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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 (includes digital text and Architecture Kit. The Kit includes a sketchbook, drawing materials, scales, drawing instruments, and model tools and materials.) Need-based scholarships are available.


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

A new pre-college program offering a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors.

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.

Please note, the program is intended to be taught in-person on campus, with the highest level of safety precautions planned for participants. We have prepared a remote program as well so you do not miss out on this opportunity.

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

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

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