Saturday, February 6, 2016

Becoming an Architect - Undergraduate in another Discipline

I was recently doing some research online about studying architecture and came across your blog. I can't seem to find a straight answer to my question which is: can you become an architect with a bachelor's degree in something that has nothing to do with architecture, and if so how? I would imagine that one could study anything during undergraduate years, and then apply for a master's architecture program. Is this correct? Also, what type of course work should someone enrolled in a master's architecture program expect?
Thank you very much in advance!

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My expertise is in the process of becoming an architect in the U.S.; as such, my comments/answers are from that perspective.

To become an architect for more jurisdictions in the U.S., one needs to have 1) education, 2) experience, and 3) examination.

To meet the education standard, one must possess an accredited degree in architecture - a BArch, MArch, or DArch.  For the Master of Architecture, one can pursue what is typically a 3-4 year graduate degree following an undergraduate degree in most any discipline.

So, what you state below - I would imagine that one could study anything during undergraduate years, and then apply for a master's architecture program. Is this correct? - is correct.

As for what to pursue as an undergraduate, it will vary depending on the individual.  It is common that the degree would be related to design and architecture - civil engineering, fine arts, landscape architecture, etc.  But it could be completely unrelated - English, finance, etc.

Ultimately, I would suggest you and others pursue an undergraduate in which you will enjoy and do well academically to allow for graduate admission.  As well, most graduate programs require a portfolio for admission -- thus, take courses in fine art and design that will allow you to produce materials for a portfolio.

Best. Dr. Architecture

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Careers in Architecture

Careers in Architecture

Last April, I had the opportunity to be a part of the ACSA Creative Futures: Architecture Student Webinar Series.  Specifically, I presented on the topic of Careers in Architecture.

All totaled, the presentation is 30 minutes in length and covers both traditional careers in architecture and beyond.

ACSA Student Resources
http://www.acsa-arch.org/resources/student-resources

Careers in Architecture Presentation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMe6ov3uElE&feature=youtu.be

If you want the slides of the presentation, access my page on ISSUU.com

Dr. Architecture
https://issuu.com/drarchitecture



Friday, January 29, 2016

ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS - SUMMER 2016

ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS - SUMMER 2016

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NORTHEAST
Barnard College – New York, NY
June 26 – July 23, 2016 (4 weeks)

Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA
July 2016 - Contact School for Dates

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
June 25 - August 6, 2016 (6 weeks)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
July 11 – 29, 2015 (3 weeks)

Center for Architecture - New York, NY
http://www.cfafoundation.org/summer
June 20 – August 26, 2016 (week long Architecture Camps Grades 3-12)

City College of New York – New York, NY
June 27 – July 29, 2016 (4 weeks)

Columbia University - New York, NY                          
July 6 – August 5, 2016 (5 weeks)

Cooper Union – New York, NY
July 5 - 29, 2015

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
June 20 – August 1, 2016 (6 weeks)

Design Science Lab - Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA
June 19–27, 2016 (1 week)

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
July 10 – 23, 2016 (2 weeks)

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/careerdiscovery/                                      
June 13 – July 22, 2016 (6 weeks)

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA
July 9 – 16; July 24 – 30, 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art
June 25 – July 23, 2016 (4 weeks)

Maryland, University of - College Park, MD
July 10 – 29, 2016 (3 weeks)

Marywood University – Scanton, PA
July 18 – 29, 2016 (2 weeks)

Massachusetts Amherst, University of – Amherst, MA
July 10 – 30, 2016 (3 weeks)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
Contact School of Dates

National Building Museum - Washington, DC
July 5 – 8; July 11 – 22; August 1 – 12, 2016

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ
http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php       
July 10 – 15, July 17 – 22, 2016 (1 week)

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY
July 6 – 28, 2016 (4 weeks)

Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY
June 27 – July 29, 2016 (5 weeks), July 11 – 29, 2016 (3 weeks), August 8 – 19, 2016 (2 weeks)

Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
http://www.outreach.psu.edu/architecture-camps/

July 10 – 14, 2016

Pennsylvania, University of – Philadelphia, PA
jkcp.com/architecture
July 3 – 30, 2016 Residential (4 weeks); July 4 – 29, 2016 Day (4 weeks)

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
July 5 – 29, 2016 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
July 10 – 22, 2016 (2 weeks)

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
June 25 – August 6, 2016

Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI
July 3 – 30, 2016 (4 weeks)

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
July 3 – 30, 2016 (6 weeks)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
July 11 – 22, 2016 (2 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT
June 26 – July 16, 2016; July 17 – August 6, 2016 (3 weeks)

SOUTHEAST
AIA Memphis/University of Memphis - Memphis, TN
http://www.memphis.edu/architecture/communityengagement/summerprogram.php.
Contact School for Dates

Auburn University - Auburn, AL
June 19 – 24; July 10 - 15, 2016 (1 week)

Clemson University - Clemson, SC
June 12 – 18 (1 week), June 26 – July 2, 2016 (2 weeks)

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
June 13-24; July 11-22; July 25 – August 2, 2016 (2 weeks)

Florida, University of - Gainesville, FL
June 19 – July 8, 2016 (3 weeks)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
http://www.coa.gatech.edu/precollege                        
June 20 – July 1, 2016 (2 weeks)

Kennesaw State University
July 12 – 28, 2016 (3 weeks)

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
June 12 – 17, 2015 (1 week)

Miami, University of - Miami, FL
July 5 – 25, 2016 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS
June 10 – 17, 2016 (1 week)

North Carolina at Charlotte, University of - Charlotte, NC
June 12 - June 17, 2016 (1 week)

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
June 27 – July 1; July 11 –15, 2016; (day)
June 12 – 18; July 24 – 30, 2016 (overnight) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta and Savannah, GA
June 20 – July 22, 2016 (5 weeks)

Tennessee, University of - Knoxville, TN
July 10 – 15, 2016 (1 week)
Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL
Contact School for Dates

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA
June 26 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

EAST CENTRAL
Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI
http://andrews.edu/go/renaissancekids
June 11 – 22 (2 weeks) June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1; July 4 - 8; July 6 – 17, 2016 (1 week)

Ball State University - Muncie, IN                 
July 10 – 22, 2016 (2 weeks)

Cincinnati, University of – Cincinnati, OH
June 6 – 10, 2016 (Day); June 19 – 25, 2016 (Residential)

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI
July 18 – 29, 2016 (2 weeks)

Detroit Mercy, University of – Detroit, MI
arch.udmercy.edu/camp                    
June 20 – 24, 2016 (1 week)

Drury University – Springfield, MO
June 6 – 17, 2016

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI
June 20 – 24, 2016 (1 week); July 11 - 15, 2016 (1 week); July 18 – 29, 2016 (2 weeks)

Miami University - Oxford, OH
miamioh.edu/summerscholars
July 3 – 15, 2016 (2 weeks)

Michigan, University of - Ann Arbor, MI
July 11 – August 1, 2016 (3 weeks)
Notre Dame, University of – Notre Dame, IN
June 12 – 24, 2016 (2 weeks)

WEST CENTRAL
Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL                                    
July 4 – 15, 2016 (Commuter); July 17 – 30, 2016 (Residential) (2 weeks)
August 1 – 15, 2016

Illinois at Chicago, University of - Chicago, IL
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch (college students/working professionals)
July 5 – 29, 2016 (4 weeks)
http://arch.uic.edu/HiArch (high school students)
July 11 – 15, 2016 (1 week)

Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of - Champaign, IL
June 19 – July 2; July 10 – 23, 2016 (2 weeks)

Iowa State University – Ames, IA
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping                        
June 22 – July 2, 2016 (1 week)

Judson University - Elgin, IL
July 10 – 15, 2016 (1 week)

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of - Lincoln, NE
June 5 - June 11, 2016 (1 week)

Oklahoma, University of – Norman, OK
Check School for Dates

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
June 13 – 18, 2016 (1 week)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
June 13 – 24, June 27 – July 8, 2016 (2 weeks)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
Contact School for Dates

Taliesin – Summer Immersion Program – Spring Green, WI
http://taliesin.edu/sip/                                          
May 31 – July 29, 2016 (8 weeks)

Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO              
July 10 – July 23, 2016 (2 weeks)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Univ. of - Milwaukee, WI
July 31 - August 6, 2016 (1 week)

Weisman Art Museum - Minneapolis, MN
August 1 – 5, 2016 (1 week)

SOUTHWEST
Arkansas, University of – Fayetteville, AR
June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

Houston, University of - Houston, TX
June 13 – July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX
Contact School for Dates

Rice University – Houston, TX
Program has been suspended for Summer 2016; check back for 2017.

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
July 3 – 9, 2016 (1 week)

Texas at Austin, University of - Austin, TX
June 13 – July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)

Texas at San Antonio, University of – San Antonio, TX
June 6 – 17, 2016 (2 weeks)

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
July 10 – 29, 2016 (3 weeks)

WEST
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Contact AF for Dates

Architecture + Design Museum – Los Angeles, CA
Contact A + D Museum for dates of workshops

Arcosanti – Mayer, AZ
Contact Arcosanti for Dates

Arizona State University – Phoenix, AZ
June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

Arizona, University of – Tucson, AZ
June 6 – 10 (6th-8th); June 13 – 17 (9th-12th);
June 20 – 24 (6th-8th); June 27 – July 1 (9th-12th) (1 week)


California Baptist University – Riverside, CA
June 20 – 24, 2016
  
California at Berkeley, University of - Berkeley, CA
July 5 - August 12, 2016 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
July 5 – 29, 2016 (4 weeks) – High School
June 5 – August 5, 2016 (5 weeks) - College

California at Los Angeles, University of - Los Angeles, CA
July 5 – July 19, 2016 (4 weeks)

California College of The Arts - San Francisco, CA
cca.edu/precollege                    
June 27 – July 22, 2016 (4 weeks)

California Poly State Univ. – SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
June 19 - July 15, 2016 (4 weeks)

Idaho, University of – Moscow, ID
http://www.uidaho.edu/caa/design-week
June 19 – 25, 2016 (1 week)

La Jolla Historical Society Young Architects Summer Camp – La Jolla, CA
Contact for Dates

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Newschool of Architecture and Design - San Diego, CA
June 22 - July 2, 2015 (2 weeks); July 6 – 17, 2015 (2 weeks)

Oregon, University of - Eugene, OR
July 11 – August 5, 2016 (4 weeks)

Oregon, University of – Portland, OR
Contact the School for Dates

Project H Design / Camp H for Girls – Berkeley, CA
April 7 – May 26, 2016 (Thursdays)

Project Pipeline NOMA Chapters – Various Cities

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
Contact School for dates (college students)
June 20 – July 18, 2016 (4 weeks) (high school students)

Southern California, University of - Los Angeles, CA
June 19 – July 16, 2016 (4 weeks); June 19 – July 3, 2016 (2 weeks)

Taliesin Preservation – Spring Green, WI
June 6 – 10, June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24, June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

Washington, University of - Seattle, WA
June 20 – August 19, 2016 (9 weeks)
Contact School for dates


INTERNATIONAL
Architectural Association – London, ENGLAND
http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerschool
July 4 – 22, 2016 (3 weeks)

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, ITALY
July 2-23, 2016 (3 weeks)

International Summer School – Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Contact for dates!

The Tasis Summer Program - France
June 25 – July 16, 2016 (4 weeks)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, England
February to April 2016