4 Weeks / Credit Bearing

Architecture Program

Orientation and move-in is on Saturday, July 1. Last day of classes is Friday, July 28. 

The Summer College 3 credit Architecture program is one of SU’s most popular summer programs for high school students.  Build your understanding and appreciation of architecture through design problems, drawing and modeling exercises, lectures and tutorials, and class discussions.  Living the life of a university architecture student for four weeks can help you decide whether to pursue study in a professional architectural school or in a related field.  If you discover architecture if for you, you’ll have a head start.

The program is taught by Syracuse University School of Architecture faculty and is structured so students can produce the beginnings of an architecture program application portfolio.  During the course of the program students will develop spatial and formal design skills, learn drawing techniques, explore cutting-edge software, and conduct hands-on model making.  This intense and exciting taste of architectural study also includes filed trips to explore significant buildings, guest lectures by faculty members, discussions with current School of Architecture students, and a workshop for putting together a portfolio.  Students frequently present their work for discussion and critiques during the course of the program, including a final design review with a School of Architecture faculty panel, and a closing exhibition for students, faculty, friends and families.

*Students must be 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.  Students must be current Juniors(rising seniors).

Program Costs:

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

  • Residential: $5,661
  • Commuter:  $4,405  *The commuter option is not recommended for this program due to the number of evening hours spent in studio.

Daily Schedule:

9a.m. to Noon: Mornings are spent being introduced to drawing and modeling exercises, working with faculty and TA’s, attending lectures and tutorials, and participating in group discussions.

1p.m. – 10p.m.:  Afternoons/ evenings/ and some weekends are spent in the design studios in the School of Architecture in Slocum Hall on Syracuse’s Main Campus, working on exercises and design problems that explore architectural concepts and principles.  Students are immersed in architecture much like School of Architecture undergraduate students and should expect to spend extensive hours in the studio working on their projects with TA’s, including evenings until 10p.m.  Due to the long hours, this program may be difficult for commuter students.

Faculty Bios

Greg Corso – Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Greg is a designer from California and the co-captain of the award winning practice, SPORTS (sportscollaborative.com).  Greg received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was awarded the Carlin Glucksman Endowed Fellowship in Architecture.  He has worked in art and architecture studios in the United States and Europe including Studio Gang, JDS Architects, and Cliff Garten Studio and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.  Prior to Syracuse University, Greg taught at Woodbury University and The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Molly Hunker – Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture

Molly is a Wyoming-raised designer and educator and the co-captain of the award winning practice, SPORTS (sportscollaborative.com).  Molly received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She has worked for architecture studios and art workshops along the west coast including Talbot McLanahan Architecture, Doug Aitken Workshop, and The LADG.  Prior to Syracuse University, Molly previously taught at UCLA, Woodbury University, and The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she served as the inaugural 2013-2014 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellow.