SCI-Arc: Making+Meaning Program Summer 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020
SCI-Arc 960 E. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 Map and directions

SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today. Making+Meaning is a discovery career program for students that may or may not have any experience in architecture, or want to refine their own technical skillsets or design abilities. 

Open to creative individuals, inspired professionals, and current college students and graduates, Making+Meaning is a four-week career exploration and portfolio building summer studio program that introduces students to architectural experimentation and transformative design techniques in a unique and lively studio setting.

Unlike previous iterations, the program will be divided into two modules, each two weeks long, during which participants will develop interactive content for a design portfolio, all while cultivating a creative community through the exploration of architecture. Upon finishing the program, students will present their design work and receive feedback from renowned architects and design professionals.

For over 30 years, Making+Meaning has provided a unique environment gathering together individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to hone a keen interest in architecture and design, and culminating in the creation of a sophisticated portfolio that can be used to apply to programs in related fields. While this year’s Making+Making will be more digitally oriented in terms of software proficiency, there will be a dedicated website portal through which students will have access to live tutorials as well as on-demand Masterclasses and one-on-one instruction with SCI-Arc studio faculty.

Register today for a live information session on June 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm PST with program coordinator, Alexis Rochas.

Find Program Details and RSVP for the June 29 Information Session

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, 2020

About the sponsor:
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. It is an independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, the school is distinguished by its vibrant studio culture and emphasis on process.

SCI-Arc’s approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members, most of whom are practicing architects, work together to reexamine assumptions, create, explore, and test the limits of architecture. SCI-Arc faculty and leadership have garnered more than 500 national and international design awards and recognitions, including Progressive Architecture awards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and the prestigious Jencks and Pritzker architecture prizes. In DesignIntelligence’s 2019 US survey, SCI-Arc ranked #2 in Design Technologies, #3 Most Hired From, and was top ten among the nation’s Most Admired Undergraduate Programs in Architecture.

SCI-Arc is located at 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.