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week)


AIA DC – Washington, DC
https://www.aiadc.com/program/dackids-summer-camp
August 13 – 17, 2018 (1 week) Grades 2-6


Barnard College – New York, NY
https://barnard.edu/precollege/summer/summerinthecity
June 24 – July 20, 2018 (4 weeks)

Boston Architectural College – Boston, MA
http://www.the-bac.edu/education-programs/summer-academy
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School


Boston Leadership Institute
http://bostonleadershipinstitute.com/architecture.html
Dates: July 16 – 20, 2018

Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA
https://www.architects.org/bsaspace/programs-and-events/learning-design
Program Dates throughout Year (1st – 8th grades)


Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA – KidsBuild
https://www.architects.org/bsaspace/programs-and-events/kidsbuild
April 7 – 8, 2018 (Weekend) – Ages 5-13

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college-architecture
June 30 – July 21 (3 weeks); June 30 – August 11, 2018 (6 weeks) – High School

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – Pittsburgh, PA
http://camps.artandnaturalhistory.org/calendar/?week=-1&event_category=2&event_audience=0
Contact Programs for Dates (various grades)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
http://architecture.cua.edu/other-programs/experiences-in-architecture.cfm
July 9 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

Center for Architecture Foundation – New York, NY
https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/k12summer
June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, July 16 – 20, July 23 – 27, July 30 – Aug 3, Aug 13 – 17, Aug 20 – 24, 2018 (Grades 3-5)
June 25 – 29, July 16 – 20, July 30 – Aug 3, Aug 6 – 10, Aug 13 – 17, 2018  (Grades 6 – 8)
June 25 – 29, July 9 – 20, July 23 – 27, July 30 – Aug 3, Aug 6 – 17, 2018 (Grades 9/10 – 12)

City College of New York – New York, NY
https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/programs-centers/other-programs/summer-arch-career-lab/
July 5 – August 2, 2017 (4 weeks)

Columbia University – New York, NY
https://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/2-intro-to-architecture
July 5 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School

Cooper Union – New York, NY
http://cooper.edu/architecture/school-architecture-summer-programs
July 9 – August 10, 2018 (4 Weeks for High School and College Students)

Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php?v=arch&s=Overview
June 23 – August 4, 2018 (6 weeks)

Design Science Lab – Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA
http://designsciencelab.com/
June 17 – 25, 2018 (1 week)

Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/about/summerHighschoolProgram/Summer_Programs_ARCH/
July 8 – 21, 2018 (2 weeks) (high school)


Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA
http://www.fallingwater.org/142
June 23 – 30; July 21 – 28, 2018 (1 week) (high school)

Global Solutions Lab – Chestnut Hill College – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.designsciencelab.com
June 17–25, 2018 (1 week) (High School/College/Adult)


Harvard University – Cambridge, MA
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/careerdiscovery/
June 18 – July 27, 2018 (6 weeks) (High School/College/Adult)
http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/projectlink/
July 2018 (4 weeks) (High School)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Baltimore, MD
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 23 – 27, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Boston, MA
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 23 – 27, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12


The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies – New York, NY
http://institute-ny.org/
Early June to early August

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art – New York, NY
https://www.classicist.org/education/summer-studio/
June 18 – July 14, 2018

Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
http://www.mica.edu/precollege
June 23 – July 7 (2 weeks), July 7 – 28 (3 weeks), June 23 – July 28, 2018 (5 weeks)

University of Maryland – College Park, MD
https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-discovery
July 8 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks)

Marywood University – Scranton, PA
http://www.marywood.edu/architecture/design-your-future/index.html
July 16 – 23, 2018 (1 week) – High School

University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, MA
http://www.umass.edu/summercollege/
July 8 – 28, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
http://www.urbanframe.org/#!2015-three-public-squares/c11cd
(Contact School for Dates)

National Building Museum – Washington, DC
http://www.nbm.org/families-kids/summer-camp.html
July 9 – 13, 2018; July 16 – 20, 2018; July 23 – 27, 2018; July 30 – August 3, 2018; August 6 – 10, 2018; August 13 – 17, 2018 (1 Week) Rising 2nd – 7th grade

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ
http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php
July 8 – 13, 2018; July 15 – 20, 2018 (1 week) – High School

New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY
http://www.nyit.edu/nyit_academy/exploring_architecture_in_manhattan
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks)

Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/summer-studies-in-constructed-environments/
June 4 – 22 (2 weeks) – College/Adult, July 9 – 27 (2 weeks) (College/Adult and Pre-College)
August 6 – 17, 2018 (2 weeks) (Grades 3 – 12)

Pennsylvania State University – State College, PA
http://architecture-camps.outreach.psu.edu/
July 15-19, 2018 (1 week) (High School)

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
jkcp.com/architecture
July 1 – 28, 2018 Residential (4 weeks); July 2 – 27, 2018 Day (4 weeks)

Philadelphia NOMA Chapter – Philadelphia, PA
http://www.philanoma.org/project-pipeline.html
Contact Programs for Dates

Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH
http://www.exeter.edu/exeter-summer
July 1 – August 3, 2018 (5 weeks) – High School

Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
http://www.pratt.edu/precollege
February 24 – May 5, 2018 (Saturdays – 10 weeks)
July 2 – 27, 2018 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
http://summer.rpi.edu/programs]
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
http://precollege.risd.edu/wp/
June 23 – August 4, 2018 (6 weeks)

Roger Williams University – Bristol, RI
http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/saahp/special-programs/summer-programs/summer-academy
July 9 – August 4, 2018 (4 weeks)

Steven Myron Holl Foundation Residency – Rhinebeck, New York
http://tspacerhinebeck.org/residency/
July 6 – July 31 (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
http://summercollege.syr.edu/program/architecture/
July 2 – 27, 2018 (High School) (4 weeks)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
http://tyler.temple.edu/continuing-education-program/architecture-institute
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) ( High School)

Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
http://wit.edu/summerfab/
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (High School) (4 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT
http://www.explo.org/360/yale
June 24 – July 14, 2018; July 15 – August 4, 2018 (3 weeks)

SOUTHEAST

AIA Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
https://www.aiaatl.org/designers-of-tomorrow-fair/
Contact Programs for Dates

AIA Miami – Miami, FL
http://aiamiami.org/architects-in-the-making/
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – Grades 3rd – 9th

Auburn University – Auburn, AL
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/summerexperience/architecture.htm
June 10 – 15; July 8 – 13, 2018 (1 week) (Auburn) (High School)
July 16 – 20, 2018 (1 week) (Birmingham)  (Middle School)

Clemson University – Clemson, SC
http://www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars
June 3 – 9; July 8 – 14, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Architecture
Dates TBD

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html
June 18 – 29; July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks)

University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
https://dcp.ufl.edu/architecture/summer-design-exploration/ 
June 17 – July 6, 2018 (High School) (3 weeks)

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA
https://design.gatech.edu/precollege
June 17 – 29, July 8 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Sarasota, FL
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
August 20 – 24, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 7-12


Kennesaw State University – Marietta, GA
http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/architecture/programs/summer-design-workshop.php
July 16 – 27, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Pre-K-12/Architecture-Design-Workshop
June 10 – 15, 2018 (1 week)

Louisiana at Lafayette, University of – Lafayette, LA
https://architecture.louisiana.edu/prospective-students/schedule-your-visit-today/design-discovery-summer-camp
June 25 – 30, 2018 (1 week) – High School

University of Miami – Miami, FL
http://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/
July 7 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS
http://www.sarc.msstate.edu/caad_web/sarc/designdiscovery.php
June 8 – 15, 2018 (1 week)


University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture/summer-camp-0
June 10 – June 16, 2018 (1 week)

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
design.ncsu.edu/designcamp
June 11 – 15, July 23 – 27, 2018 (Rising 6th, 7th &  8th Grade);
July 11 –15, July 23 – 27, 2018 (Rising 9th, 10th, & 11thGrade); (day)
June 24 – 30; July 8 – 14, 2018 (Rising 11th & 12th Grade) (overnight) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Savannah, GA
https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/rising-star
June 17 – July 20; July 24 – 27, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, GA 
http://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/scad-summer-seminars
June 17 – 22; June 24 – 29; July 1 –  6; July 8 – 13;
July 15 – 20; July 22 – 27; July 29 – Aug. 3, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
http://archdesign.utk.edu/news-events/design-matters-camp/
July 10 – 15, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
http://architecture.tulane.edu/programs/summer-high-school-program
July 8 – 28, 2018 (High School) (3 weeks)

Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL – PACT
https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/colleges-schools/tsacs/pact-summer-program
June 17 – 30, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – Blacksburg, VA
https://sites.google.com/site/insidearchitectureanddesign/
June 24 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – High School

EAST CENTRAL

AIA Columbus – Columbus, OH
http://www.columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/
June 4 – 8, 2018; June 11 – 15, 2018; June 18 – 22, 2018 (Elementary and Middle School)
June 11 – 22, 2018 (High School)

Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI
https://www.andrews.edu/said/renaissance-kids
June 11 – 15, July 25 – 29 (ages 5-7); July 9 – 13, August 6 – 10 (ages 7-10)
June 11 – 15, June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13 (ages 10-12); July 16 – 20, 23 – 27 (ages 13-16)

Ball State University – Muncie, IN
http://bsu.edu/cap/designworks
July 8 – 20, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
http://daap.uc.edu/daapcamps.html
July 8 – 12, 2018 (1 week) (High School)

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI
https://cranbrookartmuseum.org/learn/kids-teens/create-camps-grade-k-9/
June 25 – 29 (1st – 2nd), July 2 – 6 (3rd – 4th), July 9 – 13 (5th – 6th) (1 week)
July 23 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks) – Grades 7th – 9th

University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, MI
arch.udmercy.edu/camp          
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) (high school)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Toledo, OH
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 9 – 14, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI
http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp

June 25 – 29; July 9 – 13; July 17 – 21, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Miami University – Oxford, OH
http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
July 1 – 13, July 15 – 27, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/high-school-programs/arcstart
July 9 – July 30, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN
http://architecture.nd.edu/academics/professional-development/career-discovery/
June 17 – 29, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

WEST CENTRAL

Center for Architecture and Design – Kansas City, MO – KC Design Week
https://www.cfadkc.org/design-week
April 6 – 14, 2018 (Middle School)


Frank Lloyd Trust – Oak Park, IL
http://cal.flwright.org/programs/youthfamily/designcamps/
July 9 – 13, 2018 (Grades 3-5); July 23 – 27, 2018 (Grades 6-8)
June 23, July 7, July 21, 2018 (Grades 9-12)


Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Madison, WI
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 9 – 14, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Milwaukee, WI
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
April 28, 2018 Grades 7-12

Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL
http://www.arch.iit.edu/study/eia
June 17 – 30; July 8 – 21, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)
http://www.arch.iit.edu/study/introarch
July 30 – August 13, 2018 (College) (2 weeks)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) (college students/working professionals)
http://arch.uic.edu/HiArch
July 16 – 20, July 23 – 17, 2018 (1 week) (high school students)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – Champaign, IL
http://www.arch.illinois.edu/degrees/discover-architecture-pre-college-program
June 17 – 30; July 8 – 21, 2018 (2 weeks)

Iowa State University – Ames, IA
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping
July 8 – 13, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Judson University – Elgin, IL
http://arch.judsonu.edu/architecture-discovery-workshop/
July 8 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

University of Missouri at Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
http://info.umkc.edu/aupd/design-discovery-program/
June 4 – 6, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
June 17 – 22, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
https://pacs.ou.edu/precollegiate/9th-12th-grade/architecture-summer-academy/
Contact Programs for Dates (1 week) – High School

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
http://arch-ceat.okstate.edu/discover-architecture
June 11 – 16, 2018 (1 week)


Project Pipeline – Chicago, IL
https://www.i-noma.org/project-pipeline-summer-camp
Contact Programs for Dates

School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
http://saic.edu/ecpsi
June 19 – 30, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
http://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/architecture-camp.php
June 18 – 22, 2018 (Grades 4-6); July 8 – 13, 2018 (Grades 7-9);
July 15 – 20, 2018 (Grades 9-12)

Taliesin – Summer Immersion Program – Spring Green, WI
http://taliesin.edu/news/immersion/
June 18 – August 10, 2018 (8 weeks)


Taliesin – Architecture Camp – Spring Green, WI
http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/engage/camps
June 18 – 22 (Grades 3rd – 5th), July 11 – 15, June 25 – 29 (Grades 5th – 10th)
June 16 – 20, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 9th – 12th

 

Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
http://www.samfox.wustl.edu/summer/adp
July 8 – July 21, 2018 (2 weeks)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/admissions/outreach/summercamp/summercamp.cfm
July 29 – August 4, 2018 (1 week)

Weisman Art Museum – Minneapolis, MN
http://weisman.umn.edu/learning#community-families
July 30 – August 3, 2018 (1 week)

SOUTHWEST

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
https://fayjones.uark.edu/news-and-events/design-camp.php
June 11 – 15, 2018; June 18 – 22, 2018; June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week)
High School at the Delta (grades 3-12)

University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
Design Experience: Pre-Graduate Architecture Summer Program
http://www.uh.edu/architecture/special-programs/summer-discovery/
(June 11-July 13th) 5 weeks

University of Houston- Houston, TX
http://www.wonderworkshouston.org/
June 11 – July 13, 2018 (5 weeks) – High School

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX
http://www.pvamu.edu/soa/academics/summer-program/
July 8 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
http://www.youthadventureprogram.com/
July 28 – August 3, 2018 (1 week) – Rising 9th – 12th graders

University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
http://cacp.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/summer-academy-in-architecture-interior-design/
June 11-22, 2018

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
http://architecture.tulane.edu/prospective-students/admissions/career-explorations
July 8 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)

WEST

AIA East Bay – San Francisco, CA – Youth Architecture Camp
http://aiaeb.org/tag/youth-architecture-camp/
June 19 – 23, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 6-8

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
http://www.afsf.org/programs/build-san-francisco-summer-design-institute/
June 11 – 20; July 9 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks)

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA – Summer Camp
http://www.kidzengineering101.com/summer-camps-santa-barbara-and-buellton-ca
Contact Programs for Dates

Arcosanti – Mayer, AZ
http://aplusd.org/arkidecture
Contact A + D Museum for dates of workshops


Arizona State University – Phoenix, AZ
https://design.asu.edu/resources/design-primer
June 11 – July 13, 2018 (5 weeks)

SFNOMA Project Pipeline – San Francisco, CA – Architecture Summer Camp
https://mailchi.mp/d37d841dc82c/sfnoma-project-pipeline-architecture-summer-camp-2018
July 9 – 14, 2018 (1 week) (Middle School)

University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
http://capla.arizona.edu/events/camp-architecture
June 4 – 8; June 18 – 22, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 6-8th
June 11 – 15; June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 9-12th

University of California at Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-institute/
July 2 – August 10, 2018 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/
July 2 – 27, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/discovery/
June 2 – August 3, 2018 (5 weeks) – College


California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp
http://cavad.calbaptist.edu/summer17
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – High School

University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Architecture/overview.htm
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – Post High School
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio
July 8 – 20, July 8 – 27, 2018 (2/3 weeks) – High School


California College of The Arts – San Francisco, CA
cca.edu/precollege
June 25 – July 20, 2018 (4 weeks)

California College of The Arts – San Francisco, CA
http://makingarchitecture.cca.edu/
July 9 – August 3, 2018

California Poly State Univ. – SLO – San Luis Obispo, CA
http://www.architecture.calpoly.edu/about/summer-­‐career 
June 24 – July 20, 2018 (4 weeks)

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Scottsdale, AZ
http://franklloydwright.org/education/
July 16 – 20 (Grades 2nd – 4th),
June 25 – 29, July 30 – August 3, 2018 (Grades 7th – 12th)


Girls Garage – Berkeley, CA – Summer Camp
http://girlsgarage.org/programs/summer-camp/
June 18 – 22 / July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week) (High School) Young Women’s Design & Building Institute
July 23 – 27; July 30 – August 3; August 6 – 10, 2018 (1 week) (ages 9-13) Design. Build. Transform
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) (Adult) Women’s Design and Building Camp


Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Portland, OR
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
June 11 – 15, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12


Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Tempe, AZ

http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
August 6 – 10, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

University of Idaho – Moscow, ID
https://www.uidaho.edu/caa/news/annual-events/summer-design-week 
July 11 – 14, 2018 (1 week)

Institute for Educational Advancement – Los Angeles, CA – Explore
http://educationaladvancement.org/programs/iea-explore/
June 16 – July 6, July 7 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks), July 28 – August 10, 2018 (2 weeks)
June 16 – July 27, 2018 (6 weeks)

La Jolla Historical Society’ Young Architects Summer Camp – La Jolla, CA
https://lajollahistory.org/education/
July 23 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design
http://www.laiad.com/
Contact for dates

Newschool of Architecture and Design – San Diego, CA
https://newschoolarch.edu/academics/summer-courses/
August 6 – 9, 2018 (1 week) (high school)
August 14 – 24, 2018 (1week)

University of Oregon – Portland, OR
http://aaa.uoregon.edu/portland/designcamp
Contact Programs for Dates

Portland State University – Portland, OR
https://www.pdx.edu/architecture/summer_immersion
July 23 – August 17, 2018 (4 weeks)

Project H Design / Camp H for Girls – Berkeley, CA
http://girlsgarage.org/programs/summer-camp/
June 18 – 22, 2018 (1 week) (Girls ages 13-17)
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 weeks) (Girls 21 and up)
July 7 – 13, 2018 (1 week) (Girls ages 13-17)
July 23 – August 10, 2018  (1 week) (Girls 9-13)

Project Pipeline Los Angeles NOMA Chapter – Los Angeles, CA
http://socalnoma.org/campoverview/
July 14, 21, 28, 2018

Project Pipeline San Francisco NOMA Chapter – San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfnoma.net/
Contact Program for Dates

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
https://sciarc.edu/mm
July 19 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) (College) – Making and Meaning
https://sciarc.edu/did
June 18 – July 14, 2018 (4 weeks) (High School) – Design Immersion Days

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
https://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/explore 
June 17 – July 14, 2018 (4 weeks); June 17 – July 1, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Taliesin Preservation – Spring Green, WI
http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/engage/camps
June 11 –15, 2018 (grades 5-10); June 18 – 22, 2018 (grades 3-5) (1 week)
June 25 – 29, 2018 (grades 5-10); July 9 – 13, 2018 (grades 5-8)  (1 week)
July 16 – 20, 2018 (grades 9-12); July 23 – 27, 2018 (grades 4-6)  (1 week)

University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.cap.utah.edu/future-designers-welcome-2018-summer-programs/
Discover Architecture (Age 14-17)
June 18-June 22, 2018 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Junior Architects (Age 9-11)
June 18 – June 22, 2018 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)

Senior Architects (Age 11-14)
June 18-June 22, 2018 (10:00 AM to Noon)

Architectural Model Building (Age 10-13)
July 30 – August 3, 2018 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

University of Washington – Seattle, WA
http://arch.be.washington.edu/programs-and-courses/other-programs/arch-100-summer-program/
June 18 – August 17, 2018 (9 weeks) – High School
http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/ – Summer Youth Program+
July 23 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School


Woodbury University – Los Angeles, CA – High School Summer Academy / Art of Architecture
https://woodbury.edu/academics/summer-programs/hs-summer-academy/
June 25 – July 27, 2018 (5 weeks) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday only (11th – 12 grade)
https://woodbury.edu/academics/summer-programs/youth-camps/
June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks) – Monday-Friday only (4th – 8th grade)

INTERNATIONAL

Arava Institute – Global Sustainability Fellows Program – Eilat, ISRAEL
http://www.sustainabilitylabs.org/gsf/home/
June 16 – July 7, 2018

Architectural Association – London, ENGLAND
http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerschool
July 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Studio First
https://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/studiofirst/
May 23 – June 27, 2018 (5 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Imagine Architecture
https://carleton.ca/architecture/programs/imagine-architecture/
July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, ITALY
http://www.ciao-­‐cfsu.org
July 7 – 28, 2018 (3 weeks)

CONFLUENCE INSTITUTE – Architecture thinking for Tomorrow – Lyon, France
http://confluence.eu/#/article/58
June 11th – July 14th, 2018 (5 weeks)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Toronto, ONT Canada
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/
July 16 – 20, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

International Summer School – Tamil Nadu, INDIA
http://www.agpworkshops.com/
Contact for dates

The Tasis Summer Program ‐ France 
http://summer.tasis.com/page.cfm?p=397
June 25 – July 16 (3 weeks), July 20 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, England
http://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/Workshops/Workshops.aspx
Contact for dates

OTHER

AIA K-12 Intiatives
https://www.aia.org/articles/148886-introducing-architecture-into-the-k-12-curr?tools=true

 

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