Do you want to explore what environmental design means to you? Is your goal to acquire skills and experience in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable city planning?
The College of Environmental Design (CED) offers three rigorous academic summer programs — open to students and young professionals of all backgrounds and from all over the world. No previous design experience is necessary to attend. Immerse yourself in one of the following programs:
|embARC Summer Design Academy||DISC (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities)||Summer [In]stitute: [IN]ARCH, [IN]LAND, [IN]CITY||Summer [In]stitute: [IN]DESIGN (online program)|
|Rising high school juniors and seniors||Current undergraduate college students||Post-baccalaureate and exceptional upper-level college students||Post-baccalaureate and exceptional upper-level college students|
|4 weeks, full-time||5 weeks, full-time||6 weeks, full-time||8 weeks, part-time (~75%)|
|July 3–28, 2023||July 3–August 4, 2023||July 3–August 11, 2023||June 20–August 11, 2023|
|Learn more||Learn more||Learn more||Learn more|
Explore your dreams!
Engage in a transformational learning experience through studio model building, digital representation, discussion groups, lectures, and field trips in the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore various aspects of environmental design and learn how to conceptualize and communicate 2D and 3D design ideas.
Challenge yourself with real design projects and participate in a process to develop solutions to authentic urban planning questions. Join one of the full-time CED Summer Programs, have fun with like-minded peers, and build a portfolio of design work. You also have the option to gain college-level credit for consideration at your home school.
Over 2,400 students have attended the CED Summer Programs since 2008. The majority of the program alums have gone on to pursue design or architecture degrees at top-rated schools and embark on fulfilling design careers - and remember an extraordinary and empowering summer experience!
To receive deadline reminders and program updates, add yourself to the CED Summer Program mailing list and indicate which program you are interested in.
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