Architecture Summer Intensive

About the Program

Ages 15-19

Tuesday, August 8 – Friday, August 18, 2023*

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Presentation: Friday, August 18, exact time coming soon

*Please note, there will be no class Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13

This program provides teens with the unique opportunity to work with some of Metro Vancouver’s leading architects and other industry experts to develop their portfolios and applied art practices.

Participants learn about creative approaches to building public spaces and discover new ways of seeing the built environment. In an immersive studio environment, students engage in research, critique, and making, drawing, and building models to highlight their ideas. This program also works collaboratively with Urbanarium to give participants an opportunity to create new connections and gain a deeper understanding of the discipline. To celebrate their learnings, a small reception is held at the end of the program for family, friends, program partners, and donors.

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 Partner:


Full scholarship provided by:

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Generous in-kind support by Herschel Supply Co.