Summer Programs

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Institute of Architectural Studies

New York City is world famous for its architecture—and for its schools of architecture, including that of the City College of New York. CCNY's Summer Architecture Program incorporates rigorous coursework on the basics of architecture; critical thinking, aesthetics, structural integrity and the inherent properties of material, with drawing exercises and formal architectural theory to provide a full immersion in this exciting field. Visits to sites of architectural interest and museums, such as The Cloisters and the Museum of Modern Art, will round out the semester. Students will be assigned two major and concurrent design projects. The first involves studying and mapping two places in a comparison and contrast that culminates in a visual presentation. The second is a more traditional architectural design project where students will build a model of a site, and then design a "habitat" for a particular client they have chosen. Issues of contour, entrance, and edge will be explored and expressed. An end of semester exhibition will include critiques and presentations of student work. An end of semester exhibition will include critiques and presentations of student work. learn about both the creative and business sides of architecture through visits to local architectural landmarks, lectures on formal architectural theory and by participating in drawing and model-building exercises. You and your classmates will immerse yourselves in a site study and mapping project and in the design of a "habitat" for a client.
June 30 – August 7, 2014
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Up to 6 college credits upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th, or 12th grade in September 2014
  • Have a minimum overall grade point average of 80
  • Have one of the following:
    • an ELA Regents score of 75 OR
    • a SAT CR score of 480 OR
    • a PSAT CR score of 48
  • Submit a copy of your transcript
  • Students coming from City College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

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For more information on this program contact City College's College Now staff.