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A.UD SUMMER SUMMER PROGRAMS 2016: Teen ArchStudio

By UCLA_AUD
Feb 17, '16 3:54 PM EST

Registration will open on March 1, 2016
July 11 - July 22, 2016
2-Unit Track [2 quarter units]
July 11 - July 29, 2016 3-Unit Track [3 quarter units
Feel free to contact us with your questions by email teenarchstudio@aud.ucla.edu 


OVERVIEW AND GENERAL INFORMATION
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute Program is offered by the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and open to current high school students. The program offers an intensive, full-time summer architectural experience to high school students interested in exploring architecture and design thinking. Two tracks are offered for interested participants:
TWO WEEK TRACK
July 11 - July 22, 2016 (2-Unit Track, 2 quarter units of UC credit)
This track covers two-weeks of exploratory design studio in which students will work alongside their studio instructors through several design exercises and projects.
THREE WEEK TRACK
July 11 - July 29, 2016 (3-Unit Track, 3 quarter units of UC credit)
The track pairs includes an additional third week to the standard two-week program and introducing basic digital and computational tools.
Before enrolling in the program, you should be fully aware of the time commitment and course workload inherent in a program of this nature.
This program exposes high school students to the architecture discipline, giving them a sense of the life of a college student and the chance to experience the profession through the design of a project and fieldtrips to landmark buildings and Los Angeles architectural offices.
Participants will:

  • Receive mentorship from current UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students, alumni, and faculty.
  • Have the opportunity to utilize the renowned facilities of the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design including the campus at large, as well as experience the urban life of Los Angeles.

Both tracks are structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curriculum of an undergraduate program. Studio focuses on developing design skills through space making and its drawing representation. Individual and group projects generate a dynamic and productive environment designed to help students in their decision making process to consider studies in architecture or other design related fields.


FACULTY AND CURRICULUM
The Teen ArchStudio Summer Institute program has limited housing capacity and offers two tracks, carrying 2 and 3 quarter units of P/NP UC credit respectively:
The 2-unit track curriculum includes Architecture & Urban Design 1: Introduction to Architectural Design [2 units option].
Dates are July 11 - July 22, 2016.
The 3-unit track curriculum includes Architecture & Urban Design 1: Introduction to Architectural Design [3 units option].
Dates are July 11 - July 29, 2016.
This credit can be counted as credit towards UC graduation requirements or transferred to most other four-year colleges.
Both tracks are structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within the curriculum of an undergraduate program. Studio focuses on developing design skills through space making and its drawing representation. Individual and group projects generate a dynamic and productive environment designed to help students in their decision making process to consider studies in architecture or other design related fields.
On the second week of the program, a Career Symposium exposes students to the latest developments in the discipline as well as different paths to pursue architectural education both at undergraduate and graduate levels.


Teen ArchStudio activities include:

  • Create space by designing brief projects
  • Learn drawing and modeling 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


FIELD TRIPS to significant architectural and design sites in Los Angeles take place on the first weekend of the program. See Sample Field Trip Itinerary 2015 Field Trip Guide
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. 2015 Lecture Poster  2015 Portfolio Workshop / Career Symposium Poster
OPTIONAL THIRD WEEK
The 3-unit track [third week] includes additional instruction where students will learn the graphic and conceptual techniques to compose and design a portfolio. Two dimensional graphic digital techniques will be introduced to process all materials produced during the first two weeks of design studio.
Software: Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, inDesign
Students will also be introduced to a series of digital techniques to learn the basics of two and three-dimensional digital modeling to construct complex forms.
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 an engaging  dynamic  conversation that enhances architectural production at large.
This year, the final review for the 2-unit track will take place on July 22, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Perloff Hall. A reception will follow immediately from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
The 3-unit track final review will take place on July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Perloff Hall. A reception will also follow immediately from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

HOUSING AND IMPORTANT RESOURCES
FACILITIES AND MEALS
Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, we strongly encourage mature high school students who can demonstrate the capacity to reside in a college environment to enroll in the optional residential plan (for a virtual tour, click here). The plan includes supervision, a meal plan, and a schedule of activities. By participating in the plan, students will:

  • Live in the newest university accommodations: Sproul Cove, eight stories of residential space that will sit atop Sproul Presidio, a three-story support space that will feature a 450-seat multipurpose room, a 750-seat dining hall and a fitness center.
  • Spend more time working on their projects or rehearsing their final project review performance
  • Receive full supervision by an exceptional staff of UCLA students and full-time staff members
  • Have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, sites nationally recognized for their excellent cuisine. You must, however, purchase your lunch each day at any of the campus eating establishments on campus.

UCLA residence halls provide the following amenities:

  • Rooms wired for Internet Access
  • Gender-specific shared bathrooms on each side of the hall
  • 24-hour front desk service and a secure facility entrance
  • Access to world class recreation facilities
  • Laundry facilities available on the first floor

SUPERVISION
Please Note: Students enrolled in any pre-college Summer Institute programs may only leave the program with prior permission from their parent/guardian AND with prior approval from the program, as well as the UCLA Office of Summer Sessions. Parents or guardians must notify Summer Sessions with the Leave of Absence Form of any absence during the entire length of the program, including instructional time and residency. All requests must be received at least THREE business days PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM START DATE. Requests that are received after the deadline will be considered only under special circumstances. Instructions and the Leave of Absence form is available here.
STUDENTS WITHOUT THE RESIDENTIAL PLAN
Students who are not enrolled in the residential plan will be supervised only during the instruction and daytime program activities.
STUDENTS WITH THE RESIDENTIAL PLAN
Students who are enrolled in the optional residential plan will receive full supervision by trained program counselors and exceptional UCLA full-time staff members throughout the program. All program counselors are required to undergo an extensive background check to ensure top-notch safety. Program counselors will:

  • Reside in the same residence hall with students
  • Plan and provide full supervision during off campus activities
  • Provide wake-up and curfew checks

Additional precautions include 24 hour front desk service, surveillance cameras, key access only, and UC Police Department.
Students will be assigned roommates based on age and gender. You will have the option to indicate a preferred roommate on the registration form. Students will not be assigned as roommates unless both students indicate this preference on their registration form.
Students will:

  • Share a double-occupancy room with a fellow student in the same program
  • Have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and counselors extensively
  • Participate in planned social activities on selected evenings

Students are expected to participate in scheduled evening activities and to be in assigned rooms by 11:00 pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) I know kids will have breakfast and dinner provided. How much pocket money should we give them for lunches and incidental expenses?
Lunch on campus typically costs between $10-$15 dollars, including drinks, and students occasionally purchase snacks in the vending machines or local bookstore. The restaurants, cafes and vendors accept most major credit cards.  

2) When and where will our kid’s be able to get a Bruin Card?
The high school students will receive their Bruin Card the first day of the program, after which they can add money to the card. 

2) What drawing utensils do you recommend the students to bring?
They are encouraged to bring any drawing materials they would like, but we also make sure to provide for most of the necessary supplies. Anything outside the prescribed supply kits will be available for purchase in the Luvalle Bookstore, across the street from the department. 

3) Will there be homework assignments or is everything done during studio hours?
All assignments will be completed in studio. 

4) If I have theater tickets for the Geffen on the 24th and wanted to stop by and either visit my child or have dinner with my child on campus, can I do that without filling out the Leave-of-Absence form?
No, any absence from the program during instruction hours requires a Leave-of-Absence form. Additionally, if a student is in the housing component of the program and plans to leave to meet with family or friends, they will also need to submit a leave of absence for each time they are meeting their family. Please be advised that Leave-of-Absence forms are due minimum 3 days in advance of the planned activity. 

5) For the residential component, do most kids stay on campus or leave on the weekends? Students are expected to stay with the program during weekends, and any absence requires a Leave-of-Absence form. 

6) Do most kids bring an iPad or computer? Is it necessary for research or homework or is it better to just come without it?
iPads and computers are not encouraged during instruction time and assignments will not require additional research, but students in the residential component of the program might prefer to stay in touch with friends and family. 

7) Will you provide transportation for Saturday's field trip?
Yes, transportation for the field trip will be provided. 

8) Will there be laundry facilities? Do you need quarters or does a credit card work?
There are laundry facilities provided at the residential housing. Please check with UCLA Summer Housing (http://www.housing.ucla.edu/summer/) with questions regarding their facilities and services. 

9) I was wondering if there is an option to check-in earlier than the time allotted.
Unfortunately, an earlier check-in is not possible. Please plan accordingly.