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UCLA A.UD Summer Program Offers Jumpstart

carolineblackburn May 19 '14 0

UCLA Architecture & Urban Design is pleased to present our 2014 Summer offerings that will continue to engage students in rigorous and innovative design. UCLA A.UD Summer Programs will provide unique opportunities for college students, professionals, and high school students to explore architecture and design with cutting-edge designers and practitioners, to learn and use the most dynamic software, work with fellow colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds, and to experience summer in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus.

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN.

To register go to the following link:
https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Register/institutes_register.cfm

JumpStart: June 23 -  August 1, 2014Open to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students and working professionals.

WorkShops: August - September 2014
Open to all individuals interested in learning and further developing digital design skills.

Teen ArchStudio: July 21 – August 1, 2014

Open to current high school students.

JumpStart

Six-week program exploring architectural education for individuals contemplating careers in architecture, design and related fields. The program is structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curricula of graduate programs. Intensive design exercises using the latest computer aided techniques in 3D modeling lead to complex and sophisticated architectural projects that ultimately conform a robust basis for applications to graduate programs.

The UCLA A.UD SUMMER Jumpstart Program is open to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students, and working professionals.

This program is an intensive, full-time summer architecture experience. Before enrolling in the program, you should be fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design Studio: Focused on developing design skills using contemporary processes of production. Projects enhance the relationship between building and human scales, deeply rooted in a current social and cultural environment. The digital modeling component within Design Studio introduces students to digital modeling and drawing skills subsequently deployed in design projects.

History of Architecture and Urban Design: (Optional) Survey of architectural and urban history from baroque to contemporary moment that covers significant buildings, spaces, artifacts, and theories of modernism.

Class activities include:

  • create brief yet rigorous and sophisticated projects 
  • learn the latest techniques on digital design​
  • engage in demonstrations using digital and analog techniques 
  • participate in group and one-on-one instruction led by architects and designers
  • participate in group reviews and critiques and present your projects to guest designers, critics, and instructors
  • access to UCLA’s Arts and Architecture Library

Participants explore Los Angeles through field trips, attend lectures by prominent Los Angeles architects and designers, experience a portfolio workshop and career symposium, and exhibit their work in the culminating JumpStart exhibition.

THIS PROGRAM CAN CARRY 6 OR 11 QUARTER UNITS OF UC CREDIT:

Please note that ARCH&UD 10B is no longer a program requirement. Students interested in combining JumpStart with ARCH&UD 10B may enroll in the JumpStart program [ARCH&UD 103] and then enroll in ARCH&UD 10B separately. The program schedule allows for both components to run simultaneously.

6 UNIT TRACK:
Students will be officially enrolled into the following courses:
                •       Introduction to Architectural Design (ARCH&UD 103, 6 units)

11 UNIT TRACK:
Students will be officially enrolled into the following courses:
                •       Introduction to Architectural Design (ARCH&UD 103, 6 units)
                •       History of Architecture and Urban Design: Baroque to the Contemporary Moment (ARCH&UD 10B, 5 units)

This program is designed to be an intensive, full-time summer architecture experience. Before enrolling in the program, you should be fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.

CURRICULUM

Introduction to Architectural Design Studio (ARCH&UD 103, 6 units)

This course will introduce students to basic architectural design principles and problem solving. Students will learn to control point, line, surface and volume to shape spaces for human use. Visual analysis will be introduced as a tool for discussing and understanding organization. Students will learn techniques of repetition, variation, order, scale and rhythm. Students will use case study analysis to uncover disciplinary issues within a design problem and then produce an individual solution to the problem. The coursework will consist of two exercises. The design problems will grow in complexity and include the design of a seating element and a roof structure for an existing courtyard. The first assignment will focus on the material morphology and the transformation from analog material to a tectonic organization of an object, the second exercise on the spatial morphology, leading from conceptual diagrams to a spatial organization. Students will learn to address conceptual concerns with material solutions documented in two and three dimensions. Emphasis will be placed on physical modeling and measured orthographic and axonometric drawings.

The digital modeling component within Design Studio will introduce students to techniques of spatial representation as it relates to architectural design. Students will learn how to communicate using two- and three-dimensional drawings and models. Two-dimensional drawing techniques will include orthographic projection and parallel projection. Three-dimensional modeling will be introduced as an extension of these regulating projection systems, enforcing rigorous construction of complex and curvilinear forms. All drawing will be executed in a digital environment, primarily using Rhinoceros 3D, or “Rhino.” Rhino is a software package that can accommodate both two- and three-dimensional work, as well as providing an introduction to the commands and capacities of other industry standard modeling and drawing environments including AutoCAD, Maya, and 3D Studio.

History of Architecture and Urban Design: Baroque to Contemporary Moment (ARCH&UD 10B, 5 units)

Survey of architectural and urban history from baroque to contemporary moment that covers significant buildings, spaces, artifacts, and theories of modernism. Architecture performs as reflection of cultural, sociopolitical, philosophical, and technological transformations in world history. Stylistic genres, applied terminology, seminal texts, and alternative historiographies that apply to design of built domain that ranges in scale from details to cities. While canon of Western tradition remains overall focus, weekly thematic categories provide variety of conduits for addressing architecture and urban design in global context.

Portfolio Workshop and Career Symposium

A one-day intensive session exposes students to convening an application to graduate programs as well as the specifics to  the discipline’s different career paths within architecture and design. 

Faculty members from our M.Arch. I program are invited to explore their expectations of the process of reviewing portfolios and statements of purpose, while current UCLA Architecture and Design graduate students offer tips and their personal experiences on their journey of applying to graduate programs.

Local architects and designers present and discuss how their unique practices work and their trajectories from graduate school to current practice.

Lecture Series

Local and visiting architects, designers, and talented professionals in related fields are invited to present their work.. A Q&A session following each lecture gives students the opportunity to learn more about each guest through their own perspective

Final Review and Exhibition
The last day of the program is dedicated to reviewing the students’ work in the group demonstration format. Faculty members from different Los Angeles architecture schools are invited to contribute to the discussion of each individual student’s work, promoting a dynamic conversation that enhances architectural production at large.

An Exhibition of student work takes place on the final day of the program in the Perloff Hall Gallery. Family members and friends are invited to observe the final review and attend the exhibition opening reception.

Jumpstart Program Layout

Jumpstart Prep Checklist

Example of a week in JumpStart:

MONDAY
9-10am Studio Lecture
10am-1pm103 Intro to Architectural Design Studio
1-2pm Lunch
2-6pm Design Studio Lab

TUESDAY
10am-1pm History of Architecture (11 Unit Track)
1-2pm Lunch
2-6pm 102 Intro to Representation

WEDNESDAY
9-12am 103 Intro to Architectural Design Studio
12-1pm Lecture Series
1-2pm Lunch
2-6pm Design Studio Lab and Intro Rep Lab

THURSDAY
9-1pm 103 Design Studio and Intro to Reg Lab
1-2pm Lunch
2-6pm 102 Intro to Representation

FRIDAY
10am-1pm 10B History of Architecture  (11 Unite Track)
1-2pm Lunch
2-6pm 103 Intro to Architectural Design Studio

SATURDAY
10am-5pm    Fied Trip to Lo Angeles Landmark and or Architectural Offices

Field Trips

Students will have the opportunity to explore the architecture of Los Angeles' diverse communities through field trips. Tours are guided by current UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Ph.D. and graduate students including visits to landmark buildings such as Caltrans, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Eames House, Schindler’s House, Getty Center, Griffith Observatory and the architectural offices of: Morphosis (Thom Mayne), Hodgetts + Fung,  Greg Lynn Form, Mark Mack Architects, PATTERNS, etc.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration:
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Summer Programs is offered through the UCLA Summer Institutes.

To register go to the following link:
https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Register/institutes_register.cfm

Contact information:
UCLA Summer Institutes
1331 Murphy Hall
Box 951418
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1418
Tel: (310) 825-4101
Fax: (310) 825-1528
E-mail: institutes@summer.ucla.edu

Financial Aid:
Financial aid for Summer Institutes session participants is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section.

http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/GeneralInfo/finaid.htm

Housing:
Housing is available in the UCLA Residence Halls. You can view the various housing options and rates at the following link. You will need to obtain a UCLA Logon ID and Password in order to access the online housing application. http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Architecture/housing.htm

Tuition:
This program can carry 6 or 11 quarter units of University of California credit:

Please note that ARCH&UD 10B is no longer a program requirement.

Students will have the option to select one of two tracks for the program during the registration process. Students interested in combining JumpStart with ARCH&UD 10B may select the [ARCH&UD 10B, 103] track.

Students that do not want ARCH&UD 10B may select [ARCH&UD 103] track. The program schedule allows for both tracks to run simultaneously.

6 Unit Track:

•    Introduction to Architectural Design (ARCH&UD 103, 6 units). Due to visa restrictions, this track is not open to international students.

11 Unit Track:

•    Introduction to Architectural Design (ARCH&UD 103, 6 units)

•    History of Architecture and Urban Design--Baroque to the Contemporary Moment (ARCH&UD 10B, 5 units).

This program is designed to be an intensive, full-time summer architecture experience. Before enrolling in the program, you should be fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.

Grades
Program participants will earn units of credit and will be recorded on an official University of California transcript. Please note that official transcripts are not automatically sent to students. You can view more information about UCLA grading policies and how to acquire an official transcript.

http://www.summer.ucla.edu/Courses/courses.htm#GradingPolicies

Program Fee
(includes registration fees, course fees and excursions)     

6 Unit Track:
UC Undergrad: $2,926
UC Grad Students: $3,334
Visiting U.S. Students: $3,334
Visiting International**: N/A

11 Unit Track:
UC Undergrad: $4,281
UC Grad Students: $5,029
Visiting U.S. Students: $5,029
Visiting International: $5,279

* A nonrefundable deposit ($400 for international students including I-20 processing fee; $150 for everyone else) required for registration applies toward the program fee.

** International students are not eligible to enroll in the 6 unit track.

All fees are subject to change; additional fees may apply. Please visit www.summer.ucla.edu for the most updated fee information.

Supply List
Please purchase all materials on the supply list before the course begins.

Past guests at the weekly  lecture series  include: 

Neil Denari: Principal, NMDA Architects; Professor UCLA A.UD
http://www.nmda-inc.com/

Hitoshi Abe: Principal, Atelier Hitoshi Abe; Chair and Professor UCLA A.UD
http://www.a-slash.jp/

Greg LynnPrincipal, Greg Lynn Form, Professor UCLA A.UD 
http://www.glform.com/

Heather RobergePrincipal, Murmur; Assistant Professor UCLA A.UD
http://murmur-la.com/

Kivi Sotamaa: Principal, Sotamaa; Adjunct Associate Professor UCLA A.UD 
http://www.sotamaa.net/

Kevin Daily: Principal, Daly Genik; Lecturer UCLA A.UD 
http://www.dalygenik.com/

Hadrian PredockPrincipal Predock Fane Architects; Lecturer UCLA A.UD 
http://www.predockfrane.com/


 
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