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Making + Meaning (M+M)

Making + Meaning is a 4-week summer program at SCI-Arc that introduces the principles of architecture in a hands-on exploration of spatial experimentation, design methodologies and the creative process.

During this intensive program, students survey and challenge the discipline's boundaries by drawing, making and constructing. Methodologies range from material experimentation to compositional strategies; from imagination to inhabitation.

Making + Meaning students meet leading thinkers in architecture, engage in open dialogue, delve into the city of Los Angeles' wealth of experimental architecture and produce a rich creative portfolio crystallizing their explorations.

The program derives its strength from the diverse backgrounds of its students. From those gauging their interest and curiosity in architecture, to those beginning an architectural degree, Making + Meaning is a platform for individual learning in a collective environment; an introduction to the discipline of architecture and a welcome to SCI-Arc's culture and community.

Registration for Making + Meaning is on a rolling basis until the program begins, however early registration is recommended to secure a place in the program.

For more details about the program visit the M+M Program Page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 213.356.5320 or


Registration begins online January 1, 2016.

Contact us at 213.356.5320, or Request Information.

TUITION: $3,350