Architecture Intensive

About the Program

August 2023
Exact dates to be announced shortly.
10:00 am-5:00 pm

The Architecture Summer Intensive is a one-week enriched all-day program for teens ages 15-19 who are interested in the unique opportunity to work with leading architects while developing their portfolio and applied art practice. 

The program provides students with the rare opportunity to work with some of Metro Vancouver’s leading architects and other industry experts. Participants will learn about creative approaches in building public spaces and new ways of seeing the built environment. In an immersive studio environment, students will engage in research, critique, and making. Based on these activities, teens will also draw and build models to highlight their ideas. The Intensive also collaborates with Urbanarium to give participants an opportunity to create new connections, and gain insight and a deeper understanding of the discipline.

Submission Guidelines


Please submit 5-7 images of completed work and 3-5 images of sketchbook explorations that demonstrate study and experimentation. Please make sure that images are in JPEG format and no larger than 1 MB each. You should send no more than 10 images total. If there are barriers to submitting a digital portfolio, please contact us to make alternative arrangements.

Letter of Intent:

Your letter must be between 500-1000 words, or roughly one page, in length. In your letter, please tell us why you are interested in this program, what you will bring and how you will benefit from the experience. Please include a brief statement about the work in your portfolio and a description of your art practice (ie. primary mediums, themes, references, and inspirations, etc.)

Application deadline:

2023 applications are now being accepted until Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59PM.

More Information

For details about the program, contact:

Arts Umbrella Admissions

Program fee covered by full scholarship.

Generously provided by:

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