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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

 

Appalachian State University
Department of Technology and Environmental Design / Building Science Program
Katherine Harper Hall
Boone, NC 28608

Main Phone: 828-262-6354
Fax: 828-265-8696
E-mail: everhartrc@appstate.edu
Mr. D Jason Miller, Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Building Science

 

Belmont University
O’More College of Architecture, Art, and Design
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212

Main Phone: 615-460-6772
E-mail: jhennifer.amundson@belmont.edu
Dr. Jhennifer Amundson, Dean and Department Chair

 

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

 

Community College of Denver
Architectural Technologies
Campus Box 900
PO Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Main Phone: 303-556-3586
Fax: 303-556-6319
E-mail: Mark.Broyles@ccd.edu
Mark Broyles, Chair and Assistant professor

 

Connecticut College
Department of Art History/Architectural Studies
Box 5336
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196

Main Phone: 860-439-2731
Fax: 860-439-5339
E-mail: jdalc@conncoll.edu
Joseph D. Alchermes, Director of Architectural Studies

 

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Department of Architecture
39221 Woodward Avenue
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

Main Phone: 248-645-3300
Fax: 248-646-0046
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: 805-546-3100
E-mail: tiffanie_kerr@cuesta.edu
John Stokes, Division Chair

 

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

 

Dutchess Community College
Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technology Engineering, Architecture & Comp Tech
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

Main Phone: 845-431-8305
Fax: 845-431-8305
E-mail: freeman@sunydutchess.edu
Mr. David Freeman, Program Chair

 

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

 

Fairmont State University
Division of Technology
Architecture Department
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

Main Phone: 304-367-4628
Fax: 304-367-4791
E-mail: pfreeman@fairmontstate.edu
Philip Freeman, Architecture Programs Coordinator and Associate Professor of Architecture

 

Ferris State University
Department of Architecture & Facility Management
915 Campus Drive, 314 Swan
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291

Main Phone: 231-591-3100
Fax: 231-591-2931
E-mail: nagelkid@ferris.edu
Diane L. Nagelkirk, Professor / Program Coordinator

 

Fitchburg State University
Industrial Technology
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

Main Phone: 978-665-3051
Fax: 978-665-3051
E-mail: kchenot@fitchburgstate.edu
Mr. David Chenot, Associate Professor

 

George Brown College
School of Architectural Studies
146 Kendal Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2T9
Canada

Main Phone: 416-415-5000
Fax: 416-415-4515
E-mail: nsherman@georgebrown.edu
Mr. Pietro Ferrari M.Arch., Program Coordinator, School of Architectural Studies

 

Indiana State University
The Built Environment
650 Cherry Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Main Phone: 812-237-3314
E-mail: andrew@studiogap.com
Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne, Chair and Associate Professor of Built Environment

 

Indiana University
School of Art, Architecture and Design
100 Kirkwood Hall
130 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Main Phone: 812-375-7580
E-mail: marnewma@indiana.edu
Marleen Newman, Senior Lecturer

 

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

 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Main Phone: 425-739-8100
Fax: 425-739-8250
E-mail: robert.mandy@lwtech.edu
Robert Mandy

 

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

 

Midlands Technical College
P.O. Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202

Main Phone: 803-738-8324
E-mail: josephc@midlandstech.edu
Christina Joseph, Department Chair for Engineering Technologies

 

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

Main Phone: 570-327-4518
E-mail: cal7@pct.edu
Geoff Campbell, Department Head and Assistant Professor

 

San Diego State University
Sustainability Program
San Diego, CA 92182-4493

Main Phone: 619-594-1966
E-mail: tbiggs@mail.sdsu.edu
Mr. Junichi Satoh, Director of Interior Architecture Graduate Program

 

Smith College
Architecture Department
Hillyer Hall
Northampton, MA 01063

Main Phone: 413-585-3100
Fax: 413-585-3119
E-mail: bkellum@smith.edu
Ms. Rebecca Davis, Assistant for Administration

 

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

 

State University of New York At Delhi
Technology Division
2 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

Main Phone: 607-746-4070
Fax: 607-746-4224
E-mail: technlgs@delhi.edu
Mr. Brook Denison, Assistant Professor of Architecture

 

State University of New York (SUNY) at Morrisville
College of Agriculture and Technology
PO Box 901, 80 Eaton Street
Morrisville, NY 13408

Main Phone: 315-684-6281
Fax: 315-684-6624
E-mail: kellybj@morrisville.edu
Mr. Brian Joseph Kelly Jr., Professor

 

SUNY Orange
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Main Phone: 845-344-6222
E-mail: johnwolbeck@sunyorange.edu
John Wolbeck, Chair

 

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

Main Phone: 303-492-8267
E-mail: ENVDProgram@colorado.edu
Amanda Z Pyers, Internal Communications Specialist

 

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
Joy D. Swallow

 

University of Pittsburgh
Architectural Studies Program
104 Frick Fine Arts Building
650 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Main Phone: 412-648-2401
Fax: 412-648-2792
E-mail: cda68@pitt.edu
Drew Armstrong, Chair & Associate Professor

 

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

 

Utah State University
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

Main Phone: 435-797-1000
E-mail: Sean.michael@usu.edu
Mrs. Katie Stringham, Department Head

 

Wesleyan University
Architectural Studies
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459

Main Phone: 860-685-3526
Fax: 860-685-2061
E-mail: ehuge@wesleyan.edu
Elijah Huge, Director

 

Yestermorrow Design Build School
7865 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Main Phone: 802-496-5545
E-mail: designbuild@yestermorrow.org
Ms. Kate Stephenson

 

 

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

 

Thank you to http://archcareers.blogspot.com for sharing program dates. Follow @DocArchitecture.

Parsons’ Design-Build Project Transforms the Entrance Hall of Children’s Museum of the Arts

(via The New School News)

When you consider the function of a lobby, ideas like “entrance,” “waiting area,” or maybe “the way to get from the door to the elevator” probably come to mind.

But a lobby is more than just a way to get from point A to point B: It’s also meant to convey a lasting image of the institution or business.

That’s the kind of thinking that motivated students and faculty members at The New School’s Parsons School of Design in the transformation of the 1,200-square-foot entrance hall of the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) in TriBeCa.

Led by Design Workshop, an innovative design-build studio comprising graduate architecture students, the project highlights Parsons’ commitment to design-led civic engagement and its real-world educational approach.

“The ‘learning by doing’ model, which is the backbone of the Parsons Design Workshop, affords our students the opportunity to fully realize their designs in built form,” says Joel Stoehr, director of Design Build Projects at Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments. “Student designers learn how an idea evolves from concept sketch to construction document to building permit and how these ideas are realized in the transformation of raw material into constructed artifact.”

The renovation was created to meet several of CMA’s design needs, including stroller storage, acoustics, branding, and increasing visibility of the visitor services desk. (Photo/Diego Ledezma-Perez)

Designed during the spring 2017 semester and constructed over the summer, the renovation was created to meet several of CMA’s design needs, including stroller storage, acoustics, branding, and increasing visibility of the visitor services desk. The centerpiece of the renovation is a new wall made up of two layers of perforated plastic illuminated by colored lights. The wall divides the lobby space into a “functional side,” which includes a new stroller parking area and storage space, and a “fun side,” a gathering space “where visitors of all ages are delighted by the light and pattern,” according to Angela DeGeorges, MArch ’18, a Design Workshop student who worked on the renovation.

Interactive Light Wall (Photo/Diego Ledezma-Perez)

“The CMA renovation is a spatial reorganization that accommodates the diverse and changing needs of the museum,” she adds. “Our strategy was to address each of CMA’s challenges with an architectural intervention that solves a problem but also brings visual delight to the space.”

Additionally, a series of dichroic acrylic panels suspended from the ceiling in front of the large south-facing windows allow light of different colors to be simultaneously reflected and transmitted. When parents check in to CMA, “the open lobby allows children to play in the colorful light projecting on the floor from the windows, be intrigued by a chase of color along the wall, or dance in front of an interactive art piece by Danny Rosen,” according to the students who worked on the project.

A series of dichroic acrylic panels suspended from the ceiling in front of the large south-facing windows allow light of different colors to be simultaneously reflected and transmitted. (Photo/Diego Ledezma-Perez)

A challenge faced by those working on the project was making sure that the materials used were both environmentally friendly and safe for children visiting CMA. That’s where Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab (HML) came in. Jack Dinning, head researcher at HML, conducted workshops and consulted with Design Workshop students throughout the design, product evaluation, fabrication, and installation processes.

“Kids are particularly vulnerable to the effects that toxic materials can have on their health,” Dinning said. “Exposures during this stage of life can disrupt their early developmental processes, both physical and cognitive, leading to disorders ranging from asthma to learning disabilities to life-threatening illnesses like childhood brain cancers.”

With this concern in mind, Dinning and the students incorporated safer rubber flooring, sustainably forested plywood, and acoustic treatments made of recycled plastic.

Design Workshop echoes the real-world experience of collaborating with a real client. With guidance from Parsons faculty members Sharon Sutton, Nick Brinen, Mark Gardner, and Stoehr and assistance from West Chin Architects and Conto and Sons contractors, students participated in focus groups with museum visitors and conducted research before creating a proposal. During construction, they made decisions about which materials and hardware to use and generated shop drawings outlining their proposed design. By collaborating with a client, they had a chance to get their hands dirty and familiarize themselves with all aspects of the design and building of a commissioned project.

Parsons’ Design Workshop (Photo/Diego Ledezma-Perez)

The CMA lobby renovation is the latest project highlighting Parsons’ and Design Workshop’s commitment to design-led civic engagement. Past collaborations include the creation of a seating area at El Sitio Feliz, a popular community garden in Harlem; and changing room pavilions at the Sunset Park Recreation Center pool in Brooklyn and the Highbridge Recreation Center in Washington Heights.

In the renovation of the CMA lobby the Parsons students had a very satisfied client.

“The new lobby strengthens our ability to welcome all children and their families to make art at CMA,” says Barbara Hunt McLanahan, executive director of the museum. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with students from The New School to create an innovative and inviting entry to the museum. We look forward to welcoming visitors into our new lobby and lounge.”

Design Workshop Children’s Museum of the Arts Renovation (Photo/Diego Ledezma-Perez)

 

Learn more about Parson’s School of Design here.

2017 Architecture Summer Programs

(Via http://archcareers.blogspot.com)
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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 nation. Find the summer program that is right for you.

 

2017 Architecture Summer Programs

ALABAMA

Auburn

Auburn University: Architecture Camp/Design Workshop
June 18 – 23; July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week) (Auburn)
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/summerexperience/

Birmingham

Auburn University: Design
July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28, 2017 (1 week) (Birmingham)
http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/summerexperience/

Tuskegee

Tuskegee University: PACT
June 18 – July 1, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/colleges/school_of_architecture_and_construction_science/pact_summer_program.aspx

ARIZONA

Mayer

Arcosanti: Workshops
Contact Arcosanti for Dates
http://arcosanti.org/workshops

Phoenix

Arizona State University: Summer Design Primer
June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
https://design.asu.edu/resources/design-primer

Tuscon

University of Arizona: Camp Architecture
June 5 – 9; June 19 – 23, 2017 (6th-8th) (1 week)
June 12 – 16; June 26 – 30, 2017 (9th-12th) (1 week)
http://capla.arizona.edu/events/camp-architecture-summer-2015

ARKANSAS

Fayetteville

University of Arkansas: Design Camp
June 12 – 16; June 19 – 23; June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
http://fayjones.uark.edu/news-and-events/design-camp.php

CALIFORNIA

Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley: Summer Institute in Environmental Design
July 3 – August 11, 2017 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-institute/

July 3 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks) – High School
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/

June 3 – August 5, 2017 (5 weeks) – College
http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/discovery/

Girls Garage
June / July 2017 (1 week)
http://girlsgarage.org/programs/summer-camp/

Los Angeles

Architecture + Design Museum
Contact A + D Museum for dates of workshops held throughout the year

University of California at Los Angeles: Jumpstart Summer Institute
July 9 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Architecture/overview.htm

July 9 – 21; July 9 – 28, 2016 (2 or 3 weeks)
http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio

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

Southern California Institute of Architecture
July 20 – August 4, 2017 (college students) – Making and Meaning
https://sciarc.edu/academics/summer-programs/making-and-meaning/

June 19 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks) (high school students) – Design Immersion Days
https://sciarc.edu/academics/summer-programs/design-immersion-days/

University of Southern California: Exploration of Architecture
June 18 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks); June 18 – July 2, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://arch.usc.edu/Programs/SummerPrograms/ExplorationofArchitecture

Woodbury University: High School Summer Academy
Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 28, 2017 (5 weeks) – Monday/Wednesday/Friday only
https://woodbury.edu/academics/summer-programs/hs-summer-academy/

June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks) – Monday-Friday only (4th – 8th grade)
https://woodbury.edu/summer-architecture-camp/

Riverside

California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp
June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)

San Diego

Newschool of Architecture and Design: High School Design Experience
August 14 – 24, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://newschoolarch.edu/academics/summer-courses/

San Francisco

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco: Summer Design Institute
June 12 – 30, 2017 (3 weeks)

California College of The Arts: Pre-College
June 26 – July 21, 2017 (4 weeks)
cca.edu/precollege

California College of the Arts: Making Architecture
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pmJuly 10 – August 4, 2017
http://makingarchitecture.cca.edu/

San Luis Obispo

California Poly State University: Summer Career Workshop
June 25 – July 21, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://www.architecture.calpoly.edu/about/summer-career

CONNECTICUT

New Haven

Yale University: EXPLO 360
June 25 – July 15; July 16 – August 5, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://www.explo.org/360/yale

FLORIDA

Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic University: Architecture Summer Program
July 10-21; July 24 – August 4, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html

Gainesville

University of Florida: Summer Design Exploration
June 18 – July 7, 2017 (3 weeks)

Miami

University of Miami: Summer Scholars Program
July 1 – 21, 2017 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)
http://miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp

GEORGIA

Atlanta

Georgia Institute of Technology: Pre-College Summer Program
June 19 – 30; July 10 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)
https://design.gatech.edu/precollege

Marietta

Kennesaw State University: Summer Design Workshop
July 10 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/architecture/programs/summer-design-workshop.php

Savannah

Savannah College of Arts & Design: Rising Star
June 18 – July 21, 2017 (5 weeks)
http://www.scad.edu/admission/admission-information/pre-college/rising-star

Savannah College of Arts & Design: SCAD Summer Seminars
June 25 – 30, July 9 – 14, July 16 – 21, July 23 – 28, July 30 – Aug. 4, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs/scad-summer-seminars

IDAHO

Moscow

University of Idaho: Summer Design Week
June 25 – July 1, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.uidaho.edu/caa/news/annual-events/summer-design-week

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL – Experiment in Architecture / IntroARCH
June 18 – July 1; July 9 – 22, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://arch.iit.edu/study/special

July 31 – August 14, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://arch.iit.edu/admissions/introarch

University of Illinois at Chicago
July 5 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch (college students/working professionals)

July 11 – 15, 2016 (1 week)
http://arch.uic.edu/HiArch (high school students)

National Organization of Minority Architects: Project Pipeline
August 2 – 6, 2017
https://www.i-noma.org/project-pipeline-summer-camp

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Summer Institute Residency Program
June 19 – July 2, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.saic.edu/ecp

Carbondale

Southern Illinois University: Architecture Camp
June 19 – 23 (Grades 4-6); July 9 – 14 (Grades 7-9); July 16 – 23, 2017 (Grades 9-12)
http://kidarch.siuc.edu/
http://conferenceservices.siu.edu/camps-youth-programs/architecture-camp.php

Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Discover Architecture
June 18 – July 1; July 9 – 22, 2017 (2 weeks)
go.illinois.edu/discover

Elgin

Judson University: Architecture Discovery Workshop
July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week)
http://arch.judsonu.edu/architecture-discovery-workshop/

Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Trust: Design Camps
June 24, July 22, August 12 (1 day)
July 10 – 14, 2017 (Grades 3-5); July 31 – August 4, 2017 (Grades 6-8) (1 week)
http://flwright.org/programs/designcamps/individualsessions

INDIANA

Muncie

Ball State University: DesignWorks Summer Academy
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://bsu.edu/cap/designworks

Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame: Career Discovery
June 18 – 30, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://architecture.nd.edu/academics/professional-development/career-discovery/

IOWA

Ames

Iowa State University: Design Dimensions Camp
July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping

LOUISIANA

New Orleans

Tulane University: Career Explorations in Architecture
July 9 – 29, 2016 (3 weeks)
http://architecture.tulane.edu/programs/summer-high-school-program

Baton Rouge

Louisiana State University: Architecture Camp
June 11 – 16, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/Pre-K-12/Architecture-Design-Workshop

Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Summer 2017 (2 weeks)
https://architecture.louisiana.edu/prospective-students/schedule-your-visit-today/design-discovery-summer-camp

MARYLAND

Baltimore

Maryland Institute College of Art: Summer PreCollege
June 24 – July 22, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://www.mica.edu/precollege

College Park

University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars
July 9 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://oes.umd.edu/young-scholars

MASSACHUSSETS

Boston

Boston Architectural College: Summer Academy
June 26 – July 28, 2017 (5 weeks)
http://www.the-bac.edu/education-programs/summer-academy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Urban Frames
Contact School of Dates
http://www.urbanframe.org/ – !2015-three-public-squares/c11cd
Cambridge

Harvard University: Career Discovery
June 19 – July 28, 2017 (6 weeks)
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/careerdiscovery/

Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Summer Design Academy
July 9 – 29, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://www.umass.edu/summer/precollege.html

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan: ArcStart
July 10 – July 31, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/high-school-programs

Berrien Springs

Andrews University: Renaissance Kids 2017
June 10 – 14; June 12 – 16; June 19 – 23; June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
July 4 – 8; July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, 2017 (1 week)
https://www.andrews.edu/said/renaissance-kids

Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute: Summer Art Institute
June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://www.cranbrookart.edu/Pages/SummerInstitute.html

Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy: Architecture Design Camp
June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
arch.udmercy.edu/camp

Lawrence Technological University: Summer Camp
June 26 – 30; July 10 – 14; July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28, 2017 (all 1 week)
http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis

Weisman Art Museum: Teen Architecture Workshop
July 31 – August 4, 2017 (1 week)
http://weisman.umn.edu/learning#community-families

MISSISSIPPI

Starkville

Mississippi State University: Design Discovery
June 9 – 16, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.sarc.msstate.edu/caad_web/sarc/designdiscovery.php

MISSOURI

Kansas City

University of Missouri at Kansas City: Design Discovery
June 5 – 7, 2017
http://info.umkc.edu/aupd/design-discovery-program/

St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis: Architecture Discovery Program
July 9 – July 22, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.samfox.wustl.edu/summer/adp

NEBRASKA

Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Career Explorations
June 4 – June 10, 2017 (1 week)
http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops

NEW JERSEY

Newark

New Jersey Institute of Technology: Summer Architecture + Design
July 9 – 14, July 16 – 21, July 23 – 28, 2017 (1 week)
http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php

NEW YORK

New York City

Barnard College: Summer in the City
June 25 – July 21, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://barnard.edu/summer

Center for Architecture: Architecture Camps
June 19 – August 25, 2017 (week long Architecture Camps Grades 3-12)
http://www.cfafoundation.org/summer

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

Columbia University: Introduction to Architecture 
Contact School for Dates
https://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/2-intro-to-architecture

Cooper Union: Summer Program in Architecture
July 10 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://cooper.edu/architecture/school-architecture-summer-programs

The Institute

Parsons The New School For Design: Summer Studies in Constructed Environments
June 26 – July 28, 2017 (5 weeks)
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/summer-studies-in-constructed-environments/

Brooklyn

Pratt Institute: Pre-College Summer Program
July 5 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://ww.pratt.edu/precollege

Ithaca

Cornell University: Introduction to Architecture
June 24 – August 5, 2017 (6 weeks)
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php?v=arch&s=Overview

Old Westbury

New York Institute of Technology: Exploring Architecture in Manhattan
July 10 – August 3, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://www.nyit.edu/nyit_academy/exploring_architecture_in_manhattan

Syracuse

Syracuse University: Summer College
July 1 – July 28, 2017 (4-week, 3-credit program)
http://summercollege.syr.edu/program/architecture/

Troy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Architecture Career Discovery Program
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://summer.rpi.edu/programs

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Architecture Summer Program
June 11 – June 17, 2017 (1 week)
http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture/summer-camp-0

Raleigh

North Carolina State University: Summer Studios
June 12 – 16 (7th &  8th Grade); July 10 –14, 2017 (10th, 11th & 12thGrade); (day)
June 25 – July 1; July 23 – 29, 2017 (11th & 12th Grade) (overnight) (1 week)
design.ncsu.edu/designcamp

OHIO

Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati: DAAP Camp Summer Experiences
June 5 – 9, 2017 (Day); June 18 – 24, 2017 (Residential)
July 10 – 14, 2017 Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program (CAMP)
http://daap.uc.edu/daapcamps.html

Oxford

Miami UniversitySummer Scholars Program
July 2 – 14, 2017 (2 weeks)
miamioh.edu/summerscholars

OKLAHOMA

Norman

University of Oklahoma: Architecture Summer Academy
Contact School for Dates
http://www.ou.edu/content/outreach/youth/9th-12th-grade/architecture-summer-academy.html

Stillwater

Oklahoma State University: Discover Architecture
June 12 – 17, 2017 (1 week)
http://arch-ceat.okstate.edu/discover-architecture

OREGON

Eugene

University of Oregon: Summer Architecture Academy
July 10 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://architecture.uoregon.edu/summeracademy

Portland

University of Oregon: Design Camp
Contact the School for Dates
https://aaa.uoregon.edu/uo-design-camp

Portland State University: 2017 Architecture Summer Immersion Program
July 24 – August 18, 2017 (4 weeks)
https://www.pdx.edu/architecture/summer_immersion

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Design Science Lab: Chestnut Hill College
June 18–26, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.designsciencelab.com

Drexel University: Discovering Architecture
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/about/summerHighschoolProgram/Summer_Programs_ARCH/

University of Pennsylvania Architecture: Summer at Penn
July 2 – 29, 2017 Residential (4 weeks); July 3 – 28, 2017 Day (4 weeks)
http://jkcp.com/architecture

Temple University: Architecture Institute
July 10 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://tyler.temple.edu/continuing-education-program/architecture-institute

Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University: Pre-College Architecture
July 1 – July 22, 2017 (3 weeks); July 1 – August 11, 2017 (6 weeks)
http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college-architecture

Mill Run

Fallingwater High School Residency
June 24 – July 1; July 22 – 29, 2017
http://www.fallingwater.org/142

Scranton

Marywood University: Design Your Future, PreCollege Summer Workshop
July 17 – 28, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.marywood.edu/architecture/design-your-future/index.html

State College

Pennsylvania State University: Architecture & Landscape Architecture Summer Camp
July 16-20, 2017 (1 week)
http://architecture-camps.outreach.psu.edu/

RHODE ISLAND

Providence

Rhode Island School of Design: Pre-College Architecture
June 24 – August 5, 2017
http://precollege.risd.edu/wp/

Bristol

Roger Williams University: Summer Academy – Experience Architecture
July 9 – August 5, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/saahp/special-programs/summer-programs/summer-academy

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson

Clemson University: Designing the Built Environment
June 25 – July 1, 2017 (1 week)
http://www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars

TENNESSEE

Knoxville

University of Tennessee: Design Matters Camp
July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week)

TEXAS

Austin

University of Texas at Austin: Summer Academy
June 19 – July 21, 2017 (5 weeks)
http://soa.utexas.edu/apply/summer-academy-architecture

College Station

Texas A&M University: Camp ARCH
July 2 – 7, 2017 (1 week)

Houston

University of Houston: Summer Discovery Program
June 12 – July 14, 2017 (5 weeks)
http://www.wonderworkshouston.org/

San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio: Summer Academy in Architecture
June 5 – 16, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://cacp.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/summer-academy-in-architecture-interior-design/

Prairie View

Prairie View A&M University: Architecture Enrichment Concepts
Contact School for Dates
http://www.pvamu.edu/sa/career-services/pre-college-enrichment/

VIRGINIA

Blacksburg

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University: Inside Architecture + Design
June 25 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
https://sites.google.com/site/insidearchitectureanddesign/

WASHINGTON

Seattle

University of Washington: Introduction to Architecture
June 19 – August 18, 2017 (9 weeks)
July 17 – 28, 2017 (2 weeks)
http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Catholic University of America: Experiences in Architecture
July 10 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://architecture.cua.edu/other-programs/experiences-in-architecture.cfm

National Building Museum: Summer Camp Programs for 1st – 6th graders
July 5 – 7; July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, July 31 – August 4, 2017
http://www.nbm.org/families-kids/summer-camp.html

WISCONSIN

Madison

Hip Hop Architecture Camp
http://brandnudesign.com/new-blog/2017/1/31/the-hip-hop-architecture-camp-kick-off

Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Architecture Summer Camp
July 30 – August 5, 2017 (1 week)
http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/admissions/outreach/summercamp/summercamp.cfm

Spring Green

Taliesin: Summer Immersion Program
January 9 – March 3 (Taliesin West); June 12 – August 4, 2017 (8 weeks)
http://taliesin.edu/news/immersion/

Taliesin Preservation: Architecture Camp
June 12 – 16; June 19 – 23; June 26 – 30; July 10 – 14;
July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28; July 31 – August 4 (1 week)
http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/education/youth-programs

 

Project Pipeline NOMA Chapters – Various Cities
Contact for dates!
http://www.noma.net/article/198/happenings/news/project-pipeline-camp-registration-underway

INTERNATIONAL

ENGLAND

London

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA)
http://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/Workshops/Workshops.aspx

Architectural Association: Summer School
July 3 – 21, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerschool

FRANCE

Les Tapies Arts and Architecture Summer Program
June 24 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://summer.tasis.com/page.cfm?p=397

INDIA

Tamil Nadu

International Summer School
http://www.agpworkshops.com/

IRELAND

Dublin

UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy
http://www.ucd.ie/apep/

UCD Architecture: International Summer School
June 11 – 29, 2018 (3 weeks)
http://www.ucd.ie/apep/study/internationalprogrammes/summerschool/

ITALY

Pontano

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas
July 1-22, 2017 (3 weeks)
http://www.ciao-cfsu.org

2017 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Winners

(via Archinect)

The Fairy Tales Architecture Competition concluded another successful edition Monday evening with the anticipated reveal of its 2017 winners. The competition had its biggest winners announcement yet in front of a live audience at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

Like every year, the submissions blur the line between fictional and non-fictional. Narratives are depicted as storybook-friendly illustrations, but refer to themes like real-life current events or evergreen topics like the creative process, mundane everyday activities, and relatable human emotions.

The esteemed jury — which included Marion Weiss, Jing Liu, Stefano Boeri, Michael Maltzan, National Building Museum Executive Director Chase W. Rynd, and Archinect’s very own Alexander Walter, among others — selected three prize winners, an American Institute of Architecture Students winner, and 10 honorable mentions.

1ST PRIZE: “Last Day” by Mykhailo Ponomarenko | Ukraine

Synopsis: “The entry utilizes classical painting techniques to create monumental landscapes with strange scifi megastructures inserted into them. The relatively mundane occurrences in the story make it feel like these wild scenes could in fact be real.”

From the winner: “Landscapes have always inspired me to put something weird, unreal and out of human scale into them. Something not feasible and not practical that contrasts with the natural surroundings, but also exists at the same scale. These satirical interventions lead to new ideas and feelings about nature – they make the viewer more aware about the environment and our harmful impact on it. We are flat surface creatures. Sometimes I feel that we crave it so much that the planet is going to be turned into pavement so cars can go anywhere, and our industries could continue expanding. The “Saturn Rings” in my proposal represent these flat surface desires but in a more poetic, optimistic, and friendly manner.” — Mykhailo Ponomarenko

2ND PRIZE: “City Walkers” by Terrence Hector | Chicago, IL

Synopsis: “‘City Walkers’ or ‘The Possibility of a Forgotten Domestication and Biological Industry’ tells a beautiful story of a sentient species of architecture that moves slower than humans can perceive. That doesn’t stop human beings from harnessing every possible bit of energy from “The Walkers” in addition to spawning settlements in their wake.”

From the winner: “The city in this story was an exploration of civilization and urbanism as humanity’s relationship with natural and biological systems that exist on a vastly longer timescale than the human lifespan. Creating a closer relationship time-wise between human and natural timeframes let me derive a new urban typology, which also acts as a parable of overexploitation. I was trying to work through an inferred genealogy from the USS Monitor to Hayao Miyazaki, working through a tradition of humanizing massive, aggressive machines.” – Terrence Hector

3RD PLACE: “Up Above” by Ariane Merle d’Aubigné & Jean Maleyrat | France

Synopsis: “‘Up Above’ is an imaginative story of refugees in the sky that build shanties on thin stilts, high in the clouds, to escape oppression, regulations, and inequality on the surface of the earth below.”

From the winners: “Revisiting the world of fairy tales by participating in the Blank Space competition was very stimulating. The short narrative takes a look at reality through the marvelous and the fantastic. We have tried to highlight contemporary issues and concerns by letting the supernatural burst into reality. Migration, the accumulation of wealth, overpopulation, the terrorist threat and pollution are some of the issues with which we live every day. We highlighted these concerns and our love of art through this poetic tale. Our generation often aspires to an “elsewhere”, in our “elsewhere” the rules of the game have changed.” — Ariane Merle d’Aubigné & Jean Maleyrat

AIAS Winner: “Playing House by Maria Syed & Adriana Davis – New Jersey Institute of Technology
(AIAS Prize is awarded to the highest scoring entry from an AIAS member)

Synopsis: “Playing House is an exercise in illustrating the destructive power of split-personality. Starting with traditional drawings of a modest dwelling, the drawings, and in turn, the narrative, devolve into a series of accusations, misunderstandings, and multiplicity.

From the winners: “Playing House embodies the idea that architecture can eclipse the personality of its occupants, where the character and style of the architecture dictate the mood of the inhabitants. The loud textures and discordant angles of the home sparked the idea for the story: transitioning from room to room manifests itself in drastic physical and psychological change. The drawings, the genesis of our submission, address architectural conventions of projection drawings, merged with the unconventional appearance of the home to create friction. This act is mirrored in the story, where a typical visit from a neighbor turns peculiar. The two creators of this project worked closely throughout their undergraduate career, creating an inseparable partnership for their first collaboration.” — Maria Syed & Adriana Davis

To read the winning entries in full, click here.


For more information, see Archinect.

"Preservation as Provocation" Winners Discuss Designs

(via National Trust Preservation Leadership Forum)

The Farnsworth House is one of the most revered buildings of the 20th century. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951, it is a vital part of modern iconography. The building first opened to the public in 2005 and a modest visitor’s center was erected. Visitors, programming, and staff have made this 1,700-square-foot building too small. In a bi-annual competition called “Preservation as Provocation,” architecture students were challenged to design a new visitor’s center for the Farnsworth House. The competition is hosted by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the AIA Historic Resources Committee, and more than 400 students and 50 faculty sponsors from 34 schools participated in 2015–16.

The competition was judged blindly by jurors selected for their expertise with Farnsworth, flood management, design, and preservation management: Maurice Parrish, executive director of the Farnsworth House; Tom Jacobs, principal at Krueck + Sexton Architects in Chicago; David Waggonner, president of Waggonner and Ball Architects in New Orleans; and Ashley Wilson, Graham Gund Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.

Farnsworth House | Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Students wrestled with the programmatic and philosophical requirements of creating a space that prepares visitors for the spiritual experience of Farnsworth. Part of the challenge lay in the topography as much of the site is in a floodplain, rendering it unbuildable. The winners were Chase White, who holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio; Paul Isaacs, who is in the master’s program at the University of Kentucky School of Architecture; and Bohyun Chang and Suk Lee, architecture students at Iowa State University. They responded to a few questions about their projects

What was your concept—the big idea?

Chase White: It sounds obvious, but from the get-go we knew that the project should be positioned conceptually to add its own meaning to the site while still relating directly to Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece. We basically used a language similar to what Mies van der Rohe pioneered, but made it something of a conceptual inversion. We continued his pure geometry by using the circle to pair with the rectilinear design of the Farnsworth House. Where Mies van der Rohe employed a lightweight design that lifted the Farnsworth House off the ground, my proposed visitor’s center would employ heavy concrete that sinks into the site. Even the materiality of our project would strike a contrast, employing raw materials whereas the Farnsworth House has a finely finished aesthetic.

Bohyun Chang: We sought to provide individual experiences of the ground, water, and sky, while the Farnsworth House creates a combined experience of those elements.

Suk Lee: The design is intended to let individuals have their own experiences with and reactions to the Farnsworth House through a series of framed spatial experiences.

Paul Isaacs: I began by exploring the forms of visitor’s centers, which can fall into several categories: a gatehouse to a protected area, such as a zoo or sacred site; a pavilion in the midst of a natural landscape like a national park lodge; or simply an existing building. Eliminating the latter options, I designed the visitor entry as a gate house attached to a wall, not unlike the ones marking the entrances to grand estates. It was also important to tell the story of Mies van der Rohe’s journey through architecture, and I looked at the Barcelona Pavilion, the Brick Country House, and his skyscrapers for inspiration and details.

Collecting Pieces | Credit: Bohyun Chang and Suk Lee, Iowa State University

What did you learn about the challenges of this site?

White: Due to the realities of flooding at the Farnsworth House site, the topography was one of most decisive factors in how and where to design.

Lee: The flood issue was challenging, as was the physical distance between the house and parking lot.

Chang: For me, the challenge was providing a continuous and smooth transition between the parking lot, visitor’s center, and the Farnworth House—as well as translating our design concept into architectural elements.

Isaacs: The more obvious challenge was proximity to the river, which floods almost annually during the early spring, inundating most of the site, including the house itself. The second was the story of Edith Farnsworth’s lost battle for privacy. She expected her property to remain isolated and undisturbed until a highway bridge was built less than 100 feet away from the house. This line of thinking ultimately lead to the decision to locate the new visitor’s center where the old one stood—out of the flood plain and out of sight of the Farnsworth House.

Farnsworth House Visitor Center | Credit: Paul Isaacs, University of Kentucky

Was it intimidating to design a building in close proximity to one of the most revered structures in the world?

Lee: That was the most important aspect of the project. My design exists to serve the Farnsworth House. I was very careful to respect that fact and also to create an emotional element, like the Farnsworth House itself does. I did not think of it as intimidating—it was the purpose of the competition.

Chang: For our studio, the competition was a one-month practice in preparation for another contextual project that was located near the Kimbell Art Museum in Dallas, which features the Renzo Piano Pavilion and the architecture of Tadao Ando. It was not intimidating in terms of the design—but its structural aspects were intimidating.

Isaacs: My work will never be as great as van der Rode’s, so it would be unhealthy to try to compete. This project is different—it is well aware of its place in the grander scheme of things and seeks a reverential role.

[Farnsworth House Visitor Center]

How did you try to minimize impact and create a building that complements the Farnsworth House?

Lee: I replaced a current bridge with the visitor’s center, creating an artificial landscape to connect visitors to Farnsworth. I was imagining the center as part of the journey, since the Farnsworth House focuses not only on itself but also on its surroundings.

Isaacs: The visitor’s center attempts to set up a series of dichotomies with the Farnsworth House. Farnsworth is a transparent pavilion on stilts, whereas the visitor’s center is an opaque wall built into the landscape.

Ode to Mies | Credit: Chase White, University of Texas at San Antonio

While this competition is theoretical, the Farnsworth House does need a visitor’s center. Now that you’ve completed the competition, how hard do you think it will be to design a beautiful and appropriate building for this site?

White: The best design for the site will certainly be one that gives Farnsworth the space to be experienced as it was originally.

The biggest takeaway from our project is our flood control system, which I envisioned as a large steel ring that would be raised and lowered hydraulically. Set just below the ground, this system would be unnoticeable during normal operations and would allow the Farnsworth House to remain safe from flooding. If flooding of the house continues, at some point there may be nothing left to require a visitor’s center.

Chang: Our design simply avoided the flooding dilemma by placing the visitor’s center on the northern side of the site.

Were you able to visit Farnsworth House while preparing for this competition? What did you think when you saw this building for the first time?

Lee: I visited Farnsworth one year before the competition, and the distance from the parking lot to the Farnsworth House was a journey for me. My expectations built during the long walk through nature, so I had a very emotional response upon reaching the Farnsworth House. Thus, I preserved that journey in the design, conceiving of the trip from the parking lot to the Farnsworth House and back to the visitor’s center as one experience.

Isaacs: I visited Farnsworth at the start of the competition. I had seen the house more than a million times in pictures, drawings, models, and documentaries. The reverence I have for Mies van der Rohe’s work caused me to treat walking through and around the house as almost sacred. Removing my shoes meant more than preserving the travertine tile of the interior from scuff marks—it indicated respect for a sacred boundary. I walked around as one does deep in meditation or prayer, drinking it all in.

I really appreciated the way the tour was constructed: briefing, journey, reveal, and reverie. I wanted to preserve that form, but also to make the approach down the original driveway close to what Edith would have experienced and focus the return journey on the landscape and the river.

Ashley Wilson is the Graham Gund Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


For more on the competition, visit ACSA’s website.