UC Berkeley's 2018 Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design // Call for Applications


02/13/2018 12:00AM


05/15/2018 12:00AM

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$80 application fee


Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley
United States


UC Berkeley's Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design is now accepting applications for summer 2018!

How can design change the way people see and experience the world? What strategies do they employ to make a positive impact on the built environment?

This six week introductory summer program gives students the opportunity to test their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design.

[IN]CITY is a comprehensive six week introduction to the study and practice of urban planning through the lens of sustainability. [IN]CITY projects are real projects with actual clients who represent a diverse group of stakeholder organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. These organizations actively aim to influence sustainable planning policy at the local, county and regional levels.

The [IN]LAND program introduces students to the different scales and aspects of landscape architecture and environmental planning. “People and Processes” describes the overall theme for the program, in which students investigate how to evince and design for social and natural processes in an urban environment.

[IN]ARCH ADV is an advanced architectural studio for current architecture majors or recent architecture graduates formulated to push the boundaries of architectural thinking and design. The architecture studios are formal, intensive and structured for experimentation with physical ideas. The studio becomes a place for participants to transform thoughts and ideas into form.

[IN]ARCH is an introductory studio course designed to help participants cross the threshold into the world of architectural design. The program structure replicates the graduate school experience: an intensive design studio complemented by instruction in both analog and digital media tools, lectures by award-winning faculty and professionals, field trips, and introductions to recent developments in the discipline.

No prior experience in design is necessary.

Email summer-institutes@berkeley.edu to request more information.

Who should attend

Summer [IN]STITUTE participants are typically one or more of the following:

  • an upper level undergraduate
  • a post-baccalaureate
  • from an academic background outside of environmental design
  • considering graduate studies in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or City Planning -
  • looking to brush up on visual communication and digital design skills
  • in need of a basic refresher course in one of the environmental design disciplines
  • curious about UC Berkeley's singular approach to environmental design pedagogy

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