Program Dates - Summer 2013
Deadline: May 10, 2013 (Please contact School to determine if space is available)
Session ll: Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 20, 2013
Deadline: June 7, 2013
Discover Architecture is a two week program offered by the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus which provides high school students and beginning college students the opportunity to be introduced to architectural graphics, design, and modeling. Discover Architecture students learn about the roles and responsibilities of architects in relation to design, the profession, and the environment. Discover Architecture exposes students to an university atmosphere, complete with dorm living, faculty lectures and architectural studio.
architecture and what it means to be an architect.
A great experience all around!”
- Student (2012)
Discover Architecture is a rigorous and involved program, and it requires students to engage in a mature and informed way. Instruction, lectures, films, and a Chicago field trip led by faculty are scheduled all day. The evenings offer opportunities to explore the campus and recreation facilities with fellow students. Throughout the two week session, students engage in a series of exercises including drafting, modeling, composition, design, and presentation which lead to a comprehensive architectural design project. Students work with faculty, teaching assistants, and each other in one-on-one and group critiques to discuss and improve upon their individual designs. The final product is displayed in a gallery at the end of the session for students, parents, and faculty.
“The best part
of the program was finally putting
everything together in the last few days and being
able to see my accomplishments. I was excited and
proud to bring my parents into the gallery.”
- Student (2012)
Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D.
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