The Making+Meaning summer studio program exposes participants to a wide range of techniques within a conceptual design framework, pitting the everyday against the unusual to create exploratory content and experiences.
Making+Meaning (M+M) is a foundational program by SCI-Arc that challenges individuals from different backgrounds to employ new and innovative design exploration methods, regardless of previous expertise level. With a focus on the fundamentals of design in architecture, it allows students to jumpstart an interest in related fields.
For those with a background in design, students will expand existing skills or inform a possible career shift by creating a body of work that can become part of a comprehensive portfolio for grad school applications. In addition, no previous architectural experience is necessary.
Beginning with a series of assignments that teach design fundamentals, Making+Meaning is designed to broaden students’ design thinking complexity as well as their ability to create a personal aesthetic language. During four weeks of intensive workshops in design, representation, and portfolio compilation, M+M students will receive guidance and feedback from SCI-Arc faculty and distinguished visiting lecturers in developing their projects, which provides participants with diverse perspectives and experienced insights on design problems while generating a portfolio of creative work.
Making+Meaning (M+M) is a career exploration and portfolio preparation program. College students, professionals, and students looking to apply to graduate architecture programs may register.
NOMA M+M Scholarship
The NOMA M+M Scholarship covers the full registration fee for SCI-Arc’s Making+Meaning (M+M) summer program. Detailed information on how to apply for the NOMA M+M Scholarship can be found here.
July 5 - July 29, 2022
Studio: Mon–Fri, 9 am–6 pm
Office of Admissions
To learn more about the full program, visit the official website.