The study of architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that combines design creativity, historical perspective, technical excellence, social responsibility, and global and environmental leadership. The Pre-College Architecture Program is structured to introduce you to each of these areas and for you to experience studying architecture in a university setting.
Primary Goals of Pre-College Architecture
Pre-College will provide you with a strong foundation and give you a clear idea of what to expect at a college level architectural program. The mix of seminars, workshops, drawing and digital media classes will introduce you to some of the theory, process and methodology of current design practice. The experience of working in the studio environment is quite different from the traditional classroom that you may be used to, giving you the opportunity to begin to develop your own design sensibility as you work iteratively through the creative process.
The Value of Attending Pre-College
Pre-college is a good opportunity to test the fit of architecture with your career goals and expand upon your creative and technical skills, providing a solid head start if you decide to enter this field of study. Project work is partnered with a focus on documentation and techniques to communicate your ideas visually. We run workshops to assist you in photographing your work and creating a strong portfolio, which is an essential part of a student’s presentation package.