A Comprehensive Studio Experience
During four weeks of intensive workshops in design, fabrication, and portfolio compilation, as well as guest lectures and site visits, Making+Meaning students have 24-hour access to their own personal studio spaces.* Participants also leverage the cutting-edge capabilities of SCI-Arc’s state-of-the-art fabrication facilities including the Magic Box, Robot House, and Fabrication Shop, which house laser cutters, 3D scanners, 3D printers, CNC mills, multiple 6-axis robotic arms, and industrial-grade metal and woodworking machinery. The school's fabrication facilities collectively form one of the largest and most advanced at an architecture institution in the US. Expert staff assist students in their work throughout the program.
*For the duration of SCI-Arc’s remote learning period, in accordance with official health mandates from LA County, all studio visitation will take place virtually.
Experiencing Architecture School
Mirroring an architecture studio experience, students receive critical guidance and feedback from SCI-Arc faculty and distinguished visiting lecturers in the development of their projects, which provides participants with diverse perspectives and experienced insights on design problems while generating a portfolio of creative work. During desk crits and pin-ups, faculty help students articulate their ideas through various mediums and processes and challenge them to expand their range of production with design experimentation.