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  • Due to COVID-19, Precollege Studies summer 2021 courses will be held online. Check the online course roster frequently for updates and learn about online study.
  • Courses will be added throughout the coming months. Apply now.

Course description

A foundation course designed to introduce students to ideas, principles, and methods of solving architectural problems through rigorous process and elaborate visual communication. A sequence of design exercises culminates in a Course project, allowing students to explore and grasp the architectural concepts of space, form and structure.

Instruction is highly personalized to each student, through critiques of individual work-in-progress by assigned faculty members, as well as periodic reviews by invited quest critics of the collective work in groups. An inclusive and collaborative studio atmosphere with students from around the globe is maintained, through advanced multi-media and interactive platforms. Digital and analog modes of work are fully embraced in this new class format.

Enrollment limited to: non-architecture majors in college, high school students in 11th and 12th grades, and any individuals with a minimum of a high school diploma interested in exploring the field of architecture.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:ARCH 1110 501-STU
Number:1299
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-August 3, 2021
Time / room:M-F 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Fee:$250
Max. enroll:60
Restrictions:Intended for high school, non-Architecture major undergrads and some incoming M.ARCH students.
Notes:

Although this class is offered in the six-week session, which runs until August 3, the actual end date for this class is July 31.

In addition to tuition, you must pay a non-refundable $250 course fee to cover a primer kit of materials that will be sent to you before the course begins. You'll also be expected to purchase a few additional basic supplies, such as pencils and rulers, that the instructor will specify at the start of the course.

Precollege high school students: You must also register for ARCH 1300: An Introduction to Architecture: Lectures.
Cornell students in the Bachelor of Architecture program: Before registering, please review the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning's Student, Faculty, and Staff Handbook for policies and procedures regarding summer programs

Eligibility:

Juniors & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

Apply Now.

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:ARCH 1110 502-STU
Number:1300
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-August 3, 2021
Time / room:M-F 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Fee:$250
Max. enroll:60
Restrictions:Intended for high school, non-Architecture major undergrads and some incoming M.ARCH students.
Notes:

Although this class is offered in the six-week session, which runs until August 3, the actual end date for this class is July 31.

In addition to tuition, you must pay a non-refundable $250 course fee to cover a primer kit of materials that will be sent to you before the course begins. You'll also be expected to purchase a few additional basic supplies, such as pencils and rulers, that the instructor will specify at the start of the course.

Precollege high school students: You must also register for ARCH 1300: An Introduction to Architecture: Lectures.
Cornell students in the Bachelor of Architecture program: Before registering, please review the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning's Student, Faculty, and Staff Handbook for policies and procedures regarding summer programs.

Eligibility:

Juniors & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

Apply Now.

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

Student experiences

"This was the highlight of my summer! I met a bunch of brilliant and amazing people who had similar interests to me, and although the work load was pretty intense, it was all worth it in the end for I came out of the program with a much better understanding of what I was going into and a stronger passion for it."
"It was wonderful! Not only did I attain knowledge of basic architectural concepts, but I also learned how to think and analyze like an architect."