IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHOSE PASSION IS TO MAKE THINGS, we have the summer program for you!

Summer Design Academy 2021 will be online:

July 11-17, 2021:

Sunday July 11: Orientation 2 a.m. – 6 p.m. (with parents)

Monday July 12- Friday July 16, 10 a.m. – 6p.m. Seminars, Workshops and Instruction

Saturday July 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Culminating Event and Presentation (with parents)

Norwich University’s Summer Design Academy 2021 will be a 1-week immersive online course, teaching students the essentials of design thinking and architectural composition. Over the week, students will design a small building, utilizing 3D computer modeling programs to communicate how it would be experienced and how it could be built. Hand sketching will be paired with digital design and a Norwich ‘Sketchbox’ will be mailed to each student. Each day students will explore their project through the application of a different modeling technique and architectural concept.

Morning sessions will be devoted to learning the virtual modeling tools, beginning with technical demonstrations by instructors, followed by labs in small studio teams. Afternoon sessions will begin with lectures by NU professors, followed by individual project work, 1-on-1 desk critiques with instructors and ending with daily ‘pin-up’ presentations to the class.

At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work they will display and present at a public virtual exhibit attended by parents, professors and local architects.

Activities

  • Seminars
  • Sketching & Drafting
  • Model Building
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Workshops


At the Norwich Summer Design Academy, students will gain a broader view of the field, develop skills and portfolio materials and be advised on the college application and portfolio-building processes.

Summer Design Academy Scholarship

Students that complete the A+A Design Academy may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship that will apply toward the cost of Norwich University tuition.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The A+A Summer Design Academy is open to students who will be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Fall of 2021. The cost per student for this week-long program is $350, which includes materials sent to your home.

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?
  • Letter of recommendation
  • 500-word Essay on the topic: Why you would like to attend the Summer Design Academy
  • A sketch, by you, of a real-life building
WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?
  • Reliable Internet Access
  • Computer that can run Sketchup. View system requirements here.
MORE QUESTIONS?

Ask our Summer Design Academy program director.

Tolya S. Stonorov
Associate Professor
Architecture + Art
1 (802) 485-2628
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READY TO APPLY?

APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 1, 2021 - APPLY HERE

School of
Architecture+Art

Chaplin 401 | 1 (802) 485-2647

Director

Cara Armstrong | carmstro@norwich.edu

Administrative Assistant

Holly Yacawych | hyacawyc@norwich.edu

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