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NEWS

UCLA A.UD SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017
EXPERIENCE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN


UCLA Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to present our 2017 Summer offerings that continue to engage students in rigorous and innovative design. Programs provide unique opportunities for college students and high school students to explore architecture and design with cutting-edge designers and practitioners, to learn and use the most dynamic software, work with fellow colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds, and to experience summer in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus.

REGISTRATION is open now. Click here to register. 

JUMPSTART
Open to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students and working professionals. 
July 10 -  August 4, 2017 

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO

Open to highschool students. 

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO (Two Weeks)
July 9 - July 21, 2017 

2 quarter units of UC credit

This track covers two-weeks of exploratory design studio in which students will work alongside their studio instructors through several design exercises and projects.

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO PLUS (Three Weeks)
July 9 - July 28, 2017 

3 quater units of UC credit

The PLUS track includes an additional third week to the standard two-week program introducing basic digital and computational tools.

JumpStart

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design offers a four-week program exploring architectural education for individuals contemplating careers in architecture, design, and related fields. The program carries 6 quarter units of UC credit respectively. The program is structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curricula of graduate programs. Intensive design exercises using the latest computer aided techniques in 3D modeling lead to complex and sophisticated architectural projects that ultimately conform a robust basis for applications to graduate programs.

STUDIO WORK

  • Focused on developing design skills using contemporary processes of production.

  • Projects enhance the relationship between building and human scales, deeply rooted in a current social and cultural environment.

  • Develop digital modeling and drawing skills subsequently deployed in design projects.

  • Learn the latest techniques on digital design.

  • Engage in demonstrations using digital and analog techniques.

  • Participate in group and one-on-one instruction led by architects and designers.

  • Participate in group reviews and critiques and present your projects to guest designers, critics, and instructors.

  • Gain access to UCLA's Arts and Architecture Library.

OVERALL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Field trips of significant architectural and design sites in Los Angeles take place each week. 2015 Field Trip Guide

Lecture Series includes important local architects and critics who explore the central significance of Los Angeles for the future of American architecture and urbanism provide presentations within our weekly series. 2016 Lecture Poster 

A Portfolio Workshop and Career Symposium expose students to the latest developments in the discipline as well as information to assist them to strengthen their portfolios for application to graduate programs. 2016 Portfolio Workshop / Career Symposium Poster

This program is an intensive, full-time summer architecture experience. Before enrolling in the program, you should be fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.

FACULTY AND CURRICULUM

CURRICULUM

The JumpStart Summer Institute Program carries 6 quarter units of UC credit. The curriculum includes Arch & UD 103: Introduction to Architectural Design to begin on July 9, 2017. See Course Descriptions for more information about the course. 2016 Sample Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ARCH&UD 103: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (6 units)

Design Studio will introduce students to basic architectural design principles and problem solving. Students will learn to control point, line, surface and volume to shape spaces for human use. Visual analysis will be introduced as a tool for discussing and understanding organization. Students will learn techniques of repetition, variation, order, scale and rhythm. Students will use case study analysis to uncover disciplinary issues within a design problem and then produce an individual solution to the problem. The coursework will consist of two exercises. The first assignment will focus on the material morphology and the transformation from analog material to a tectonic organization of an object, the second exercise on the spatial morphology, leading from conceptual diagrams to a spatial organization. Students will learn to address conceptual concerns with material solutions documented in two and three dimensions. Emphasis will be placed on physical and digital modeling and measured orthographic and axonometric drawings. The digital modeling component within Design Studio will introduce students to techniques of spatial representation as it relates to architectural design. Students will learn how to communicate using two- and three-dimensional drawings and models. Two-dimensional drawing techniques will include orthographic projection and parallel projection. Three-dimensional modeling will be introduced as an extension of these regulating projection systems, enforcing rigorous construction of complex and curvilinear forms. All drawings will be executed in a digital environment, primarily using Rhinoceros 3D, or "Rhino." Rhino is a software package that can accommodate both two- and three-dimensional work, as well as providing an introduction to the commands and capacities of other industry standard modeling and drawing environments including AutoCAD, Maya, and 3D Studio.

EXCURSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS

Students will have the opportunity to explore the architecture of Los Angeles' diverse communities through field trips. Tours are guided by current UCLA Architecture and Urban Design graduate students including visits to landmark buildings such as Caltrans, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Eames House, Schindler House, Getty Center, Griffith Observatory as well as the architectural offices of prominent architects. 2015 Field Trip Guide

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP AND CAREER SYMPOSIUM

A one-day intensive session exposes students to convening an application to graduate programs as well as the specifics to the discipline's different career paths within architecture and design. Faculty members from our M.Arch.I program are invited to explore their expectations of the process of reviewing portfolios and statements of purpose, while current UCLA Architecture and Design graduate students offer tips and their personal experiences on their journey of applying to graduate programs. Local architects and designers present and discuss how their unique practices work and their trajectories from graduate school to current practice. This year the workshop will be held on Thursday, July 20 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, and the symposium will be held the same day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, both at Perloff Hall Room 1102. 2016 Portfolio Workshop / Career Symposium Poster

LECTURE SERIES

Local and visiting architects, designers, and talented professionals in related fields are invited to present their work. A Q&A session following each lecture gives students the opportunity to learn more about each guest through their own perspective.  2016 Lecture Poster

FINAL REVIEW AND EXHIBITION

The last day of the program is dedicated to reviewing the students' work in the group demonstration format. Faculty members from different Los Angeles architecture schools are invited to contribute to the discussion of each individual student's work, promoting a dynamic conversation that enhances architectural production at large. An Exhibition of student work takes place on the final day of the program in the Perloff Hall Gallery. Family members and friends are invited to observe the final review and attend the exhibition opening reception. This year, the final review will take place on July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Perloff Hall. A certificates ceremony and end of program reception will follow immediately after, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

SCHEDULE AND SYLLABUS (documents will be available soon).

SUPPLY LIST

A supply list will be distributed to enrolled students via email. Please purchase all materials on the supply list before the start of the program. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers to the JumpStart program. Access to computers for the completion of assignments may be limited. Due to the rapidly changing state of computer technology and to individual preferences, we do not provide specific computer recommendations but generally the faster the processor, the more memory, and the better the graphics capability of a computer, the better. 

Jumpstart 2017 Sample Schedule here

GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Summer Programs is offered through the UCLA Summer Institutes. Register here
 

Contact information:

UCLA Summer Institutes

1331 Murphy Hall

Box 951418

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1418

Tel: (310) 825-4101
Fax: (310) 825-1528

E-mail: jumpstart@aud.ucla.edu

Financial Aid:
Financial aid for Summer Institutes session participants is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section.

Housing:

Housing is available in the UCLA Residence Halls. You can view the various housing options and rates at the following link. You will need to obtain a UCLA Logon ID and Password in order to access the online housing application.

**For individuals opting to stay in the UCLA Residence Halls, please note that university housing is offered for the full four weeks (July 9 - August 4).

Grades

Program participants will earn units of credit and will be recorded on an official University of California transcript. Please note that official transcripts are not automatically sent to students. You can view more information about UCLA grading policies and how to acquire an official transcript.
 

Program Fee

(includes registration fees, course fees and excursions)     

Jumpstart (6 Unit Total)

UC Undergrad Students: $2,686
All other U.S. Students: $3100
UC Grad Students: $3,100

Visiting U.S. Students: $3,100

All fees are subject to change; additional fees may apply. Please visit http://www.summer.ucla.edu/fees for the most updated fee information. * A nonrefundable $150 deposit for U.S. students is required for registration and will be applied towards the program fee. A nonrefundable $400 deposit for International students is required for registration and will be applied towards the program fee, including I-20 processing fee.

 

Past lecture series guests include: 

Neil Denari: Principal, NMDA Architects; Interim Chair and Professor UCLA A.UD
http://www.nmda-inc.com/

Hitoshi Abe: Principal, Atelier Hitoshi Abe; Professor UCLA A.UD
http://www.a-slash.jp/

Thom Mayne: Design Principal, Morphosis; Distinguished Professor UCLA A.UD
http:www.morphosis.com

Greg Lynn: 
Principal, Greg Lynn Form, Professor UCLA A.UD
http://www.glform.com/

Heather Roberge: Principal, Murmur; Assistant Professor UCLA A.UD
http://murmur-la.com/

Kevin Daily: Principal, Daly Genik; Lecturer UCLA A.UD 
http://www.dalygenik.com/
 


TEEN ARCHSTUDIO OVERVIEW

A.UD SUMMER TEEN ARCHSTUDIO
EXPERIENCE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Open to highschool students. 

REGISTRATION is open now. Click here to register. 

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO (Two Weeks)
July 9 - July 21, 2017
 
2 quarter units of UC credit


This track covers two-weeks of exploratory design studio in which students will work alongside their studio instructors through several design exercises and projects.


TEEN ARCHSTUDIO PLUS (Three Weeks)
July 9 - July 28, 2017 

3 quater units of UC credit

The PLUS track includes an additional third week to the standard two-week program introducing basic digital and computational tools.

Feel free to contact us with your questions by email teenarchstudio@aud.ucla.edu 


OVERVIEW AND GENERAL INFORMATION
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute Program is offered by the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and open to current high school students. The program offers an intensive, full-time summer architectural experience to high school students interested in exploring architecture and design thinking. Two tracks are offered for interested attendees participants: 

TWO WEEK TRACK
July 9 - July 21, 2017 (2-Unit Track, 2 quarter units of UC credit)

This track covers two-weeks of exploratory design studio in which students will work alongside their studio instructors through several design exercises and projects.

THREE WEEK TRACK
July 9 - July 28, 2017 (3-Unit Track, 3 quarter units of UC credit)

The  track pairs an additional third week to the standard two-week program and introduces basic digital and computational tools. 

Before enrolling in the program, you should be  fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.

This program exposes high school students to the architecture discipline, giving them a sense of the life of a college student and the chance to experience the profession through the design of a project, fieldtrips to landmark buildings and Los Angeles architectural offices.

Participants will:

  • Receive mentorship from current UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students, alumni, and faculty.
  • Have the opportunity to utilize the renowned facilities of the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design including the campus at large, as well as experience the urban life of Los Angeles.

Both tracks are structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curriculum of an undergraduate program. Studio focuses on developing design skills through space making and its drawing representation. Individual and group projects generate a dynamic and productive environment designed to help students in their decision making process to consider studies in architecture or other design related fields.

Click here to see the Teen Archstudio schedule 

Click here to see the Teen Archstudio Plus schedule

FACULTY AND CURRICULUM

The Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute program has limited housing capacity and offers two tracks, carrying 2 and 3 quarter units of P/NP UC credit respectively:

The 2-unit track curriculum includes Architecture & Urban Design 1: Introduction to Architectural Design [2 units option].
Dates are July 9 - July 21, 2017.

The 3-unit track curriculum includes Architecture & Urban Design 1: Introduction to Architectural Design [3 units option].
Dates are July 9 - July 28, 2017.

This credit can be counted as credit towards UC graduation requirements or transferred to most other four-year colleges. 

Both tracks are structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curriculum of an undergraduate program. Studio focuses on developing design skills through space making and its drawing representation. Individual and group projects generate a dynamic and productive environment designed to help students in their decision making process to consider studies in architecture or other design related fields.

On the second week of the program, a Career Symposium exposes students to the latest developments in the discipline as well as different paths to pursue architectural education both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Teen ArchStudio activities include:

  • Create space by designing brief projects
  • Learn drawing and modeling techniques
  • Participate in group and one-on-one instruction led by architects and designers
  • Participate in group reviews and critiques and present your projects to guest designers, critics, and instructors
  • Access to UCLA’s Arts and Architecture Library

FIELD TRIPS of  to significant architectural and design sites in Los Angeles take place on the first weekend of the program. See Sample Field Trip Itinerary 2015 Field Trip Guide

LECTURE SERIES

Local and visiting architects, designers, and talented professionals in related fields are invited to present their work. A Q&A session following each lecture gives students the opportunity to learn more about each guest through their own perspective. 2016 Lecture Poster  2016 Portfolio Workshop / Career Symposium Poster

OPTIONAL THIRD WEEK 

The 3-unit track [third week] includes additional instruction where students will learn the graphic and conceptual techniques to compose and design a portfolio. Two dimensional graphic digital techniques will be introduced to process all materials produced during the first two weeks of design studio.

Software: Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, inDesign

Students will also be introduced to a series of digital techniques to learn the basics of two and three-dimensional digital modeling to construct complex forms.

FINAL REVIEW AND EXHIBITION

The last day of the program is dedicated to reviewing the students’ work in the group demonstration format. Faculty members from different Los Angeles architecture schools are invited to contribute to the discussion of each individual student’s work, promoting an engaging  dynamic  conversation that enhances architectural production at large.

This year, the final review for the 2-unit track will take place on July 21, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Perloff Hall. A reception will follow immediately from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

The 3-unit track final review will take place on July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Perloff Hall. A reception will also follow immediately from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

FEES 
Teen ArchStudio - 2-week track: $1,710. 
Mandatory Residential Plan Fee: $1,260 including housing and two meals a day.

Teen ArchStudio Plus 3-week track $2,305. 
Mandatory Residential Plan Fee: $1,995 including housing and two meals a day.

Plesae note a $150 nonrefundable deposit will be required to reserve your space in the program. This deposit is not an additional fee and will be applied towards your summer balance.

For more detail on fees and payments please go here http://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/TeenArchStudio/feesandpayment

HOUSING AND IMPORTANT RESOURCES


FACILITIES AND MEALS

Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes supervision, a meal plan, and a schedule of activities, is mandatory for all students (for a virtual tour, click here).

  • Live in the newest university accommodations: Sproul Cove, eight stories of residential space that will sit atop Sproul Presidio, a three-story support space that will feature a 450-seat multipurpose room, a 750-seat dining hall and a fitness center.
  • Spend more time working on your their projects or rehearsing your  their final project review performance
  • Receive full supervision by an exceptional staff of UCLA students and full-time staff members
  • Have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, sites nationally recognized for their excellent cuisine. You must, however, purchase your lunch each day at any of the campus eating establishments on campus.

UCLA residence halls provide the following amenities:

  • Rooms wired for Internet Access
  • Gender-specific shared bathrooms on each side of the hall
  • 24-hour front desk service and a secure facility entrance
  • Access to world class recreation facilities
  • Laundry facilities available on the first floor

SUPERVISION 

Please Note: Students enrolled in any pre-college Summer Institute programs may only leave the program with prior permission from their parent/guardian AND with prior approval from the program, as well as the UCLA Office of Summer Sessions. Parents or guardians must notify Summer Sessions with the Leave of Absence Form of any absence during the entire length of the program, including instructional time and residency. All requests must be received at least THREE business days PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM START DATE. Requests that are received after the deadline will be considered only under special circumstances. Instructions and the Leave of Absence form is available here. 

Students in the residential plan will receive full supervision by trained program counselors and exceptional UCLA full-time staff members throughout the program. All program counselors are required to undergo an extensive background check to ensure top-notch safety. Program counselors will:

  • Reside in the same residence hall with students
  • Plan and provide full supervision during off campus activities
  • Provide wake-up and curfew checks

Additional precautions include 24 hour front desk service, surveillance cameras, key access only, and UC Police Department.

Students will be assigned roommates based on age and gender. You will have the option to indicate a preferred roommate on the registration form. Students will not be assigned as roommates unless both students indicate this preference on their registration form.

Students will:

  • Share a double-occupancy room with a fellow student in the same program
  • Have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and counselors extensively
  • Participate in planned social activities on selected evenings

Students are expected to participate in scheduled evening activities and to be in assigned rooms by 11:00 pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

1) I know participants will have breakfast and dinner provided. How much pocket money should we give them for lunches and incidental expenses? 

Lunch on campus typically costs between $10-$15 dollars, including drinks, and students occasionally purchase snacks in the vending machines or local bookstore. The restaurants, cafes and vendors accept most major credit cards.  

 

2) When and where will the participant be able to get a Bruin Card?

The high school students will receive their Bruin Card the first day of the program, after which they can add money to the card. 

 

2) What drawing utensils do you recommend the participant bring?

They are encouraged to bring any drawing materials they would like, but we also make sure to provide for most of the necessary supplies. Anything outside the prescribed supply kits will be available for purchase in the Luvalle Bookstore, across the street from the department. 

 

3) Will there be homework assignments or is everything done during studio hours? 

All assignments will be completed in studio. 

 

4) If I have theater tickets for the Geffen on the 24th and wanted to stop by and either visit my child or have dinner with my child on campus, can I do that without filling out the Leave-of-Absence form?

No, any absence from the program during instruction hours requires a Leave-of-Absence form. Additionally, if student is in the housing component of the program and plans to leave to meet with family or friends, they will also need to submit a leave of absence for each time they are meeting their family. Please be advised that Leave-of-Absence forms are due minimum 3 days in advance of the planned activity. 

 

5) For the residential component, do most kids stay on campus or leave on the weekends? Students are expected to stay with the program during weekends, and any absence requires a Leave-of-Absence form. 

 

6) Do most participants bring an iPad or computer? Is it necessary for research or homework or is it better to just come without it? 

iPads and computers are not encouraged during instruction time and assignments will not require additional research, but students in the residential component of the program might prefer to stay in touch with friends and family. 

 

7) Will you provide transportation for Saturday's field trip?

Yes, transportation for the field trip will be provided. 

 

8) Will there be laundry facilities? Do you need quarters or does a credit card work? 

There are laundry facilities provided at the residential housing. Please check with UCLA Summer Housing (http://www.housing.ucla.edu/summer/) with questions regarding their facilities and services. 

 

9) I was wondering if there is an option to check-in earlier than the time allotted. 

Unfortunately, an earlier check-in is not possible. Please plan accordingly.

 


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