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Overview

Rice Architecture Summer Immersion allows current 10th and 11th grade students, with an interest in attending architecture school, to gain hands-on experience in principles of architecture and design.

The Rice Architecture Summer Immersion program is is offered in collaboration between the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) and Rice Architecture. The program is designed for current 10th and 11th grade students who are age 16 or older and have an interest in applying to architecture school. It is a hands-on workshop that introduces participants to principles of architecture and design. We will test design concepts through several media and exercises in two and three dimensions.

The goal is to explore architectural space at a variety of scales, and to produce creative works that can be integrated in a design portfolio, a necessary component in the college application process for architecture programs. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Rice faculty and current students, as well as practicing architects, to learn more about architecture.

Applications are currently closed.

 

About
Rice Architecture Summer Immersion is offered as a 6-day/5-night residential program for current 10th and 11th grade students who are age 16 or older from targeted schools in the greater Houston area. Participants will stay in a dorm room and have a roommate. All campers will be in the same dorm building but will be in separate wings depending on their gender. Program staff members will be available at all hours in case of emergencies. Two sessions are available. 

Contact
If you have any questions about the Rice Architecture Summer Immersion program, you can contact the program lead:

Reto Geiser
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
School of Architecture
713-348-3377 | archimmersion@rice.edu

Sessions (Applications Closed)

Session A

June 12–17, 2022
Sunday–Friday
 

Students are expected to stay on campus for the whole week, and to engage actively throughout the session.

Session B

June 19–24, 2022
Sunday–Friday

Students are expected to stay on campus for the whole week, and to engage actively throughout the session.

Program Benefits

Rice Architecture Summer Immersion includes:

  • Hands-on experience and exposure to principles of architecture and design;
  • Experimenting with model making, freehand drawing, and other forms of creative production in both group and individual settings;
  • Building a network of peers;
  • Interacting with Rice faulty and students, as well as practicing architects;
  • Receiving instruction and feedback on applying to architecture school and portfolio composition from Rice faculty and currently enrolled students;
  • All necessary supplies, cost of living, meals, and a t-shirt are provided free of charge for each student participant.

Application

Space is very limited, therefore, completing the application process does NOT guarantee placement in the program. Applicants must be current (20212022) 10th and 11th grade students.

Applicants will be required to submit an unofficial transcript of grades or report card in addition to their online application.

If you are unable to upload the document to your application, you can email it stem@rice.edu.

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