March 12, 2013

Explore Architecture

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

Explore Architecture gives current college students and graduates who are interested in a career in architecture an intensive introduction to the field. Throughout this three-week course of study, participants benefit from the resources of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, known for its seven-semester graduate program for students from non-architecture backgrounds.

Full-time Sam Fox School architecture faculty deliver instruction in topics such as drawing, digital representation, architectural analysis, sustainable design, and design theory. Course work takes advantage of the School’s facilities, including architecture studios and digital fabrication labs, as well as the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Students develop high-quality work for inclusion in their portfolios, preparing them to apply to professional degree programs.

The curriculum is broken down into two daily sessions, held Monday through Friday. In Digital Lab, students learn to articulate visual ideas through a variety of representational modes. Through seminars and lectures, you are introduced to computer programs used by architects, including Rhino, Maya, and MasterCam.

In Design Studio, students work on a sequence of design exercises, culminating in the development of a final, small-scale architectural project. You receive feedback from instructors and peers during informal seminars and group reviews. In the process, you create work for your portfolio, which is required for admission to most Master of Architecture degree programs.

For more information or an application, call 314 935 4643 or click here.

About the Sam Fox School
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary and diverse community of architects, artists, and designers dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research, and exhibition. Our unique structure allows us to build on the strengths of each unit—Art, Architecture, and Museum—and to draw on the resources of Washington University to create new knowledge and address the social and environmental challenges of our time.

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