Every summer, SCI-Arc opens its doors to students and young professionals from multiple disciplines and diverse backgrounds seeking to explore the field of architecture from the school’s distinctive vantage point of hands-on design and experimentation. The Making+Meaning summer program offers participants a unique opportunity to be a part of the vibrant design community at SCI-Arc as they work on projects to jumpstart or enhance a design portfolio. This immersive workshop runs from July 10th – August 4th and is now open for registration.
A gateway into the field of architecture, Making+Meaning lays out the groundwork for design as an integrative methodology and incrementally unfolds the principles of design language, design process, and design prototyping. This foundation-level workshop quickly introduces participants to a fully digital design workflow that seamlessly integrates architectural design, digital representation, and digital fabrication techniques.
During their four weeks at SCI-Arc, Making+Meaning participants craft a powerful creative portfolio by undergoing a series of design challenges surveying 2-dimensional representation, 3-dimensional prototyping and 4-dimensional robotic video capture.
Each week, students embark on a collaborative learning experience through one-on-one instruction with top design professionals and academics and presentations that explore the compositional reach of specific techniques. Reviews of student work and guest lectures with noted architects and designers provide participants with diverse perspectives, insights, and techniques on problems of Architectural Composition, Representation, and Materialization. Making+Meaning culminates with a program-wide exhibition where students present their work and summarize their design research findings to a panel of architects and designers.
Located at the core of Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District, the Making+Meaning program at SCI-Arc provides students with a personal studio space within an expansive co-working environment as well as access to the school’s state-of-the-art Digital Fabrication Lab, one of the largest and most advanced fabrication facilities at an architecture school. The Lab, which houses laser cutters, 3D scanners, 3D printers, CNC mills, and multiple 6-axis robotic arms, is supported by a strong technical staff that aids student work throughout the program.
“Making and Meaning is a questions program,” says Alexis Rochas, Program Coordinator summarizing the 4-week action-packed experience. “The curriculum’s success hinges on its ability to inspire lasting questions worth pursuing.”
The Making+Meaning program is equivalent to 3 college-level units and is open to creative individuals, inspired professionals, current college students, and college graduates, as well as those newly-admitted to the M.Arch 1 program at SCI-Arc. The program’s fast-paced curriculum lays out a path of discovery, empowering creative individuals to advance their curiosity and engage first-hand in questions of form, space, and planning. No previous architectural experience is required. For more information, visit sciarc.edu/mm.
TitleSCI-Arc Making+Meaning Summer Program
FromJuly 10, 2017 12:00 AM
UntilAugust 04, 2017 12:00 AM