Architecture in New York

If you've always had a passion for architecture, then look no further! Learn about how this world renowned city was shaped by its iconic architecture and what it takes to become a professional in the field!

Architecture Course for teens in New York

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

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Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, New York


  • It was nice to have an actual engineer as the instructor of the course who had been on the job for most of his life.

    Griffin H.

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 studio 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.

Meet your instructor

Guido Zuliani

Architecture Cooper Union

Guido Zuliani is an architect and an educator. He graduated summa cum laude from the Università IUAV di Venezia in the summer of 1980. In 1982 he became a registered architect. In the fall of 1985 Mr. Zuliani moved to New York and began to teach at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union where is he currently a Distinguished Professor in Architecture. At Cooper Mr. Zuliani has taught Design Studios, Architectural History, and Seminars in the Theory and History of Architecture.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

At the New York campus, excursions could include a tour of the iconic Chrysler Building or more modern creations such as 4 Times Square, a green-design building constructed in 2000 by Fox & Fowle, known for their sustainably designed buildings, or the World Trade Center Transportation Hub (commonly known as the Oculus) recognized for its symbolism and physical complexity.

boy and girl discussing business plan

Career Exploration

This past summer excursions included touring and meeting with architecture studios like KPF Architects, known for working on projects such as the EDGE in NYC, The World Bank Headquarters in DC, among others. Students also had an opportunity to meet with Obra Architects, Transsolar, and Bone/Levine Architects.

Architect drafting blueprint

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program