Now accepting applications for the 2017 X-LAB Summer Program in Japan!

As professional boundaries continually expand into other fields, Architecture is currently in search of a multi-dimensional approach to the future environment. The X-LAB Summer Program is a cross-disciplinary curriculum experimenting with new strategies for our built environment. Accepted student participants will work closely with a diverse faculty to consider architecture’s elastic boundaries.

From July 30th to August 12th, the X-LAB Summer Program will bring together the fields of architecture, business, technology and science to explore emerging territories through collaborative exchanges to test ideas and share knowledge. A flexible, non-hierarchical platform, this interdisciplinary approach is comprised of two studios (seven students each), seminars, and forums with a research focus on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and themes of Community, Mobility, and Diversity. Participants and faculty alike are exposed to new concepts and ideas constructing our future built environment and shaping the architectural discipline.

One of the exciting benefits of the X-LAB Summer Program is the FREE tuition for accepted participants! Two accepted UCLA A.UD students will be awarded a $1,500 travel stipend to aid with airfare and accommodation costs. All A.UD students—undergraduate, graduate, M.A./Ph.D and 2017 graduates—are encouraged to apply.

The X-LAB Summer Program is an international collaboration between Shinkenchiku-sha and A+U Publication, and X-LAB—a Small Research Center in UCLA's A.UD. Additional program collaborators include The University of Tokyo’s Department of Architecture and the Urban Design Centre Kashwa. Co-directed by Hitoshi Abe, Kengo Kuma, and Atsushi Deguchi, the X-LAB Summer Program is supported by Mitsui Fudosan. 

To apply, e-mail to following items to Courtney Coffman (X-LAB Program Manager) at courtney.coffman@ucla.edu:

+ Name

+ Age

+ Nationality

+ Academic Year

+ Letter of Interest (500 word limit)

+ One Work Sample (10MB limit)