Architecture Career Discovery Program
Who: Open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
When: July 8-19, 2019 | Duration: Two Weeks
Cost: Commuters: $1300.00 Residential: $3270.00
This two-week program, focuses on an introduction to the theory of architecture, computing and simulation, freehand and extreme drawing, building ecologies and design. Students will be individually critiqued and tutored in design studios, group and individual projects, reviews, and public presentations.
The core of the experience is studio work. Critique and evaluation of studio work is continuous, occuring in one-on-one discussion with instructors and in larger group reviews. Studio work is complimented by a series of lectures discussing the broader context of architectural practice, contemporary projects and practitioners, as well as more technical concerns such as drawing and model making.
The structure of the program follows three exercises that build upon each other. The first two exercises deal with abstract forms and concepts; they are accomplished through modeling and drawing by hand. The final exercise deploys the abstract work in developing a novel architectural proposal- a small pavillion sited on the Rensselaer campus. This exercise introduces two and three-dimensional digital tools, and the final deliverables of this program are produced using computer software.
At the end of the program, students will have beginning proficiency in the following software: Rhinceros (3D modeling), Adobe Illustrator (2D drawing), and Adobe Photoshop (image editing).