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One-Week Summer Engineering Program

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Thinking of a career in Architecture or just looking for a way to combine your interests in STEM with design work? Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn the basics, from conception to the mechanics, with an MIT-trained and multiple award-winning architect. Students will learn the techniques involved in drafting design by hand using instrumentation before moving on to state-of-the-art computer renditions. They will complete a small project that could be added to their portfolio for architecture school admission. Students will also venture out to see Boston’s amazing architectural heritage first-hand. Boston is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and students will see the best of American design from historic buildings in Beacon Hill and Back Bay to modern
skyscrapers. Boston has it all!

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in architecture & design.

Note: this page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

Student Work

Students take a boat ride through Boston Harbor in the Architecture three-week program


Architecture: Modeling
July 15 – 19, 2024 | Boston Location

Architecture: AutoCAD
July 22 – 26, 2024 | Boston Location

More About: Awards – Research Programs – Sample Week 

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Instructor: Betzabe Valdes

Betzabe holds a Master in Design Studies (Critical Conservation) from Harvard University. She is a designer and researcher interested in the intersection of cultural evolution and urban planning. Her work has been published by independent publications from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning.skyscrapers. Boston has it all!

Student Comments

‘Great group of people to work with. Awesome excursions outside in parks/museum looking at architecture. Teacher was great with a sense of humor.’

‘He is cool and informational, we went on multiple outings and he taught us about different aspects of architecture. He introduced us to physical and digital skills.’

‘It was a great program and I liked how we had a week to do one project and learned different concepts each day. The teacher was funny and taught us well and taught us interesting topics in depth.’

‘Great program taught me a lot and gave me a better understanding of architecture. The teacher did a great job teaching the concepts of architecture and modeling. Great teacher!’

Empire State Building

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