Week 1: July 12–16, 2021
Week 2: July 19–23, 2021
HiArch is a summer program designed to introduce high school students to architectural thinking and making.
Taught by faculty members in the UIC School of Architecture, HiArch builds foundational skills in architectural drawing and design. In the program, students work through design exercises, receive one-on-one feedback from instructors and current UIC students, and engage in group discussions and tutorials. HiArch is designed to be an introduction to studying architecture at the college level. Students do not need to have previous experience with drafting or model-making techniques.
The program begins with basic skills including hand drawing; students then quickly being working digitally, with introductions to drafting software and 3D modeling. Students end the program with a finished project. Work produced during HiArch can be used in portfolios for college programs and internships.
HiArch is a non-residential program. See the FAQ page for more information on housing options on and around campus.
What former participants say about HiArch:
"HiArch was a great learning experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in architecture."
"The lunch lectures were very informal and they changed my idea and perception of what I thought architecture was. I really enjoyed everything about this camp."
"I loved this program and I've already started telling my friends!"