Monday, January 30, 2012

To pursue MArch upon graduation or Not.

I am a student at the University of ... The program is a 4 year accredited program.  I am in my third year spring semester.  I was planning on doing my maters after my senior year, but now am having second thoughts and may want to work for a year,  I am presently going to be doing an internship in May upon the completion of this semester. I have mixed feelings about what is the right decision.  Also I have heard that I could sit for the exam without a masters degree.  Could you please let me know if this is correct and any advice you could offer.

First, let me address your last question.  In certain jurisdictions (very few), you may sit for the ARE with only a preprofessional degree such as you are receiving.  However, you will NOT be eligible for NCARB Certification which would be necessary for reciprocity - allowing you to become licensed in another state. 

Thus, it is STRONGLY encouraged for you to complete the NAAB accredited Master of Architecture which is necessary for NCARB Certification and all jurisdictions accept to meet the education standard.

Now to your other question - The decision to pursue graduates studies directly after your undergraduate degree or entering the workforce is "the million dollar question."  In my opinion, there is no "right" decision; it is what is best for you given your circumstances.  Consider the following:

Are you excited about pursuing graduate studies?  Will you stay at Buffalo or pursue graduate studies elsewhere?  Do you have the academic credentials to gain admission to graduate studies?  Are you able to secure employment?  See, there are many factors to consider.

I will also offer the following - for me, I went six years straight but did attend a different graduate program from my undergraduate.  I was ready to pursue graduate studies.  If you decide to work, I would suggest staying out a full year because a year is not enough to experience work; plus, it is not fair to your employer to leave for school only 12-15 months later.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. Architecture

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My son has applied for undergraduate admission (major: Architecture) to a number of schools. (We currently live in the ..... area).  ANY & ALL advice or guidance would be GREATLY appreciated as to which would be the "best choice?"

May I suggest that you first determine the criteria by which to select the architecture program - below is an excerpt from Becoming an Architect, 2nd Edition.

Regardless of the degree you may pursue, how do you select an architecture program?  After learning about the many degree programs, choosing among them may seem a daunting task; over 125 institutions in the United States and Canada offer professional architecture degree programs.  However, if you analyze the criteria that are most important, you can quickly narrow your search and manage this process.

You know the degree programs, the list of architectural programs, and the typical courses offered, but what is most important to you?  Think about the criteria listed below in the following categories: You, Institution, and Architecture Program.  Take time to think about answers to the questions posed and write them down.

By going through this process, you will be better matched with your eventual college choice and more confident in your decision.  As you develop criteria on which to base your decision, certain degree programs and universities will surface as logical choices.
Consider the following attributes prior to selecting a school:
Level of confidence, Personality type, Closeness to home, Budget.

Attributes to consider when selecting an institution include:
Type of school, Locale, Public vs. private, Cost, Financial aid.

Architecture Program
Because you will spend the largest portion of your college career within the architecture program, consider the following factors as you make your decision.
Degree, Academic structure, Philosophy/approach, Reputation/tradition, Enrollment, Academic resources, Special programs, Faculty, Student body, Career programs.

Best - If you wish to connect, visit and select Dr. Architecture

Sustainable Architecture

I wanted to know if choosing sustainable architecture for master degree is a good choice to find a job in the USA?  If it's not a good choice what field do you recommend?  I also like some other fields like site planning, interior design and architecture.  By the way at the moment I am living in Australia and will get my master here.  Thank you very much for your time and concern.

As you are probably aware, the topic of sustainable architecture / green buildings is a hot one.  There are many resources for architects and the building industry on the topic.

One in particular deals with South Australia

Now, the question as to whether it is a good choice for securing a position in the U.S.  In general, I would say yes, but I would suggest you research firms in which you are interested to see if their commitment to sustainable architecture makes your choice a good one.

Another resource to consider is the Committee on the Environment of the AIA (see below)

Ultimately, firms hire individuals for many different reasons - skills, experience, fit, etc.  Is an expertise in sustainable architecture one of them?


Thursday, January 26, 2012

BArch vs. MArch

I am an aspiring architecture student and want to make it into a profession after years of studying and working in the wrong field. I would like to ask you for advice, if I may, since I am finding it difficult to chose the right path for myself at this point in my life (now a mature student -since I am now 26). 

I am writing to you in hopes of simply seeking for advice, as I can see you are a professional Architect. Any advice or pointers you can offer would be greatly appreciated. With time being of essence to me, I was wondering if you`d recommend doing an undergraduate in Architecture and then applying to a Masters in Architecture (graduate school) or if you`d find it equally as efficient to apply to graduate school for Masters in Arch. (with an undergraduate degree in another program).
Do you find them to be the same or one to have precedence over the other in terms of credibility/experience and preparation?
For the U.S., the most critical aspect of the degree which you pursue is that it is accredited by NAAB - -  This could be either the Bachelor of Architecture (5 years) or the Master of Architecture (4+2 years from high school) or (3+ years from a college degree). 

Thus, which degree you pursue depends on your current education.  You state that you are 26 but do not provide whether or not if you have a degree (in any discipline).  As a result, I would suggest you consider the degree which will provide what you need in the shortest amount of time given your comment, "..time being of essence to me" -- the Bachelor of Architecture.  Instead, if you have a degree, you would be eligible to apply to the Master of Architecture (3+ years).

Both degrees are the same with regards to accreditation but do differ in terms of overall curriculum.  Contact programs ( to learn more about what they offer and which is the best fit for you.  Even programs with the same degree can be quite different in the way they teach architecture.

For more details, refer to other questions I have addressed in my blog -

Friday, January 20, 2012

I've just read through your website and firstly, I would like to thank you for all the information you brought to my attention.

Now let me shed light on my situation:

I'm currently a high school student and recently architecture has been "calling" to me. Luckily, I live close to one of the top graduate schools of the nation. However, it's 4 year undergraduate architecture program only results in a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Now, my state requires a NAAB accredited education for registration for the ARE, but I have a question. I've done a lot of research and cannot seem to find a conclusive answer and hope you can shed light on the situation for me.

If I acquire a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, then reside in a state that accepts a non-NAAB accredited education for the ARE, upon completion, can I move out of state to one that requires a NAAB accredited education and be recognized as a licensed architect or am I required to live in a state that recognizes a Bachelor of Science in Architecture as worthy?

Also, I have one more question. I cannot afford the graduate college immediately after undergraduate. If I were to complete my internship and return to complete a masters degree, would my previous internship suffice, or would I need to complete my three years after my highest level of education?

Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Rather than directly answer your question, let me help you understand the process of becoming an architect in a different way.

First, the process of becoming an architect requires the completion of three tasks - 1) completion of an NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture; 2) completion of Intern Development Program (IDP) - experience under the supervision of a licensed architect; and 3) passing the 7-part Architect Registration Examination (ARE).  With that said, very few states allow only a preprofessional degree (as you mention), but it limits your career options later.

The above
requirements vary from state-to-state, but almost all require the three tasks as outlined above.

When you have completed the three tasks you will be a licensed architect in the state or jurisdiction in which you applied to be an architect.  If you move to another state, you may not practice as an architect because the licensing of an architect is by state.

However, you can gain
NCARB certification which will facilitate your becoming an architect in a new state or jurisdiction.

As for your last question -- first, there is actually more financial aid at the graduate level; almost all programs provide fellowships, assistantships and scholarships.  You certainly could work between your undergraduate and graduate degrees, but some states do require experience after your graduate degree.

I hope this all helps; do contact me if you have any additional questions.

Dr. Architecture 

NCARB Licensure

After first personal ARCHITECTURE level as undergraduate M.Arch /5 years curriculum of Arch. faculty of Belgrade University / DIPLOMA, afterward intention to pass MArch II on HARVARD /so since that is NOT accredited by NCARB ?/, will you guide me how to pass - qualify as Graduated Architect for licensure with NCARB, please?

Will you be so kind recommend to me some NCARB accredited, as well, high level as HARVARD faculty school MArch II program, please?

As your undergraduate MArch is from a foreign institution, you will need to have your education (both degrees) evaluated as part of the EESA process.

This will review your education and determine its equivalency to the NCARB Education Standard.

Once your education has been determined equivalent you will have met the education standrard; afterwards, you will need to meet the training (IDP) and examination (ARE) standards.

Your best source of information on licensure is NCARB -

Best!  Dr. Architecture
I just got a job offer from a large corporate firm.  The job title they gave me is designer.  However, I have a first professional M.Arch degree and I want to pass the IDP, ARE and become an architect finally.  Am I still eligible for all of these procedure with the 'designer' title since it is not an "architectural designer"? Or it doesn't really matter as long as i have a chance to touch all the sections(programming, schematic design, construction documents, etc.) IDP requires.

If your goal is to pursue licensure, your title has no impact as long as you able to count your experience towards IDP given your work setting.

Review the full IDP Guidelines available from and you see nothing on position title.

Dr. Architecture

Thursday, January 19, 2012

High School Preparation

I am a high school student in Romania. I have recently seen your blog and I did like it. I have also seen that you are available for questions so I wrote to you in order to ask for some advice and I hope you will give me some.

After finishing high school I would like to apply to an American college in order to study architecture there and I would have liked to know if you have any advice on what to study before college. I would
also like to ask you if I have any chance to find an architectural firm that offers internships for high school students in order to gain some relevant experience in the field.

The answer below comes from my book, Becoming an Architect, 2nd Ed. and is written for students in the U.S.  I will hope much of it can still apply to you as a student in Romania.

Because becoming an architect requires a college education (in most states), your high school academic curriculum should focus on college preparatory courses, including four years of English and mathematics.  Pursue as many honors and advanced placement (AP) courses as possible; by taking and passing advanced placement exams, you may receive college credit and bypass required entry-level courses.  (Note: The number of credit hours you can receive varies by college.)  As well, AP credit allows you to carry a lighter academic load or pursue additional coursework such as electives or minors.

While the mathematics requirement may vary among architecture programs, most either require or encourage you to take calculus.  You should pursue or take the highest-level math course your high school offers.   

Although some high schools do not require or offer physics, you should take an entire year of high school physics rather than biology or chemistry if possible.  A good year-long physics course is excellent preparation for college physics and structures courses.  If you have already completed college, note that many graduate programs require or strongly encourage your taking calculus and physics as prerequisite courses; these typically can be done at area community colleges but check the requirements of the graduate program.  A handful may also require completing a history of architecture course.  Again, check with each program as to their requirements.

In addition, take art, drawing, and design classes rather than architectural drafting or CAD.  Your interest in architecture may have surfaced from a drafting course, but art courses will be more helpful in your preparation to become an architect.  Art, drawing, and design courses develop visual aptitude and literacy while expanding your ability to communicate graphically.  Take a freehand drawing course or a three-dimensional course such as sculpture or woodworking.  In addition, art courses provide you with materials for your portfolio, a requirement for some architecture programs; this is especially true if you applying to graduate programs as all will require a portfolio for admission. 

Do your best with every academic course you take!  While grades are not the only criterion by which college admissions offices judge applications, it certainly is one of the more important ones.

Beside academics, what can you do to begin your preparation for a career in architecture? Consider the following: (a) exploration of the built environment; (b) visits to architecture firms and schools; (c) participating in a summer program sponsored by an architecture program; and (d) participating in an after-school program.  All these provide you a head start on the path to becoming an architect.

As for obtaining an internship in an architectural firm, it might be difficult because high school students have limited experience, but contacting a firm to possibly "shadow" could be helpful to better understand the profession.

Dr. Architecture

Monday, January 16, 2012

Summer Programs for Adults

From what I have been finding, it seems that most summer programs are only for high school students.  I am somewhat in the same boat looking for an architecture program over the summer to see if architecture is what I really want to do.
____________ - provides a list of summer architecture programs (over 75 different programs).  Most are targeted for high school students, but check out the following - Harvard, UWashington, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia.

Aside from participating in a summer program, there are other means to determine if architecture is for you.

1) Contact an architect and conduct an information interview; ask if you can possibly shadow for a few hours or full day;

2) Read!  Via public libraries, read books on the topic of architecture or visit architectural journals/blogs;

3) Attend a public lecture on architecture via an area architecture program or other institution (AIA chapter, museum, etc.);

4) Take an art / figure drawing course at a community college.

Best - Dr. Architecture

Preparation for the ARE

Again, thank you for your advice regarding volunteerism and architecture firms.  I am in complete agreement with you. No one should work for free.
I have another question. I have many books, outside of my school curriculum.  What books would you suggest I consider regarding preparation for the ARE?
Granted, I'm about to begin my second semester(first year)in pursuit of a masters in architecture. I thought that it would make sense to begin preparing for the ARE, if possible, as early as possible. Apart from my books prescribed from my school curriculum, I also have books from Wiley & Sons(Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition, full: the CD-ROM is too expensive, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction, 2nd Edition, Building Construction Illustrated, Architecture: Form, Space & Order, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture: these 3 are from Francis Ching).

First, NCARB, the organization that administers the ARE has an exam guide for each division of the ARE (see one attached).  As you can see, there is a list of references to assist you in exam preparation.
The following references are presented to assist candidates in preparation for the examination. This list represents texts that have content covered in this division of the examination. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible reference materials for the subject area. NCARB makes no guarantee that the various references are currently in print.

ARE Resources (from the AIA)
Please note, the AIA collects and disseminates this information as a service to AIA members without endorsement or recommendation. Appropriate use of the information provided is the responsibility of the reader.
Kaplan AEC
Kaplan offers several educational tools help you better understand the exam, review content, and reinforce subject retention – including study guides, question & answer handbooks, practice vignettes, flashcards, online test banks, and interactive exercises.
ARE Forum
It is a resource for the learning community on the web with active users comprised of both practitioners in architecture and academics involved in research and teaching. The forum is free.

Another resource to consider to the next phase of your path - experience.
The Emerging Professional’s Companion is a online resource developed by the AIA and NCARB primarily for use by interns in gaining IDP credit. The Companion can also be used by educators, young architects, AIA components, and firms in a variety of ways to enhance or create new learning opportunities.

As you can see, there are a lot of resources.  I would suggest you connect with fellow students and emerging professionals to see what guides/resources work best.

Keep it up!
Dr. Architecture

GPA for Admission to MArch

I'm hoping to get into a three-year Master of Architecture for next spring.  I am about to graduate with a B.S. in a degree I didn't really like (geology) and as such didn't do too great.  I'll probably graduate with ~2.7 to 2.8.

I have heard from some that GPA isn't essential, so long as you have good recommendations and a decent portfolio. But I don't have any art teachers for recommendations, so they'd be just regular bosses and science teachers. If I had a good portfolio, could I get into a M. Arch program somewhere in New England?

First and foremost, I encourage you to contact the architecture programs to which you are considering to apply and ask them what you can do to strengthen your application.

You state that your GPA is 2.7 - 2.8, but review your full transcript.  Some graduate programs only consider the GPA over the last 60 credits.  What is your last 60 credits GPA?  Why is your GPA 2.7 - 2.8?  Was it one or two bad courses early on?  Were they in your major?  Whatever the reason, I would briefly mention in the personal statement.  Take ownership of your academics and state that you they do not fully reflect your academic abilities.

Another way to improve your academics is to take courses as a non-degree student after graduation in architectural history, drawing, or other courses that will be helpful.  If you do so, be sure that you earn grades of A or B.  Of course, these additional courses will help in obtaining recommendations.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program

The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in Architecture.
In June 2011, the AIA selected four AIA/ AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship recipients.

Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and either:
  • High school seniors entering a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture
  • College freshmen attending a NAAB accredited professional program in architecture, or
  • Technical school or community college students that have completed high school or its equivalent and intend to transfer to a NAAB accredited professional program
The 2012 application is now available. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by March 16, 2012. We hope to notify all candidates by early June 2012. View the 2012 flyer.

Up to five scholarships between $3,000-$4,000 will be awarded in 2012. Scholarships may be renewed every year until the completion of the degree program.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GED to Community College to Architecture

I am eighteen years old and I truly admire you. I have been following your blog for two days and I am reading as much as I can from it and I believe you are the best person to ask my questions about architecture. You are formal and to take the time  to write your responses which I love. I have been looking for a person like you for weeks! I would ask a university admissions counselor, but you are experienced in the field and can help me with the questions I have for the life after university. 

I have a few. I hope it doesn’t bother you.

1)    Because of unfortunate events, I have to get my GED, but I intend to score as high as possible, does this look bad for an architect? 

2)    What classes should I take in community college to catch up on what I missed in high school? I believe you mentioned physics.

3)    I have made my decision to transfer to a four year university after community college. Do you recommend I take my community college’s architecture program or wait until I attend the four year university to start?

4)    Does going to one of the top schools of architecture really help for an architecture career, and how so?

5)    In general, is the life of an architect hard? I mean economically, personally, and work.

This is the big question I have .

Should I study interior architecture first and then get a Master’s in architecture? Both interest me a lot, but interior architecture interests me a bit more. I am really confused in what I should and shouldn’t do. I hope you can answer my questions. I would really appreciate it. 

Replies to your questions/comments are listed below:

1) The important aspect of your educational background is that you have what is necessary to move to the next level.  Having a GED allows you to move to the next level of education.

2) To best answer that question, contact the architecture programs to which you plan to apply and ask them.  Most architecture programs will require you to take calculus and physics.  Take mathematics courses until you are able to complete calculus.  Other courses to consider include general education - humanities, social sciences, composition, etc.

3) Again, be in touch with the architecture program to see if what architecture courses will transfer to their program.  In some cases, courses at a community college will not transfer.  Personally, I prefer students to transfer as soon as they are able given their circumstances.

4) I would not worry about attending a "top" architecture program and work to apply to the best school for YOU.  You must determine what is important to you in selecting a program.

5) I am not an architect so I cannot say from personal experience, but I would not say it is hard; it is challenging, but it is also rewarding.  If possible, try to meet with some architects and ask them the question.  Another source is to read the profiles in Becoming an Architect, 2nd Ed.

Interior Architecture - I would still suggest you obtain a Master of Architecture which will allow you to do interior design, but perhaps pursue your degree at an institution that also has interior design.  Visit CIDA for a list of accredited Interior Design Programs --

Best in your path!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Architecture Summer Programs 2012

Each year, I compile the Architecture Summer Programs; below is the compiled list for 2012.  A PDF version is available from -- If you inquiry to one of the programs or apply, please let them know you learned of their program from

Thanks and enjoy your summer.

2011 Design Science Lab - Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA
June 17–25, 2012 (1 week)

AIA Memphis/University of Memphis - Memphis, TN
June 2012 (2 weeks)

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Contact School for Dates
Auburn University - Auburn, AL
June 17 – 22; July 15 - 20, 2012 (1 week)

Ball State University - Muncie, IN                 
June 17 – 29, 2012 (2 weeks)

Barnard College – New York, NY
June 24 – 29, 2012 (1 week)

Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA
July 2 – 27, 2012 (4 weeks)

California at Berkeley, University of - Berkeley, CA
July 2 - August 10, 2012 (8 weeks)

California at Los Angeles, University of - Los Angeles, CA
June 20 – July 29, 2012 (6 weeks)

California College of The Arts - San Francisco, CA
June 25 – July 20, 2012 (4 weeks)

California Poly State Univ. – SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
June 24 - July 19, 2012 (4 weeks)

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
June 30 - August 10, 2012 (6 weeks)

Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
July 9 - July 27, 2012 (3 weeks)

Center for Architecture - New York, NY
Contact Program for dates (2 weeks)
City College of New York – New York, NY
June 28 - July 27, 2012 (5 weeks)

Clemson University - Clemson, SC
June 17 – 30, 2012; July 15 – 28, 2012 (2 weeks)

Columbia University - New York, NY                          
July 5 – August 3, 2012 (5 weeks)

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
June 23 – August 4, 2012 (6 weeks)

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute – Bloomfield Hills, MI
June 25 -- July 13; July 16 – August 3; August 6 – 24, 2012 (3 weeks)

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
July 8 – 21, 2011 (2 weeks)

Duke University – Durham, NC
June 16 – 30, 2012 (2 weeks)

Florida, University of - Gainesville, FL
June 17 – July 6, 2012 (3 weeks)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
Contact School for Dates (2 weeks)

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
June 4 – July 13, 2012 (6 weeks)

Houston, University of - Houston, TX
June 11 – July 13, 2012 (5 weeks)

Idaho, University of - Moscow, ID
Contact School for Dates

Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL                   
July 9 – 20 (Commuter) and July 22 – August 4 (Residential), 2012 (2 weeks)

Illinois at Chicago, University of - Chicago, IL
Contact School for dates

Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of - Champaign, IL
June 17 – June 30; July 8 – 21, 2012 (2 weeks)

Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Contact School for dates

Judson University - Elgin, IL
July 8 – 13, 2012 (1 week)

Lawrence Technological University
July 9 – 13, 16 – 27, 2012

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
Contact School for Dates

Maryland, University of - College Park, MD
July 8 – 27, 2012 (3 weeks)

Massachusetts Amherst, University of – Amherst, MA
July 9 – 27, 2012 (3 weeks)

Miami University - Oxford, OH
July 9 – 20, 2012 (2 weeks)

Miami, University of - Miami, FL
June 11 - 29, 2012 (3 weeks, half-day non-residential)
July 8 – 28, 2012 (3 weeks, full-time in-residence)

Michigan, University of - Ann Arbor, MI
July 16 – August 6, 2012

Mississippi State University - Oxford, MS
June 8 – 15, 2012

National Building Museum - Washington, DC
July 9 – 20; July 23 – August 3; August 6 – 17, 2012

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of - Lincoln, NE
June 10 - June 16, 2011 (1 week)

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ
July 11 – 12 (overnigh); July 15 – 20 (Design #1); July 22 – 27, 2012 (Design #2)

Newschool of Architecture - San Diego, CA
July 16 – August 9, 2012

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY
Contact School for Dates

North Carolina at Charlotte, University of - Charlotte, NC
June 10 - June 15, 2012 (1 week)

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
June 24 – 30 (overnight); July 15 – 20 (day); July 22 – 28, 2012 (overnight) (1 week)

Notre Dame, University of - South Bend, IN
June 17 – 29, 2012 (2 weeks)

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

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK
June 13 – 16, 2012 (1 week)

Oregon, University of - Eugene, OR
July 9 – August 6, 2012 (5 weeks)

Parsons The New School For Design – New York, NY
July 30 – August 10, 2012

Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
July 15 – 19 or July 22 – 26, 2012 (1 week)

Pennsylvania, University of – Philadelphia, PA
July 1 – 28, 2012 Residential (4 weeks); July 9 – August 3, 2012 Day (4 weeks)

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
July 9 – August 3, 2012 (4 weeks)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
July 8 – 20, 2012; July 22 - August 3, 2012 (2 weeks)

Rice University – Houston, TX
Contact School for Dates

Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI
Contact School for Dates

Savannah College of Arts & Design - Savannah, GA
June 23 – July 28, 2012 (5 weeks)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
June 27 - July 15; July 18 - 29, 2011 (2 or 3 weeks)

Southern California Institute of ARCitecture – Los Angeles, CA
July 16 – August 17, 2012

Southern California, University of - Los Angeles, CA
July 8 – 22; July 8 – August 4, 2012 (2 or 4 weeks)

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
Contact School for Dates

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
July 1 – August 10, 2012 (6 weeks)

Talieisin Preservation – Spring Green, WI
June 18 – 20, 2012; July 9 – 11, 2012 (1 week)

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA          
Contact School for dates

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
July 8 – 13, 2012 (1 week)

Texas at Austin, University of - Austin, TX
June 11 – July 13, 2012 (5 weeks)

Tennessee, University of - Knoxville, TN
July 9 – 13, 2012 (1 week)

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
June 25 – July 13, 2012 (3 weeks)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA
Contact School for Dates

Washington University - St. Louis, MO
July 8 – July 21, 2012 (2 weeks) High School Students
June 3-16, 2012 (2 weeks) College Students and Graduates

Washington, University of - Seattle, WA
June 18 – August 17, 2012 (9 weeks)

Weisman Art Museum - Minneapolis, MN
Contact museum for dates

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Univ. of - Milwaukee, WI
August 5 – 11, 2012

Yale University – New Haven, CT
July 1 - 21, 2012; July 22 – August 11, 2012 (3 weeks)