Architecture at UCLA

Introduces architectural ideas, design principles, and methods of exploring problems of the built environment in a collaborative studio setting.

Program Highlights

Develop a proposal for a new downtown building by working through all the steps in the process, from drawings to computer assisted designs.
Design buildings, select materials and analyze the sustainability impact as you perform hands-on design simulations.
Prepare a portfolio of your final presentation, including hand drawings and digital scale models.
Visit professional firms and tour behind the scenes of local attractions to see the best examples of various architectural styles.
Architect drafting blueprint
Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$5,498 Tuition will increase to $5,698 after November 30th

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Tuition will increase to $3,698 after November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2,998 Tuition will increase to $3,098 after November 30th

Dates:

Session 1:
June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023

Session 2:
July 9, 2023 July 21, 2023

Session 3:
July 23, 2023 August 4, 2023

Location:

UCLA
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Course Overview

Are you considering a career in architecture or design? Are you working on your college application and portfolio? Or are you simply curious about what it is like to be an architect?

The Summer Springboard architecture course for high school students introduces architectural ideas, design principles, and methods of exploring problems of the built environment in a collaborative setting. While working on a design project, you will learn about the academic path to an architectural degree, the day-to-day work of an architect, and the career opportunities.

Excursions may include visits to architecturally significant buildings, design studios, and top-tier engineering and architecture firms.

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure


There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program