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SCI-Arc Shanghai Launches with a Summer Design Course Intensive

Steven Ma of Xuberance will lead the three-month Digital Design & Fabrication program.

SCI-Arc is pleased to announce the launch of SCI-Arc Shanghai’s inaugural program. Beginning summer 2016, the SCI-Arc Shanghai Satellite Program will offer a creative and intensive fabrication and design experience for all students interested in pursuing a career in architecture and is intended to jumpstart a graduate education at SCI-Arc. The intensive will run from June 3–August 12, 2016 and the deadline to apply is June 10.

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This program is designed for students, architects, designers, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds who wish to engage with new techniques of complex geometric modeling in digital design, advanced fabrication techniques of additive manufacturing, and robotics. It offers new means for design inquiry where participants will actively use and explore computational tools both in stages of concept and practice.

As part of Director Hernan Diaz Alonso’s directive for the global expansion of SCI-Arc, SCI-Arc Shanghai is intended to expand SCI-Arc’s outstanding reputation for architectural education and speculative learning to a broader audience. “SCI-Arc has become a mature, vital, and innovative institution operating on an international stage,” Diaz Alonso stated. “We’re getting the school more and more involved on a global level."

Distinguished graduate Steven Ma (M.Arch '08) principal and founder of China’s first 3D Printing Design Brand, Xuberance Co.Ltd, will lead the program. Students will have access to the digital fabrication lab from Xuberance and the Architecture Institute of China’s Shanghai Campus including a state of the art 3D-printing and robotic lab.

To register or learn more about the program.