Thursday, January 24, 2013

Summer Architecture Programs

I'm an English undergrad at Princeton, but have recently become very interested in architecture. I'm thinking of taking a summer introductory architecture course at a university. Do you know much about them? What are your thoughts/advice/recommendations?

Congrats on your interest in architecture.  I do support the idea of attending a summer program but many are more targeted at high school students.  Each year, I compile a list (see previous post).  

Some are more targeted to college level students - Harvad, Columbia, UCLA, Washington Univ. and LAIAD (not summer).

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

They help you experience architecture to test it out and also help generate materials for a portfolio if you do apply.  

However, there are other means - attend lectures at Princeton sponsor by the School of Architecture; sit in on classes or attend reviews within the School.  Contact a local architect and shadow for a day or two.  Read a book including Becoming an Architect, 2nd Ed.

Best and do contact me if you have other questions.

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