Architecture in the Urban Environment

Modern architecture represents the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and art. Using the cityscape and a modern design laboratory as your classroom, discover the intricacies of architecture and how it defines the very nature of a city itself. Explore the impact of technology and environmental concerns on how cities are developed and learn how to create significant and functional space within an urban environment. Explore the global history of metropolitan architecture and how it has evolved to embrace the challenges of designing buildings in ever-changing urban settings. Apply drafting techniques to repurposing existing infrastructures, bringing nature back to cities, or designing dazzling new skyscrapers. Consider the environmental, social, cultural, and artistic impacts of your designs and learn to capture the public's imagination through hands-on, project-based learning.

Related Terms and Locations: 
Term 1 (June 9–29)
Rice University, TX
Term 2 (July 7–27)
Georgia Tech, GA
Term 2 (July 7–27)
Rice University, TX
Summer Studies Program: 
Center Math, Center Verbal