Summer 2023 Immersion Program
Our Summer Immersion program will explore notions of collective space in architecture and urban design through both historic and contemporary projects across rural and urban landscapes. Participants will engage in tours and private events at a number of significant Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Chicago and Wisconsin, as well as many other important cultural and architectural sites in the region.
Over the course of 6 weeks, home base will move from Chicago to Wisconsin. Studio space will be provided at the iconic architectural sites of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wyoming Valley School in Spring Green and Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall at IIT. The program’s two midwestern base locations exemplify two contrasting urban conditions that students will experience and study.
Option 1 - Chicago Only - June 14 - July 4, 2023
Option 2 - Wisconsin Only - July 4 - July 25, 2023
Option 3 - Chicago and Wisconsin - June 14 - July 25, 2023
Fall 2022 Immersion Program
The School of Architecture is pleased to offer an 8-week Immersion Program. During the program, participants will investigate the basics of design and representation, a brief history of Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri, the stunning campuses, the evolution of the shelter program and the basics of 3D Architectural Modeling. During the studio, the various phases of the architectural design process are navigated; architectural drawing and 3-dimensional modeling techniques are explored. Participants design an architectural project responding to a design challenge and the final projects are presented and reviewed by faculty and students at the legendary Cosanti and Arcosanti campuses.