Discover Architecture Summer 2020
The Illinois School of Architecture will be offering it’s Discover Architecture Program via Zoom this summer to introduce high school students and recent graduates to the discipline of architecture both as a profession and as a field of academic endeavor. Students will learn about architecture through the lenses of architectural history, health and well-being, urbanism, detail and fabrication and building performance.
Students will be given a sketchbook to practice their drawing, and freehand sketching. Upon completion, students will be exposed to the school’s program areas and the ability to begin a portfolio of their work. Virtually, students will visit the Illinois School of Architecture and an architectural firm. The four-hour sessions will be taught by University of Illinois faculty who are committed to giving the students at the Illinois School of Architecture a robust education and experience within the built environment.
Discover Architecture is focused not only on helping prospective students decide if they want to pursue architecture as their field of chosen endeavor, but also on giving students new to architecture a look at their undergraduate careers.
Comments from previous Discover Architecture Students:
“[Discover Architecture] showed me a lot about what architects look for in buildings and how much work goes into drawing a building. I also was very amazed to see the transformation from a drawn picture of somewhere in the architecture building into your very own building!”
“It went above and beyond my expectations. I love how we went through all the major steps of a final project and I really got the feel of what a college class would be like.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this experience because it gave me a nice outlook into what will be expected in this career. Although the studio hours were long, and it was different because it was a lot of drawing, I was able to realize that it was fun work and I could see myself doing this as my major.”
“This program was one of the best programs in which I have ever participated! The teachers really connected with every student and made them feel right at home.”
“I enjoyed the program and I really enjoyed the gallery of students’ work. It was a great way to view and appreciate others' skills.”
“This program opened up my eyes to architecture and it gave me a definite vision for my future. I will definitely pursue architecture as my major in college.”
“I feel like the two weeks I spent in the Discover Architecture program really helped me understand what being an architect is all about. It was a great deal of work, but it was all worth it in the end when I saw my idea come to life.”
“This program was a great experience and will really help me to decide my future plans. Thank you for this great opportunity!”
”It was a lot of fun and I made great friends. It was certainly the highlight of my summer and it taught me a lot about architecture as a practice and major in college.”
”The program was very well structured and the experience was one that I will always look back on with good memories!”