The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

The College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah offers summer programs to introduce young students to the fields of architecture, planning and design. Many of these students possess the skills and interest to pursue an education and career in architecture or planning but may not be aware of the possibilities. We have designed these programs to effectively connect students with campus resources, faculty and students as well as provide them with an understanding of how they might go about pursuing further education in the field.

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Discover Architecture, Planning and Design

Discover Architecture, Planning, and Design
(Ages 15-18)
June 12-16, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Explore architecture and urban ecological planning as possible college majors or careers! Immerse yourself in the college experience, study existing buildings, visit local firms, and create your own model, as you learn the design processes and ecological concepts that shape our cities. Team up with University of Utah faculty and graduate students to develop your own project that will be presented to local professionals and shared with family and friends. Discover what it is like to imagine something and then bring it to life!

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Explore Architecture, Planning & Design

Senior Architects
(Age 15-18)
July 17-July 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Build upon previous skills and experiences through an in-depth exploration of architecture and urban ecological planning. Engage yourself through advanced study of cities, architecture and design fundamentals. Observe design in Salt Lake City, meet with design professionals, and explore buildings and places to apply your skills. Study with University of Utah faculty and graduate students to observe, record, and create designs that will be presented to local professionals and shared with family and friends. Discover what it is like to explore and experiment with design!

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Junior Architects

Junior Architects
(Age 9-11)
July 10 – July 14, 2017
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

This is your opportunity to show your imagination to the world through architectural design! Draw the different architectural periods and styles while taking sketching field trips around the University of Utah campus. Discover how architects use art, science, history, and basic design to create buildings. Once you’ve covered the basics, use your imagination and vision to express your unique architectural style through participation in a large group project that will be shared with family and friends at the end of course.

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Senior Architects

Senior Architects
(Age 11-14)
July 10-14, 2017
10:00 AM to Noon

This class allows students to fully immerse themselves in their projects! Draw the different architectural periods and styles while taking sketching field trips around the University of Utah campus. Discover how architects use art, science, history, and basic design to create buildings. Solve difficult design problems and use computer programs to help you turn your ideas into reality. Use your imagination and vision to express your unique architectural style by participating in a group project at the end of the course.

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Architectural Model Building

Architectural Model Building
(Age 10-13)
July 31 – August 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’ve taken Junior and/or Senior Architects, and now you are ready to get building! Explore the 3D world of physical model building using pre-designed objects or what you find around you. Sketch for inspiration then build away! You will also study and create basic floor plans to help you along the way. Focus on scale, structure and creativity as you develop a plan and then build it into reality.

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