Each summer, the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning conducts the Summer Institute for Architecture (SIA) featuring numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses. Among these are design studios and elective courses, including history of architecture, graphics, furniture design, theory, and computer-aided design/fabrication.
Since 2012, the SIA has included several successful new initiatives including the following:
Summer 2012: Architectural Design Studio, led by Ben Gilmartin (Diller Scofidio + Renfro); a Traveling Studio to NYC with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Boston with Stoss LU; and "Reclaim + Remake" a Design-Build Studio in Hopewell, Ohio. The Summer Institute also hosted a successful speaker series with Steve Vogel (University of Detroit Mercy); June Williamson (City College of New York); Billie Tsien (Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects); and Ben Gilmartin (Diller Scofidio + Renfro). The publication from the 2012 SIA can be found here.
Summer 2013: the NADAAA Design Studio (directed by Nader Tehrani); a travel workshop to Turkey; the Spirit of Place studio with Travis Price; as well as a successful speaker series with Mark Sexton (Krueck + Sexton); Rhett Russo (Specific Objects); Nader Tehrani (NADAAA); Lyn Rice (Rice+Lipka); and Andrea Leers (Leers Weinzapfel Associates). A publication is currently under production with an anticipated release date in early 2014.
Summer 2014: Plans are already underway for the 2014 Summer Insitute with two incredible studio opportunities. We will offer the
MORPHOSIS Design Studio
Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos Design Studio.
More details to follow soon.