• Develop Interactive Content for your Creative Portfolio

  • Be part of a global community exploring architectural design

  • Share your work in Virtual Studio Environment

  • Discuss your ideas with one-on-one our Faculty

  • Access to Master Classes and Technical Tutorials

  • Live Chat with our TA's

  • Connect with other students

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Approx. 40 hours to complete

4 weeks,  4 Design Challenges, 


Making + Meaning is a four-week summer program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture that introduces the principles of architecture in a hands-on exploration of spatial experimentation, design methodologies and the creative process.

During this intensive program, students survey and challenge the discipline's boundaries by drawing and constructing digital artifacts.


Making + Meaning students meet leading thinkers in architecture, engage in open dialogue, delve into the city of Los Angeles' wealth of experimental architecture and produce a rich creative portfolio crystallizing their explorations.


The program derives its strength from the diverse backgrounds of its students. From those gauging their interest and curiosity in architecture, to those beginning an architectural degree, Making + Meaning is a platform for individual learning in a collective environment; an introduction to the discipline of architecture and a welcome to SCI-Arc's culture and community.

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