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 Product Design

Discover Product Design
(Ages 14-17)
June 11-15, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Product design is everywhere, from the chair you sit on, to the phone in your hand and the cars on the street. This summer explore product design from digital graphics to physical form. Learn how to solve problems of different scales and perspectives through the design thinking process. Study with University of Utah faculty and student alumni to observe, record, and create designs to present to local design professionals and share with family and friends. Co-sponsored with the U of U’s College of Architecture + Planning.

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Discover Architecture

Discover Architecture
(Age 14-17)
June 18-June 22, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Explore architecture as a possible college major or career! Immerse yourself in the college experience, study existing buildings, visit local firms, and create your own model, as you learn the design processes and architectural concepts that shape all types of buildings. Team up with University of Utah faculty and graduate students to develop your own project to present to local professionals and share with family and friends. Discover what it is like to imagine something and then bring it to life! Co-sponsored with the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

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Discover Urban Planning

Discover Urban Planning
(Age 14-17)
June 25-June 29, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Engage yourself in the study of cities, places large and small and develop your skills as a city builder. Immerse yourself in the college experience by studying Salt Lake City, visiting local firms, and creating your own city as you learn design and urban ecology concepts. Team up with University of Utah faculty and graduate students to develop your own project to present to local architects and share with family and friends. Discover what is like to imagine something and then bring it to life! Co-sponsored with the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

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Junior Architects

Junior Architects
(Age 9-11)
June 18 – June 22, 2018
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)
June 18-june 22, 2018
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 30 – August 3, 2018
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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