Sunday, November 15, 2009

Summer Architecture Programs for High School Students

I came across your blog today. My son who is in his junior year at HS may be interested in doing a summer program in architecture this year. He has wanted to be an architect since he was 10 years old and has not come off of that dream. He is currently enrolled in a fine arts school structure to help him build his portfolio so I’m sure his portfolio will be up to snuff by the time he needs to enroll.

I’m wondering what you think the best summer program might be. I hoping to find one that has a large amount of hands on studio work and fun…lord knows I don’t what him to be overwhelmed for a summer program. I’m looking at Syracuse and a some other programs. Unfortunately his school in NY doesn’t end to the very end of June so he can’t enroll in programs that begin in May and early June.

Alternatively he does like to build – so getting him into a community service program that is focused on building might be a good solution too.


Lee Waldrep

to Gary
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I am pleased to hear of your son's interest in pursuing a summer program.

The best source os summer programs offered by architecture programs is the following:

Although it currently lists dates for summer 2009, it will be updated by the end of January 2010.

As far as the BEST summer program, I am afraid that I am no help as I do not know details on each and every program. Instead, I suggest you find the BEST program for your son by first determining the criteria for the decision - length, size, location, schedule, activities, credit vs. no-credit, cost.

As you have time to research before deadlines, I suggest you request information while also trying to speak with the actual faculty member teaching the program to learn the details.

Dr. Architecture


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