Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Selecting a Program

Thank you so much for your very helpful response! I have been poking around those websites and have been learning a lot. I reached out to UC Berkely to learn more about their program so I am sure it will help clarify some questions in general. 

Just one quick question I'd like your opinion on: Would you recommend focusing on programs through universities or art schools? 

Thanks so much!
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Becoming an Architect, Chapter 2 - Education talks about criteria to consider when selecting a program -- they include the following:

INSTITUTION
Type of School (as you mention)
Locale
Institution Size
Public vs. Private
Cost
Financial Aid

PROGRAM
Degree
Academic Structure
Approach
Reputation/Tradition
Accreditation
Enrollment
Academic Resources
Special Programs
Faculty
Students
Career Programs
Postgraduate Plans

Thus, do not focus on a single criteria but find the best program for you.

Dr. Architecture

Friday, July 7, 2017

Marketing to Architecture - How to Prepare

I obtained your email from the ARCHCareers Blog. I am currently in the beginning of the research phase for pursuing a Master in Architecture. Like many of the people who wrote on the post, I have a bachelors degree in an unrelated subject (marketing) and would love some insights on what I can do to prepare to apply to programs. 

I have admired the architecture field from a young age--come from a line of developers/designers. I believe I have an innate ability when it comes to architecture and design, but I have never formally explored it. 

Before I further pursue the direction of a career, I'd like to become more knowledgeable. Do you have any recommendations on classes I should take or books I should read that would help prepare me and build my portfolio? I live in San Francisco and have easy access to the city college.

I am looking forward to hearing back to you and discussing further!

Thank you!
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Thanks for contacting me with questions on becoming an architect.  First, I would suggest you continue following my blog and obtain the book, Becoming an Architect.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design - 3rd Edition

First, do know that you can apply directly to a Master of Architecture degree program with your undergraduate degree even though it is in an unrelated field.  Typically, these degree will be from 3-4 years.  The two best websites to research potential programs are the following: 

StudyArchitecture.com

NAAB

Next, to best prepare for applying to these programs is to visit 1-2 of them even if they are ones you do not wish to attend.  The programs will provide you insight on the curriculum and the application process.  For example, you MAY need to take calculus or physics as part of the prerequisites.  As well, you will learn what needs to be in your portfolio -- creative work.  You may consider attending an ART course to develop material for your portfolio or a summer program --

Many are for high school students but some are for YOU.

 
As a general connection to architecture, you may wish to simply follow some architecture blogs, etc.


If possible, try to connect with an architect in your region; contact the AIA SF chapter for possible referrals.

As always, I would welcome to continue the conversation on your journey.  Let me know if you have more questions.

Best.

Dr. Architecture

Monday, June 19, 2017

Industrial Design to Architecture

Hi I am studying industrial design. 

Is it possible for me to take the master degree in architecture? If yes, after taking the master degree in architecture do i become an official architect? Am i going to be able do to everything that an architect can? 

Please inform me, thank you!
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Please note that my expertise is in becoming an architect in the U.S.

With your degree in industrial design, you may certainly pursue the NAAB accredited professional Master of Architecture (3-4 years) at any number of U.S. institutions that offer it.  

With the Master of Architecture, you will have completed the education portion of becoming an architect.  You would still need to complete APX - experience and pass the ARE - examination to become an architect per the state / jurisdiction requirements.

I suggest you pursue the following websites for more details on the process of becoming an architect.

StudyArchitecture.com

NAAB

NCARB

Dr. Architecture

Saturday, June 17, 2017

French and English to Architecture

I hope that all is well by you!  I am hoping to pursue a Master of Architecture, though I have little academic experience in the field.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in French and English from Amherst College and a few years of experience in communications, one of which was spearheading the marketing department of a small residential design firm in San Francisco.  
 
I am wondering, are there any reputable programs you could recommend that are receptive to students pivoting from another kind of career?  I, unfortunately, do not have many college-level math or art classes to my name, though I am happy to enroll in a few this fall if need be. I am most interested in sustainable design and institutional projects.

Any advice you have is much appreciated!
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Thanks for reaching out to me.  First, I will suggest you obtain a copy of Becoming an Architect as it will answer this question and others as you become an architect.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design - 3rd Edition
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118612132.html

The two best sources for potential colleges for studying architecture are the following:

NAAB National Architectural Accrediting Board
http://www.naab.org/architecture-programs/school-search/

To become an architect, you will need to accomplish three tasks - 1) education), 2) experience, and 3) examination.  For education, he will need to complete the a professional degree in architecture that is accredited by NAAB.
There are three degrees - 1) Bachelor of Architecture (5 years), 2) Master of Architecture following a pre-professional degree (BS or BA in Architecture) (6 years) and 3) Doctor of Architecture (Univ of Hawaii - 7 years). 
As you have a BA degree, you may pursue the Master of Architecture (a variation of #2) for those that have a degree in another discipline.  I cannot say for certain, but there are at least 50-60 programs -- see either of the websites listed above.  I typically do not recommend programs because there are so many variables, but would be glad to touch base after you have developed a list.
Depending on the program to which you apply, you may need to have calculus as a prerequisite; as well, you may wish to take ART classes to help you develop your portfolio.

Plus, I would be MORE than pleased to answer additional questions as needed.
Also, I would suggest you pursue a summer program -- this summer if possible.  Each year, I compile a list of the programs. 

http://archcareers.blogspot.com/2017/02/summer-programs-in-architecture-2017.html
Again, stay in touch.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Architecture Career/College Days - Fall 2017

Each fall, a number of Architecture Career/College Days are held in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York.  These are a great opportunity to connect with Architecture Programs throughout the country.

These events are FREE and targeted for both high school students (not just seniors) and for prospective graduate students.  

Check out the event websites and be sure to attend.

 
Study Architecture
http://studyarchitecture.com/events/
 
Boston - September 23
Chicago - October 14
Philadelphia - October 21
New York - November 4th
http://cfafoundation.org/index.php?section=college-fair


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ - Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, and Detroit

Starting this summer, there are a series of one week summer programs for under represented youth.  For details, see below and the below listed website.

Hip Hop Architecture
http://hiphoparchitecture.com/

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the "4C's" which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs

Who can apply for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™?
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is open to middle school and high school students, because of the overwhelming interest in the camp, participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city. There is no typical student for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™. Our students are inspiring architects, urban planners hip hop artists, musicians, computer game creators, interior designers, industrial designers, politicians and more! 


Locations:

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90015
June 12 - June 16, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages: Youth Ages: 10 - 17 Years Old
Sponsors: Autodesk, LA Trade Tech, The Universal Hip Hop Museum

Austin, Texas
Huston - Tillotson University
900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702
July 10 - July 14, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages: 10 - 17 Years Old
Sponsors: Autodesk, Huston - Tillotson University, The Universal Hip Hop Museum, Austin Public Library

Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Tech - School of Architecture
North Ave NW  | Atlanta, Georgia 30332
July 17 - July 21, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages: Middle School Youth Only
Sponsors: Autodesk, Georgia Tech, The Universal Hip Hop Museum, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Detroit, Michigan
The University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
4001 W. McNichols Road | Detroit, MI 48221
August 7 - August 11, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages: 10 - 17 Years Old
Sponsors: Autodesk, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, The Universal Hip Hop Museum

Friday, June 2, 2017

Arch Stories

Do you wish to become an architect?  One of the best resources to help you is to connect with those who are architects.  But that may be difficult if you do not know any.  Well, I want to share a resource that should help you.

Arch Storieshttp://archstories.com - a compilation of stories from architects about their licensure story.


Authored by Katherine Williams (architect and writer sharing stories of great design, community improvement and diversity in the architecture industry), Arch Stories provides you insight on the licensure process.  It provides you a connection to architects who have successfully completed the task of becoming architect.


From the blog:

For many architects, the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) become a dreaded obstacle that one must conquer. Many of us have searing memories about the experience – the late nights studying, the attempts and multiple practice graphic vignettes, the panic of forgotten formulas moments before entering a testing room. Most of us who attempt the exam eventually succeed at passing and live to tell about it.

Do check it out!

Dr. Architecture

p.s. If you are an architect, consider sharing your story.

Do you have a poignant memory of taking the exam, studying for the exam or some other exam/license related nugget? Did something funny or upsetting happen while you were studying or taking a test? What helped you get through the process? I would love for you to contribute your story to the ARE Stories project. You can write your story. Length should be at least 500 words and no more than 800 words. Alternatively you can be interviewed by an editor for a story.We would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Degrees - What is the best approach?

Hello! We came across your blog and appreciate that you take the time to answer questions regarding pursuing architecture.

Our son is a junior in high school. He has always shown a talent for how things fit together (assembling items, solving puzzles) and an interest in designing and building things. We (and he) think that pursuing architecture in college may be a very good fit for him. So, we are trying to identify colleges and programs to learn more about and ultimately identify those to which he would want to apply.

We see that there are Bachelor of Arts degrees and Bachelor of Science degrees. There are professional degrees and pre-professional degrees. We are guessing that he wants a Bachelor of Science, professional degree, and that the shortcut answer is to pick a school whose program is accredited by the NAAB. Is this a sound approach? Are there any other factors we should be thinking about?

Thanks for taking the time to help us.
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Thanks for reaching out to me.  First, I will suggest you obtain a copy of Becoming an Architect as it will answer this question and others as your son works to become an architect.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design - 3rd Edition
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118612132.html

The two best source for potential colleges for studying architecture are the following:

NAAB National Architectural Accrediting Board
http://www.naab.org/architecture-programs/school-search/


To become an architecture, your son will need to accomplish three tasks - 1) education), 2) experience, and 3) examination.  For education, he will need to complete the a professional degree in architecture that is accredited by NAAB.
There are three degrees - 1) Bachelor of Architecture (5 years), 2) Master of Architecture following a pre-professional degree (BS or BA in Architecture) (6 years) and 3) Doctor of Architecture (Univ of Hawaii - 7 years).  He could also pursue a degree in another discipline and do the Master of Architecture but it would take longer.
He does NOT need to initially select a program accredited by NAAB as long as the final degree is accredited.  He could start at a community college or a four-year program that does NOT have the MArch although that might take longer.
I would be MORE than pleased to answer additional questions as needed.
Also, I would suggest you pursue a summer program -- this summer if possible.  Each year, I compile a list of the programs. 

http://archcareers.blogspot.com/2017/02/summer-programs-in-architecture-2017.html
 
Dr. Architecture 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Searching for an Architecture Program (LOST).

I am a junior in High School! I really need answers and help! I am 16 and I am so lost when it comes to college. I do not have any colleges I really like yet. I am looking at them as I am writing this. I just really need help and I need to know where to start. What do I even do to apply for a college, which college is the best for architecture? Please help! Thank you so much!

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Thanks for your email and congrats on your interest in becoming an architect.

I can appreciate your being lost about choosing a college.  Let me start to help and you can contact me with more questions.
First, access the following website -- it is a list of all of the architecture programs in the U.S.

http://studyarchitecture.com/

ARCHCareers
http://archcareers.blogspot.com/
Access the above website for information on becoming an architect; you can find lots of questions with answers.
Also, a great way to start your journey is to attend a Summer Program - see the list below.
This gets you started, but do contact me with more questions.
Best.

Dr. Architecture


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Summer Programs in Architecture - Summer 2017


Summer Programs in Architecture - Summer 2017
updated June 2017
* New since last posting

NORTHEAST
ACE Mentor Program – Allentown, PA – Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls
June 19 – 23, 2017 (1 week)

Barnard College – New York, NY – Summer in the City
June 25 – July 21, 2017 (4 weeks)

Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA – Summer Academy
June 26 – July 28, 2017 (5 weeks)

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA – Pre-College Architecture
July 1 – July 22, 2017 (3 weeks); July 1 – August 11, 2017 (6 weeks)

*Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – Pittsburgh, PA – Architecture Camps
Contact Programs for Dates (various grades)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC – Experiences in Architecture
July 10 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)

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

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          
Contact School for Dates

Cooper Union – New York, NY – Summer Program in Architecture
July 10 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY – Introduction to Architecture
June 24 – August 5, 2017 (6 weeks)

Design Science Lab - Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA
June 18–26, 2017 (1 week)

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA - Discovering Architecture
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

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

Fallingwater – Mill Run, PA – High School Residency
June 24 – July 1; July 22 – 29, 2017

Maryland Institute College of Art – Summer PreCollege
June 24 – July 22, 2017 (4 weeks)

Maryland, University of - College Park, MD – Terp Young Scholars
July 9 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)

Marywood University – Scanton, PA – Design Your Future: PreCollege Summer Workshop
July 17 – 28, 2017 (2 weeks)

Massachusetts Amherst, University of – Amherst, MA
Summer Design Academy
July 9 – 29, 2017 (3 weeks)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Boston, MA – Urban Frames
July 10 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

National Building Museum - Washington, DC – Summer Camp Programs for 1st – 6th graders
July 5 – 7; July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, July 31 – August 4, 2017

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

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY – Exploring Architecture in Manhattan
July 10 – August 3, 2017 (4 weeks)

Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY – Summer Studies in Constructed Environments
June 26 – July 28, 2017 (5 weeks)

Pennsylvania State Univ. - State College, PA – Architecture & Landscape Architecture Summer Camp
July 16-20, 2017 (1 week)

Pennsylvania, University of – Philadelphia, PA – Architecture: Summer at Penn
July 2 – 29, 2017 Residential (4 weeks); July 3 – 28, 2017 Day (4 weeks)

*Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH – Exeter Summer
Contact Program for Dates.

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY – Pre-College Summer Program
July 5 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY - Architecture Career Discovery Program
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
Pre-College: Architecture
June 24 – August 5, 2017

Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI – Summer Academy: Experience Architecture
July 9 – August 5, 2017 (4 weeks)

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY – Summer College
July 3 – August 11, 2017 (6 weeks)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA – Architecture Institute
July 10 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

Yale University – New Haven, CT – EXPLO 360
June 25 – July 15; July 16 – August 5, 2017 (3 weeks)

SOUTHEAST
Auburn University – Auburn, AL (Architecture Camp/Design Workshop) and Birmingham, AL (Design)
June 18 – 23; July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week) (Auburn)
July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28, 2017 (1 week) (Birmingham)

Clemson University - Clemson, SC – Designing the Built Environment
June 25 – July 1, 2017 (1 week)

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL – Architecture Summer Program
July 10-21; July 24 – August 4, 2017 (2 weeks)

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

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA – Pre-College Summer Program
June 19 – 30; July 10 - 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Atlanta, GA
July 17-21, 2017 (1 week)

Kennesaw State University – Marietta, GA – Summer Design Workshop
July 10 – 28, 2017 (3 weeks)

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA – Architecture Camp
June 11 – 16, 2017 (1 week)

Louisiana at Lafayette, University of – Lafayette, LA
June 12 – 17, 2017 (1 weeks)

*Memphis, University of – Memphis, TN – Discovering Architecture + Design Days
May 13, 2017 (1 day)

Miami, University of - Miami, FL – Summer Scholars Program
July 1 – 21, 2017 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS – Design Discovery
June 9 – 16, 2017 (1 week)

North Carolina at Charlotte, University of - Charlotte, NC – Architecture Summer Program
June 11 - June 17, 2017 (1 week)

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC – Summer Studios
June 12 – 16 (7th &  8th Grade); July 10 –14, 2017 (10th, 11th & 12th Grade); (day)
June 25 – July 1; July 23 – 29, 2017 (11th & 12th Grade) (overnight) (1 week)

Savannah College of Arts & Design – Atlanta and Savannah, GA – Rising Star
June 18 – July 21, 2017 (5 weeks)

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

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

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA – Career Explorations in Architecture
July 9 – 29, 2016 (3 weeks)

Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL - PACT
June 18 – July 1, 2017 (2 weeks)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA – Inside Architecture + Design
June 25 – 30, 2017 (1 week)

EAST CENTRAL
Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI – Renaissance Kids 2017
https://www.andrews.edu/said/renaissance-kids                       
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)

Ball State University - Muncie, IN – DesignWorks Summer Academy         
July 9 – 21, 2017 (2 weeks)

*Center for Architecture and Design – Columbus, OH – Camp Architecture
Contact Program for Dates (ages 8-18)

Cincinnati, University of – Cincinnati, OH – DAAP Camp Summer Experiences
June 5 – 9, 2017 (Day); June 18 – 24, 2017 (Residential)
July 10 – 14, 2017 Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program (CAMP)

*Chicago Architecture Foundation – Chicago, IL – Architecture Camp
July 17 – 21, 2017 (Ages 7-10)

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Summer Art Institute
June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks)

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

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Detroit, MI
August 7-11, 2017 (1 week)

Lawrence Technological University – Detroit, MI – Summer Camp
June 26 – 30; July 10 - 14; July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28, 2017 (all 1 week)

Miami University - Oxford, OH – Summer Scholars Program
miamioh.edu/summerscholars
July 2 – 14, 2017 (2 weeks)

Michigan, University of - Ann Arbor, MI – ArcStart
July 10 – July 31, 2017 (3 weeks)

Notre Dame, University of – Notre Dame, IN – Career Discovery
June 18 – 30, 2017 (2 weeks)

WEST CENTRAL
Frank Lloyd Trust – Oak Park, IL – 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)

Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Madison, WI
Contact Program for Dates and Locations

Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL – Experiment in Architecture / IntroARCH
June 18 – July 1; July 9 – 22, 2017 (2 weeks)
July 31 - August 14, 2017 (2 weeks)

Illinois at Chicago, University of - Chicago, IL
http://arch.uic.edu/YArch (college students/working professionals)
July 5 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks)
http://arch.uic.edu/HiArch (high school students)
July 11 – 15, 2016 (1 week)

Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of - Champaign, IL – Discover Architecture          
June 18 – July 1; July 9 – 22, 2017 (2 weeks)

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

Judson University - Elgin, IL – Architecture Discovery Workshop
July 9 – 14, 2017 (1 week)

Missouri at Kansas City, University – Kansas City, MO – Design Discovery
June 5 – 7, 2017

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of - Lincoln, NE – Career Explorations
June 4 - June 10, 2017 (1 week)

*Oak Park Education Foundation – Oak Park, IL – Base Camp
Contact Program for Dates (various grades)

Oklahoma, University of – Norman, OK – Architecture Summer Academy
June 11 – 17, 2017 (1 week)

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK – Discover Architecture
June 12 – 17, 2017 (1 week)

Project Pipeline – Chicago, IL
August 2 – 6, 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL – Summer Institute Residency Program
June 19 – July 2, 2017 (2 weeks)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL – Architecture Camp
June 19 – 23 (Grades 4-6); July 9 – 14 (Grades 7-9); July 16 – 23, 2017 (Grades 9-12)

Taliesin – Spring Green, WI – Summer Immersion Program
January 9 – March 3 (Taliesin West); June 12 – August 4, 2017 (8 weeks)

*Taliesin – Spring Green, WI – Architecture Camp
Contract Program for Dates (various grades)

Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO - Architecture Discovery Program         
July 9 – July 22, 2017 (2 weeks)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Univ. of - Milwaukee, WI - Architecture Summer Camp
July 30 - August 5, 2017 (1 week)

Weisman Art Museum - Minneapolis, MN – Teen Architecture Workshop
July 31 – August 4, 2017 (1 week)

SOUTHWEST
Arkansas, University of – Fayetteville, AR - Design Camp
June 12 – 16; June 19 – 23; June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Austin, TX
July 10-14, 2017 (1 week)

Houston, University of - Houston, TX – Summer Discovery Program
June 12 – July 14, 2017 (5 weeks)

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

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX - Camp ARCH
July 2 – 7, 2017 (1 week)

Texas at Austin, University of - Austin, TX – Summer Academy
June 19 – July 21, 2017 (5 weeks)

Texas at San Antonio, University of – San Antonio, TX – Summer Academy in Architecture
June 5 – 16, 2017 (2 weeks)

WEST
*Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA – Summer Camp
July 10 – 14, 2017

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – Summer Design Institute
June 12 – 30; July 10 – 28, 2017 (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

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

Arizona, University of – Tucson, AZ – Camp Architecture
June 5 – 9; June 19 – 23, 2017 (6th-8th) (1 week)
June 12 – 16; June 26 – 30, 2017 (9th-12th) (1 week)

*Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA – Architecture: Inside Out
July 24-28, 2017 (4th-8th) (1 week)

California Baptist University – Riverside, CA – Summer Day Camp
http://cavad.calbaptist.edu/summer17                       
June 26 – 30, 2017 (1 week)
  
California at Berkeley, University of - Berkeley, CA – Summer Institute in Environmental Design
July 3 - August 11, 2017 (6 weeks) – College Graduates
July 3 – 28, 2017 (4 weeks) – High School
June 3 – August 5, 2017 (5 weeks) - College

California at Los Angeles, University of - Los Angeles, CA – Jumpstart Summer Institute
July 9 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)
July 9 – 21; July 9 – 28, 2016 (2 or 3 weeks)

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

California College of The Arts - San Francisco, CA – Making Architecture
July 10 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)

California Poly State Univ. – SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA – Summer Career Workshop
June 25 - July 21, 2017 (4 weeks)

*Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – Scottsdale, AZ – Summer Architecture Camp
Contact Program for dates (various grades)

*Girls Garage – Berkeley, CA – Summer Camp
June / July 2017 (1 week) (various grades including adults)

*Hip Hop Architecture Camp – Los Angeles, CA
June 12-16, 2017 (1 week)

Idaho, University of – Moscow, ID – Summer Design Week
June 25 – July 1, 2017 (1 week)

*Institute for Educational Advancement - Explore
Contact Program for Dates

La Jolla Historical Society - Young Architects Summer Camps
Not be held in 2017, but will return in Summer 2018

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/                               
August 14 – 24, 2017 (2 weeks)

Oregon, University of - Eugene, OR – Summer Architecture Academy
July 10 – August 4, 2017 (4 weeks)

Oregon, University of – Portland, OR – Design Camp
July 10 – 14, 2017

Project Pipeline NOMA Chapters – Various Cities

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
July 20 – August 4, 2017 (college students) – Making and Meaning
June 19 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks) (high school students) – Design Immersion Days

Southern California, University of - Los Angeles, CA – Exploration of Architecture
June 18 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks); June 18 – July 2, 2017 (2 weeks)

Taliesin Preservation – Spring Green, WI – 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)

Washington, University of - Seattle, WA – Introduction to Architecture
http://arch.be.washington.edu/programs-and-courses/other-programs/arch-100-summer-program/
June 19 – August 18, 2017 (9 weeks)
http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/  – Summer Youth Program
July 17 – 28, 2017 (2 weeks)

Woodbury University – Los Angeles, CA – High School Summer Academy / Art of Architecture
June 26 – July 28, 2017 (5 weeks) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday only (11th – 12 grade)
https://woodbury.edu/summer-architecture-camp/
June 26 – July 14, 2017 (3 weeks) – Monday-Friday only (4th – 8th grade)

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

CIAO!  Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, ITALY
July 1-22, 2017 (3 weeks)

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

Les Tapies Arts and Architecture Summer Program - France
June 24 – July 15, 2017 (4 weeks)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, England
Workshops 2017: Contact RIBA for more details!