Apply

UHart Architecture Summer Institute

Quick Facts

For: High school students—rising juniors and seniors

When: July 11-29, 2022

Where: University of Hartford

Cost: $3,000 

EXTENDED Scholarship Deadline: April 25 

Application Deadline: June 15


Questions? Contact Instructor Stephen Smith or the Department of Architecture Chair James Fuller.

Apply Online

This unique pre-college program offers rising high school juniors and seniors a three-week, immersive experience in architecture and design. 

About the Program

The University of Hartford and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) are launching a new, exciting program for students considering a rewarding career in the architecture field while gaining valuable college experience. This pre-college program offers a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors. If you have an interest in design, art, architecture, construction, graphics, or related interests, this is the summer program for you!

This three-week program will immerse you in a range of content focused on the practice of architecture including design, history, theory, structures, construction, and technology. The program is taught in the well-equipped architecture studios at the University of Hartford with additional opportunities outside of the studio including field trips, architecture firm visits, and more.

During the program, you will:

  1. Participate in engaging lectures with our experienced faculty
  2. Expand your creativity during our dedicated design studio time including collaborating with others
  3. Learn skills in model making, hand drawing, digital drawing tools, digital fabrication, laser cutting, 3D printing, and more
  4. Visit local architecture firms, construction sites, and tour significant buildings in the area
  5. Earn (3) college credits that can be applied to the University of Hartford per the discretion of school or College.
  6. Gain a genuine college experience

*credits may be accepted at other universities/colleges but are subject to their institutional review for transfer eligibility based on their program and review of your portfolio.

Eligibility

female student working on architecture project

Students eligible for the program are:

  1. Rising high school juniors and seniors
  2. Living in a commutable radius (about 50 miles) to the University of Hartford campus
  3. Based on University of Hartford health guidelines, all participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (including boosters if eligible) at the start of the program. 

Application Deadline:

Space is limited, and you are encouraged to apply early!

Cost for Program:

The three-week program is $3,000, which includes digital text and an architecture kit. The kit includes a sketchbook, drawing materials, scales, drawing instruments, and model tools and materials.)

Need-based scholarships are available for this program.

Tentative Schedule

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. | Drawing
11 a.m. | Lecture – Architecture Principles
12:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 p.m. | Design Studio (Project #1)
5 p.m. | Open Studio

Friday
Field Trip

Weekend
Open Studio

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. | Physical Modeling
11 a.m. | Lecture – Architecture Systems
12:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 p.m. | Design Studio (Project #2)
5 p.m. | Open Studio

Friday
Field Trip

Weekend
Open Studio

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. | Digital Media / Fabrication
11 a.m. | Lecture – Technology / Construction
12:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 p.m. | Design Studio (Project #3)
5 p.m. | Open Studio

Friday
Final Presentation/Student Exhibition

Weekend
Open Studio