Saturday, June 16, 2018

Architecture College / Career Days - Fall 2018

While many high schools and community colleges host annual college fairs, these events do not usually focus on the architecture programs.  Fortunately, there are a handful of annual events that are specifically about architecture!
Held in the fall, the architecture Career Days/College Fairs are a great opportunity for you to learn more about pursuing a degree. You can interact with representatives from a variety programs and ask specific questions (see examples below); you will connect with faculty, program administrators, and possibly students and alumni. Having these conversations will help you gain a better insight and help make a decision about which program is right for you.
Below are the events slated for Fall 2018.
Boston, MA – Saturday, September 29, 2018
Boston Society of Architects – Architecture / Design College Fair

Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, October 6, 2018
Temple University – Philadelphia Architecture + Design Fair

Dallas, TX – Saturday, October 13, 2018
AIA Dallas – 2B an Architect

Chicago, IL - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Consortium for Design and Construction Careers – Chicago Architecture + Design College Day

New York, NY – Saturday, November 3, 2018
Center for Architecture – Architecture & Design College Fair

Seattle, WA – Sunday, December 30, 2018
American Institute of Architecture Students Expo 2018



Saturday, May 12, 2018

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T - An Acronym for Successful Job Searching

As it is spring, many graduate from architecture programs will begin the careers.  While many may have secured a career position prior to graduation, many may still be searching.

If you are one of them, below is is an acronym that may be of help in your search.


A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T.
Acronym for the a Successful Job Search

By applying your talents as an architecture student to the job search process, you will be able to design your own career, rather than just letting it happen.  You will want to be more creative in organizing your job search and selling yourself to prospective employers.  While not guaranteed, the following hints, spelling out the word ARCHITECT, may assist you in finding a position a little quicker.  They are:

Assessment
The first step in any search for a position involves assessing yourself.  Assess what aspect of architecture inspires you: programming, design, interior architecture, construction management, etc.; what is it that you desire to do within an architecture firm and what are you able to offer a prospective employer.  Ask yourself the question -- Why should this firm hire me?  What would your answer be?  Constantly evaluate your interests, abilities, and values and how they match those of your current or a prospective employer.

Research
Research is critical to the job search process.  What positions within an architecture firm can best utilize your skills and knowledge? What employers have such positions? Do not limit your job search to the architecture profession; the best employment opportunities for you may be with an interior design firm, a construction firm, or an engineering firm; again, be creative in your search.

Connections
Connections are crucial for a successful job search.  Regardless of the career field, over 60% of all openings are obtained through networking. As a novice job-searcher, you should be adding five to ten names to your network monthly.  Local monthly AIA meetings are one of the best places to perform your networking by talking with principals of your local architectural firms. Listen.  Learn. Talk.  Remember, every conversation is a possible job lead.  The more ears and eyes you have looking for you for the positions you want, the more likely something will materialize.

If you read any book on job searching, you will quickly learn that the most effective method to learn of employment opportunities in NETWORKING, but most people, especially students do not know what networking is?  Simply put, it is informing others around you of your intent in gaining experience and asking if they may know of any leads for you.  In a school setting, this may include classmates, professors, and staff. Another excellent idea related to networking is to approach guest lecturers or architects that may be on your juries.  Ask them if they hire students for the summer or part-time positions.  They may not always be too responsive, so politely ask for a business card for you to follow-up.

Help
Help with your search can be gained from a variety of sources. A good place to start is the Career Center; touching base with a career counselor can be a great place to begin as they can help you target your job search.   Most local AIA chapters have job boards for use by job searchers or may have a list of area firms for research.  Public libraries are another valuable resources; they have a multitude of resources that may be of some assistance.   As well, you should seek support from others, especially family and friends; talking to them can be a big boost to your job search.

Undoubtedly, most programs in architecture promote employment opportunities within the area of the program.  When seeking students to perform entry-level tasks, many firms will send a position announcement outlining the duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and contact information.
  
Interim Jobs
If you were unable to secure your ideal position after graduation, consider an interim job.  An interim job provides you with a regular income, but is only a stopgap solution; you have no intention of staying on a permanent basis. Ideally, interim jobs allow you to continue your job search, connect you with a wide variety of people for networking, and build upon your skills.

Tools
Critical to the job search process are your resume, portfolio, ability to write cover letters and to interview; they are very important tools to communicate your "self" to potential employers. Are your tools in top form?  If not, practice your interviewing skills, rework your resume or have someone critique your portfolio.

As with any discipline, having a resume is essential when conducting a job search.  Just as critical is a well crafted cover letter. While it is not the intent of this article to duplicate the rigors of resume writing or other aspects of the job search, what can be shared are insights to these necessary tools.  For the resume, keep is simple and straightforward providing information from your background and experiences that demonstrate your abilities.  Do not be afraid to include skills learned from studio or other classroom projects under a section entitled - course projects.  If you have not worked formally in an architectural office, you can still promote your drafting, modeling-building, and design skills learned in studio.

Another idea for the resume is the inclusion of graphics!  With the ease of scanning drawings and graphic publishing softwares, placing an image on your resume can be powerful; however, exercise caution as the image may make reading the resume more difficult. Rather than including graphics on your resume, you could create a one-page portfolio.

For most, cover letters are an afterthought, when in reality, cover letters serve as the introduction to you as the prospective employee.  Most cover letters are typically three paragraphs: 1) introduces yourself and explains the purpose of the letter; 2) sells your skill set and makes the match for the employer; and 3) provides the terms of follow-up.  Regardless of the letter, be sure to address the letter to an individual, not a "Dear Sir/Madam."  If you do not know the name of the individual, take the time to contact the firm and ask.  Be persistent if the firm is reluctant to provide this information.

Finally, remember, the purpose of the resume/cover letter is to get an interview!

Just as important as the resume and perhaps more important is your portfolio.  As architecture is a visual based discipline, the portfolio provides a direct link for the employer to your skills as an architect.  For this reason, you will want to provide images that demonstrate all of your architectural skills - drafting, model-building, drawing, design, etc.  As well, you want to provide some drawings from projects from beginning to end.  In other words, do not only include finished ink on mylar drawings.  These will allow the employer to see your thought process as it relates to a design problem.

The key to a successful interview is preparation and practice. Prepare by reviewing possible questions that may be asked of you and researching the firm.  In addition, develop answers to questions by demonstrating how you are able to address a firm's needs and how you stand out from other candidates.

Experience
At this point in your career, you may feel as if you have little experience.  This may be true, but recognize that, in many cases, employers are hiring your potential.  If you do not have the experience needed, consider trying one of the following to obtain it: 1) part-time work, 2) volunteer work, 3) informal experiences, 4) temporary work.

Commitment
Searching for a job is a full-time job which means 9 to 5.  As a former architecture student, I recognize that you are too busy with various commitments, but devote every possible minute to your job search; doing so will payoff.  In fact, if you have not already done so, start your search now!  Do not wait until next week or next month.

Transition
Realize that you are going through a major life transition, that of entering the profession of architecture. In addition to your new job, recognize that all aspects of your life will be affected. Summer vacations are a luxury of the past.  Finally, there are financial adjustments as you begin to receive an annual salary and have new expenses.

It may be a tough job market, therefore, be assertive, learn the job search process, and do not be afraid of rejection.  Searching for a job is a skill you will be using throughout your life.

A FINAL THOUGHT!

The answer, in a nutshell, is:
    Thru your research
    and then thru your contacts.

    -  Richard N. Bolles

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Summer Opportunities - More

As the spring semester begins, many architecture students will begin their search for summer positions.  

While attending Career Fairs is a great start, you may wish to consider applying to one of the many firms that offer a scholarship that typically includes a summer position.

Those listed are just the tip of what is available; to search for more, search the internet, check with local AIA chapters or connect with faculty.  If you learn of others, do share with me.

Best in your search!























ZGF Architects
Deadline: February 1, 2018
https://www.zgf.com/scholarship/

MOA Architecture
Deadline: January 31, 2018
http://moaarch.com/we-are-moa/scholarship-internship/

Gensler
https://www.gensler.com/internships?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=Summer%20Internships

HOK
http://www.hok.com/about/careers/internships

Eskew Dumez Ripple
http://www.eskewdumezripple.com/opportunities/internship-program

Harriman
http://harriman.com/careers/

Perkins + Will
http://perkinswill.com/pages/interns.html

HKS Inc.
http://www.hksinc.com/hkscareersdraft/careers-students/

Kirksey Architecture
Deadline: February 16, 2018
http://www.kirksey.com/firm/careers/summer-intern-program

Hanbury
Deadline: March 1, 2018
http://www.hewv.com/practice/summer-scholar-program/

SOM
Deadline: Varies
http://www.som.com/about/careers

Sasaki
Deadline: February 9, 2018
http://www.sasaki.com/about-us/Internships/

Smith Group
http://www.smithgroupjjr.com/internships



Dream Careers - Barcelona, SPAIN
https://www.summerinternships.com/internships/architecture

Dr. Architecture
lwaldrep@gmail.com


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Summer Opportunities - National Park Service

If not already, many architecture students have already begun searching for their summer opportunity -- employment, study abroad, etc.  However, if you have not started, there is still time, but for some the deadline is approaching. 

Below are opportunities not in a firm, but rather provide an unique chance to document historic structures through programs of the National Park Service.
Summer Opportunities:

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer. The Fellow will conduct research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site, and will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection. The Fellow's research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, DC, office. Recipients are also required to upload a minimum of 50 images to SAH's SAHARA image database.

The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, we're counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Program is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation's history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.

https://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/summer.htm
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is the nation's first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America's architectural heritage. Creation of the program was motivated primarily by the perceived need to mitigate the negative effects upon our history and culture of rapidly vanishing architectural resources.

Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Architects measure buildings, landscapes, industrial structures, sites, and objects, including floating vessels, and produce existing-conditions drawings in Computer-aided Design (CAD), including drawings that interpret and explain industrial processes and engineering works. The position requires hand sketching and hand measuring in the field and the production of detailed, as-built, measured drawings of historic sites and structures in AutoCAD.

Dr. Architecture

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Money - Scholarships and Awards

One of the biggest challenges on becoming an architect is MONEY!  But do know that there are many scholarships available to you as a high school student, current architecture student, or even recent graduate.

Below are just a handful.  Truly, the best search is AIA Scholarship to learn if a local chapter of the AIA provides scholarships or Scholarship for Architecture Students.


Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Maybe you chose architecture because you want to design a better world. Or you can’t imagine doing anything else. One thing’s for certain: You love this work. And we’d love to help fund your college experience with a multiyear scholarship, up to $20,000.
 
The Diversity Advancement Scholarship was created to help more minority students pursue a successful career in architecture. Multiple scholarships are available.

$20,000 scholarship
The Scholarship is looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:
  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
 program; or,
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program
NAAB-accredited degree programs may be a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree, or a four-year pre-professional bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree. Scholarships may be renewed for up to 5 years (up to a $20,000 total award—multiple scholarships are available).

Application process
Apply online starting October 25, 2017. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2018, 11:59pm Eastern.
  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete an online application by January 17, 2018.
  3. Upload all application materials including:
    • resume
    • personal essay
    • two letters of recommendation
    • two examples of your creative work
    • estimated college expenses (requires FAFSA)
American Institute of Architects 

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) - thanks to AIAS for collecting many of the scholarships available to architecture students in a single location; the list includes both national and regional scholarships as well as fellowships.

AIA Chapters -- One of the best sources of scholarships/monies is an AIA Chapter.  Clicking AIA Chapters will allow you to search for the chapter near you.  But note that sometimes a scholarship is for an individual in the locale of the chapter.  For example, the AIA West Virginia provides a scholarship even though there are no architecture programs in West Virginia.

Below are just a few -- there are a lot more if you search.

AIA West Virginia
AIA Minnesota Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship
AIA Houston
AIA Georgia
etc.

Architecture Programs -- Also, if you are currently a student in an architecture program, be sure to inquire about scholarships for students.  For some, you may need to apply; for others, you may be considered by virtue of being a student.

Of course, if you are applying to an architecture program, inquire about scholarships and awards for incoming students.  At the graduate level, this may also include teaching assistantships.

There are monies available but you must reach out and search and ask.

Best in your search!

Dr. Architecture



Monday, November 13, 2017

Summer Programs in Architecture - Summer 2018

SUMMER PROGRAMS IN ARCHITECTURE - SUMMER 2018

Below is a listing of summer architecture programs throughout the country (some are abroad).  Also, there are a few programs that are either throughout the year or during the spring.

Efforts have been made to obtain the most up-to-date information from the program; if no dates are listed, they have not been announced yet.  You are encouraged to contact the program.

Below is a list of programs and opportunities released by AIA.

AIA K-12 Intiatives

Submitting Summer Program Information:
If the summer program of your institution is not listed or incorrect, please provide the following details.

Sponsor/Institution – Location (City, State) – Program Name
Website of Program (URL)
Dates  (Length of Program) – Target Audience

Please provide the details above to lwaldrep@gmail.com

NORTHEAST
ACE Mentor Program – Allentown, PA – Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls
July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

AIA DC - Washington, DC - DACkids Summer Camp
https://www.aiadc.com/DACKidsSummerCamp2018
August 13 - 17, 2018 (1 week) - Grades 3 - 7

Barnard College – New York, NY – Summer in the City
June 24 – July 20, 2018 (4 weeks)

Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA – Summer Academy+
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School

Boston Leadership Institute – Boston, MA – Architecture
July 16 – 20, 2018 (1 week) – 8th – 12th grades

*Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA – Family / Student Design Days
Program Dates throughout Year (1st – 8th grades)

*Boston Society of Architects – Boston, MA – KidsBuild
April 7 – 8, 2018 (Weekend) – Ages 5-13

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA – 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 – Architecture Camps
June 11 – 15, June 18 – 22, July 9 – 13, July 23 – 27, July 30 – August 3, August 6 - 10 (Ages 8-10)
June 18 – 22, July 23 – 27, July 30 – August 3, August 6 - 10 (Ages 11-13)
June 25 – 29 (High School)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC – Experiences in Architecture
July 9 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

*Center for Architecture - New York, NY – Architecture Camps
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 – Summer Architecture Career Lab+
July 5 – August 2, 2017 (4 weeks)

Columbia University - New York, NY - Introduction to Architecture      
July 5 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School

Cooper Union – New York, NY – Summer Program in Architecture
July 9 – August 10, 2018 (5 weeks) – High School

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY – Introduction to Architecture
June 23 – August 4, 2018 (6 weeks)

*AIA DC – Washington, DC - DACkids Summer Camp
August 13 – 17, 2018 (1 week) Grades 2-6

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA - Discovering Architecture
July 8 – 21, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA – High School Residency
June 23 – 30; July 21 – 28, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Global Solutions Lab - Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA
June 17–25, 2018 (1 week) – High School/College/Adult

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

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Bronx, NY
May 17 - 21, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Oxon Hill, MD
July 23 - 27, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies – New York, NY -
Early June to early August

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art – New York, NY – Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
June 18 – July 14, 2018

Kean University – Michael Graves College – Design Camp
July 9 – August 2, 2018

Maryland Institute College of Art – Summer PreCollege
June 23 – July 7 (2 weeks), July 7 – 28 (3 weeks), June 23 – July 28, 2018 (5 weeks)

Maryland, University of - College Park, MD – Exploring Architecture
July 8 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks)

Marywood University – Scanton, PA – Design Your Future: PreCollege Summer Workshop
July 16 – 23, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Massachusetts Amherst, University of – Amherst, MA Summer Design Academy
July 8 – 28, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Boston, MA – Urban Frames+
Contact Programs for Dates

National Building Museum - Washington, DC – Summer Camp Programs for Rising 2nd – 7th graders
July 9 - 13, July 16 – 20, July 23 – 27,
July 30 – August 3, August 6 – 10, August 13 – 17 (1 Week) Rising 2nd – 7th grade

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ – Summer Architecture + Design
July 8 – 13; July 15 – 20, 2018 (1 week) – High School

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY – Exploring Architecture in Manhattan
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks)

*Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY – 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 Univ. - State College, PA – Architecture & Landscape Architecture Summer Camp
July 15-19, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Pennsylvania, University of – Philadelphia, PA – Architecture: Summer at Penn
July 1 – 28, 2018 Residential (4 weeks); July 2 – 27, 2018 Day (4 weeks)

Philadelphia NOMA Chapter – Philadelphia, PA – Project Pipeline+
Contact Programs for Dates

*Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH – Exeter Summer
July 1 – August 3, 2018 (5 weeks) – High School

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY – Pre-College Spring / Summer Program
February 24 – May 5, 2018 (Saturdays – 10 weeks)
July 2 – 27, 2018 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY - Architecture Career Discovery Program+
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RIPre-College: Architecture
June 23 – August 4, 2018 (6 weeks)

Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI – Summer Academy: Experience Architecture
July 9 – August 4, 2018 (4 weeks)

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY – Summer College
July 2 – 27, 2018 (High School) (4 weeks)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA – Architecture Institute
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA – summerFAB
July 9 – August 3, 2017 (High School) (4 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT – EXPLO 360
June 24 – July 14; July 15 – August 4, 2018 (3 weeks)

SOUTHEAST
*AIA Atlanta – Atlanta, GA - Designers of Tomorrow Fair
Contact Programs for Dates

*AIA Miami – Miami, FL – Architects in the Making+
July 9 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – Grades 3rd – 9th

Auburn University – Auburn, AL (Architecture Camp/Design Workshop) and Birmingham, AL (Design)
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 – Designing the Built Environment
June 3 – 9; July 8 - 14, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL – Architecture Summer Program
June 18 - 29; July 9 – 10, 2018 (2 weeks)

Florida, University of - Gainesville, FL – Summer Design Exploration
June 17 – July 6, 2018 (High School) (3 weeks)

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA – Pre-College Summer Program
June 17 – 29, July 8 – 20, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Lake City, SC
April 18, 2018 Grades 7-12

Kennesaw State University – Marietta, GA – Summer Design Workshop++
July 16 – 27, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA – Architecture Camp
June 10 – 15, 2017 (1 week)

Louisiana at Lafayette, University of – Lafayette, LA – Summer Design Discovery+
June 25 – 30, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Memphis, University of – Memphis, TN – Discovering Architecture + Design Days
September 30, 2017 (1 day)

Miami, University of - Miami, FL – Summer Scholars Program
July 7 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS – Design Discovery
June 8 – 15, 2018 (1 week)

North Carolina at Charlotte, University of - Charlotte, NC – Architecture Summer Program
June 10 - June 16, 2018 (1 week)

*North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC – Summer Studios
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 – Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, GA – Rising Star
June 17 – July 20; July 24 – 27, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, GA - SCAD Summer Seminars
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)

Tennessee, University of - Knoxville, TN – Design Matters Camp
July 10 – 15, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA – Career Explorations in Architecture
July 8 – 28, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL – PACT
June 17 – 30, 2018 (1 week) – High School

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA – Inside Architecture + Design
June 24 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – High School

EAST CENTRAL
*Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI – Renaissance Kids 2018+
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 – DesignWorks Summer Academy    
July 8 – 20, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

*Center for Architecture and Design – Columbus, OH – Camp Architecture
June 4 – 8, June 11 – 15, June 18 – 22, 2018 (Grade 3-8) (1 week)
June 11 – 22, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

Cincinnati, University of – Cincinnati, OH – DAAP Camp Summer Experiences+
July 8 – 12, 2018 (1 week) (High School)

*Chicago Architecture Foundation – Chicago, IL – Architecture Camp
Summer Camps will not be offered in 2018, due to CAF's move, but will return in Fall 2018
*Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Create Camps++
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

Detroit Mercy, University of – Detroit, MI – Architecture Design Camp
arch.udmercy.edu/camp              
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – High School

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Detroit, MI
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Cleveland, OH
June 11 – 15, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Detroit, MI
Each Saturday of February, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Evansville, IN
July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12


*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Cleveland, OH

June 11 – 15, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Toledo, OH
July 9 – 14, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Indianapolis Art Center – Indianapolis, IN – Spring Break Art Camp
March 19-23, March 26-30

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI – Summer Camp
June 25 – 29; July 9 - 13; July 17 – 21, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

Miami University - Oxford, OH – Summer Scholars Program
July 1 – 13, July 15 – 27, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Michigan, University of - Ann Arbor, MI – ArcStart
July 9 – July 30, 2018 (3 weeks) – High School

Notre Dame, University of – Notre Dame, IN – Career Discovery
June 17 – 29, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

WEST CENTRAL
*Center for Architecture and Design – Kansas City, MO – KC Design Week
Contact Programs for Dates (Middle School)

Frank Lloyd Trust – Oak Park, IL – Design Camps+
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 – Chicago, IL
August 6 – 10, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Kansas City, MO
April 26, 2018 Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Madison, WI
July 9 – 14, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Milwaukee, WI
April 28, 2018 Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – St. Louis, MO
July 30 – August 3, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL – Experiment in Architecture / IntroARCH
June 17 – 30; July 8 – 21, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)
July 30 - August 13, 2018 (College) (2 weeks)

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

Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of - Champaign, IL – Discover Architecture    
June 17 – 30; July 8 – 21, 2018 (2 weeks)

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

Judson University - Elgin, IL – Architecture Discovery Workshop
July 8 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

Missouri at Kansas City, University – Kansas City, MO – Design Discovery
June 4 – 6, 2018

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of - Lincoln, NE – Career Explorations
June 17 - 22, 2018 (High School) (1 week)

*Oak Park Education Foundation – Oak Park, IL – Base Camp
June 11 – July 6, 2018 (1 week) (1st – 8th grades)

Oklahoma, University of – Norman, OK – Architecture Summer Academy
Contact Programs for Dates (1 week) – High School

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK – Discover Architecture
June 11 – 16, 2018 (1 week)

Project Pipeline – Chicago, IL
Contact Programs for Dates

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL – Summer Institute Residency Program
June 19 – 30, 2018 (High School) (2 weeks)

*Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL – Architecture Camp
June 18 – 22, 2018 (Grades 4-6); July 8 – 13, 2018 (Grades 7-9); July 15 – 20, 2018 (Grades 9-12)

Taliesin – Spring Green, WI – Summer Immersion Program
January 9 – March 3 (Taliesin West); June 18 – August 10, 2018 (8 weeks)

*Taliesin – Spring Green, WI – Architecture Camp
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 – Architecture Discovery Program   
July 8 – July 21, 2018 (2 weeks)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Univ. of - Milwaukee, WI - Architecture Summer Camp
July 29 – August 4, 2018 (1 week)

Weisman Art Museum – Minneapolis, MN – Teen Architecture Workshop
July 30 – August 3, 2018 (1 week)

SOUTHWEST
*Arkansas, University of – Fayetteville, AR - Design Camp
June 11 – 15, June 18 – 22, June 25 – 29 (1 week) – High School
at the Delta (grades 3-12)

Houston, University of - Houston, TX – Wonderworks: By Design - Architecture
June 11 – July 13, 2018 (5 weeks) – High School

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX  - Architecture Enrichment Concepts
Contact Programs for Dates

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX - Camp ARCH
July 28 – August 3, 2018 (1 week) – Rising 9th – 12th graders

Texas at Austin, University of - Austin, TX – Summer Academy
Not offered in Summer 2018; check back for Summer 2019

Texas at San Antonio, University of – San Antonio, TX – Summer Academy in Architecture+
June 4 – 15, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

WEST
AIA East Bay – San Francisco, CA – Youth Architecture Camp
June 19 – 23, 2018 (1 week) – Grades 6-8

*Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA – Summer Camp
Contact Programs for Dates

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – Summer Design Institute
June 11 – 20; July 9 – 27, 2018 (3 weeks)

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

Arcosanti – Mayer, AZ - Workshops
Contact Arcosanti for Dates (2 and 5 weeks)

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

*Arizona, University of – Tucson, AZ – 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

*Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA – Architecture: Inside Out+
February 25 – April 15; June 24 – August 12, 2018 (rising 4th – 8th grade)
February 25 – April 15; June 24 – August 12, 2018 (High School)

California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp
http://cavad.calbaptist.edu/summer17                   
June 25 – 29, 2018 (1 week) – High School
  
California at Berkeley, University of - Berkeley, CA – Summer Institute in Environmental Design
July 2 - August 10, 2018 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
July 2 – 27, 2018 (4 weeks) – High School
June 2 – August 3, 2018 (5 weeks) - College

California at Los Angeles, Univ of - Los Angeles, CA – Jumpstart Summer Institute / TeenArch Studio
July 9 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) – Post High School
July 8 – 20, July 8 – 27, 2018 (2/3 weeks) – High School

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

California College of The Arts - San Francisco, CA – Making Architecture+
July 9 – August 3, 2018

California Poly State Univ. – SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA – Summer Career Workshop
June 24 - July 20, 2018 (4 weeks)


Celsius and Beyond – San Francisco, CA – Science Summer Camp

June 18 – 22, July 16 - 20 (3rd-4th graders), June 25 – 29 (4th-6th), July 9 – 13 (2nd-3rd), July 23 – 27 (6th-9th) July 30 – August 3 (5th-6th), August 6 – 10 (2nd-4th) August 13 – 17 (3rd-5th), August 20 – 24 (3rd-5th)

*Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Scottsdale, AZ – Summer Art and Architecture Camp+ pending
July 16 – 20 (Grades 2nd – 4th), June 25 – 29, July 30 – August 3, 2018 (Grades 7th – 12th)

*Girls Garage – Berkeley, CA – 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 – Tempe, AZ
August 6 – 10, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – San Francisco, CA
April 23 - 27, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Portland, OR
June 11 – 15, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

Idaho, University of – Moscow, ID – Summer Design Week
July 11 – 14, 2018 (1 week)

Institute for Educational Advancement – Los Angeles, CA – 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 – La Jolla, CA – Young Architects Summer Camps+
July 23 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks) – High School

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Newschool of Architecture and Design - San Diego, CA – High School Design Experience
http://newschoolarch.edu/academics/summer-courses/                        
Contact Programs for Dates

Oregon, University of - Eugene, OR – Summer Architecture Academy
The Academy will be on hold in Summer 2018; we look forward to the Academy in 2019

Oregon, University of – Portland, OR – Design Camp
Contact Programs for Dates

Portland State University – Portland, OR – Summer Immersion Program
July 23 – August 17, 2018 (4 weeks)

SFNOMA - 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)

SoCal NOMA Chapter – Los Angeles, CA – Project Pipeline
July 14, 21, 28, 2018

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
July 19 – August 3, 2018 (4 weeks) (College) – Making and Meaning
June 18 – July 14, 2018 (4 weeks) (High School) – Design Immersion Days

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

Washington, University of - Seattle, WA – Introduction to Architecture
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
June 25 – July 27, 2018 (5 weeks) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday only (11th – 12 grade)
June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks) – Monday-Friday only (4th – 8th grade)

INTERNATIONAL
Architectural Association – London, ENGLAND – Summer School
July 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - Studio First
May 23 – June 27, 2018 (5 weeks)

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – Imagine Architecture
July 9 – 13, 2018 (1 week)

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, ITALY
July 7-28, 2018 (3 weeks)

Arava Institute – Global Sustainability Fellows Program – Eilat, ISRAEL
June 16 – July 7, 2018

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Maralal, Kenya, Africa
May 30 – June 8, 2018 Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Toronto, ONT Canada
July 16 – 20, 2018 (1 week) Grades 7-12

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Vancouver, BC Canada
September 22, 2018 Grades 7-12

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

Les Tapies Arts and Architecture Summer Program – FRANCE
June 25 – July 16 (3 weeks), July 20 – August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, ENGLAND
Workshops: Contact RIBA for more details!
 
UCD Architecture: International Summer School – Dublin, IRELAND
June 11 – 29, 2018 (3 weeks)
http://www.ucd.ie/apep/study/internationalprogrammes/summerschool/