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Coordinator: William Virgil

Open to creative individuals, inspired professionals, and current college students and graduates, Making+Meaning is a career exploration and portfolio building summer studio program that introduces students to architectural experimentation and transformative design techniques in a unique and lively studio setting.

Making+Meaning is ideal for any individual curious about applying to graduate architecture programs or that wishes to make radically imaginative work with a global community of creators.

Making+Meaning’s two-week virtual module starts in June 2021, followed by the in-person four-week program in July 2021.

Scholarship opportunities are available here.

Tuition: $750 for the two-week virtual module. $3,350 for the in-person four-week program.


To register, applicants must complete the Online Registration Form and submit the non-refundable $30 registration fee.

Students may register for either the virtual two-week module or for the in-person four-week program. The two-week module begins in June 2021. The in-person four-week programs start in July 2021.

Making+Meaning student with wall models and objects on table
Making+Meaning student with wall models and objects on table

Making+Meaning is equivalent to 3 units. Students who enroll in the M.Arch 1 program at SCI-Arc after completing Making+Meaning can receive credit for one Visual Studies (VS) elective course.

Making+Meaning 2020 departed from rhetorical devices to evoke an emotional response in the participants. The different design challenges offered the students the chance to work with Animation, AR environments, Photogrammetry, and 3D modeling.

Instructors - Alexis Rochas, William Virgil, Jennifer Chen, Curime Batliner.

Software: Rhino, Sketchfab, Agisoft Photoscan workflow and Twinmotion.