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Cambridge Architecture Summer School

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Inspiring Academic Environmen

Experience the renowned academic atmosphere of Cambridge University, one of the world's leading institutions.

Expert Faculty

Engage with passionate faculty members and fellow aspiring architects who will challenge you to think critically, push your boundaries, and elevate your design skills.

Hands-On Design Projects

You'll have the chance to work both individually and collaboratively, fostering a dynamic and innovative learning environment.

Portfolio Development

Our summer school will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your portfolio, setting you on a path towards success in your future architectural endeavors.

What Will You Learn From

Architecture Summer School Cambridge

Introduction to Architecture
The summer school of architecture provide an introduction to the basic ideas and principles that inform the field. It explores the process of architecture, from conceptualisation to the realisation of built structures.
Design Principles
Design principles govern the production of practical, aesthetically acceptable, and long-lasting buildings in architecture. Scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, harmony, and unity are examples of these concepts.
Architectural History
To fully appreciate the progression of design styles, building processes, and cultural influences, architects must first understand the history of architecture.
Communication and Visualisation
Architects must have strong communication and visualisation abilities in order to effectively communicate their design concepts to clients, contractors, and other stakeholders.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Working with customers, engineers, contractors, and other professionals is common in the field of architecture. Architects must have good cooperation and collaboration abilities to enable project success and the integration of several disciplines.
Field Trips and Site Visits
Visit historic landmarks, architectural companies, and building sites to immerse yourself in the world of architecture. Learn about the process of bringing architectural concepts to life and see the effect of design on our built world firsthand.

Our students loveour Cambridge Architecture Summer School

Our students loveour Cambridge Architecture Summer School

On average, 98% of our Architecture Summer School students would recommend our course to their friend - This is well above the industry average

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A holistic experience of the academic, cultural, and social aspects of university life.

Live like a Cambridge StudentYou will be assigned to one of the university's colleges, where you will live and study alongside other students, creating lasting friendships and connections.
Reside like a Cambridge Architecture StudentAll students will be allocated a college based on their date and subject. You can stay with a friend/sibling if you let us know in advance. All accommodation is single sex and wi-fi is available in all rooms.
Dine like a Cambridge Architecture StudentYou will have a traditional meal known as Formal Hall - You can dress up, dine by candlelight in the wonderful surroundings of Cambridge's dining hall.
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Personal and Academic GrowthParticipating in the architecture summer school at Cambridge University offers students a chance for personal and academic growth. They are exposed to a challenging academic environment that pushes them to expand their knowledge and skills.

Engage in Academic Activities

Participate actively in your academic Architecture Summer School program, attending lectures, seminars, and workshops. Engaging in academic discussions and collaborating with classmates will not only enhance your learning experience but also help you form connections with other students who share your academic interests.

Join Summer School Events

To assist participants in engaging with one another, the summer school programme may include events and social activities. Attend activities like welcome receptions, cultural trips, and group dinners to meet other students from different backgrounds and have unforgettable experiences.

What our programme includes

What you can expect from your Architecture Summer School programme:
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Certificates Provided
Designed by Cambridge academics
Open to ages 13-15, 16-17, 18-24
International and UK students
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


13 nights accommodation
Single-sex rooms
Breakfast & dinner provided
Individual bedrooms
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40+ hours of academic teaching
Access to support materials post-course
Post-course evaluation from tutors
Designed on Cambridge syllabus
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


Trip to London
Activities e.g. Punting, Croquet
Formal Dinners
Explore Cambridge

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    Anonymous reviewer.
    Vivian Offers from Cambridge

    Why do you want to study architecture at Cambridge?

    It’s a dream come true for me to be studying architecture at Cambridge. The prestigious architecture programme at the university is well-known for its lengthy history, exceptional faculty, and creative approach to design. I find it fascinating to consider that I could learn from some of the foremost authorities in the field while admiring all the architectural wonders Cambridge has to offer.

    What was your favourite part about the Architecture summer school?

    One of my favourite things about the Cambridge Architecture Summer School was the opportunity to collaborate with other students on design projects. As a team, we were able to combine our unique perspectives and ideas to create imaginative and visually arresting architectural concepts.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge Architecture application?

    One of my favourite things about the Cambridge Architecture Summer School was the opportunity to collaborate with other students on design projects. As a team, we were able to combine our unique perspectives and ideas to create imaginative and visually arresting architectural concepts.

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    Elan offers from Cambridge

    Why do you want to study architecture at Cambridge?

    I find the university’s emphasis on sustainable design to be especially appealing because it perfectly captures my passion for creating environmentally conscious buildings that complement their surroundings.

    What was your favourite part about the Architecture summer school?

    The guidance and mentoring provided by the faculty members and experienced architects was invaluable. They challenged us to exercise critical thought, experiment with different materials, and consider the environmental impact of our designs. Their expertise and suggestions allowed us to refine our ideas and elevate our architectural designs.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge Architecture application?

    During the summer school, I was able to compile a portfolio of architectural projects that showed my capacity for original thought and design. With the design studios, individual projects, and hands-on workshops, I was able to hone my architectural skills and showcase my potential as a future architect.

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    2024 Architecture Summer School

    • 2 Week Architecture Summer School
    • 13 Nights Accommodation
    • Certificates Provided
    • 1-1 Tutorials
    • Academic Workshops

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You might have some questions before booking your first lesson. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in the FAQs, feel free to contact us!

    → What are the dates for the Architecture Summer School in Cambridge?
    We have various available dates through the summer holidays and are taking bookings for 2024 now. The Cambridge Architecture Summer School will commence on Monday and finish on Friday, with students being able to take advantage of 6 nights of accommodation nearby from the Sunday evening. Contact us to find out more!
    → Who is eligible to enrol in the summer school Architecture programme?
    Students in high school who have finished their sophomore or junior year are frequently eligible for our Summer School programmes. Our Architecture Summer programmes also welcome recent high school graduates or first-year college students.
    → How do I apply for the Architecture Summer School?
    You can book directly through our website and pay online. Alternatively, you can speak directly to one of our advisors who will give you more information and you can book with them to secure your place!
    → Will I receive a certificate or academic credit upon completion of the programme?
    Upon completion of the Architecture summer school program at Cambridge, you will receive a certificate of participation or completion.
    → How does the Architecture Summer School in Cambridge differ from other summer programmes?
    We don't like to compare ourselves to other companies. However, we believe that our Architecture summer school offers excellent value for money and a well-rounded mix of hands-on practical experiences, opportunities for networking with professionals and students, as well as visiting Cambridge University and its surroundings.
    → Is there an opportunity to interact with current Architecture students or professionals during the programme?
    Summer schools for architecture include studio sessions where students work on design projects. Working with current architecture students who act as mentors or teaching assistants may be possible during these sessions. Engaging with these students can provide valuable perspectives on their backgrounds, methods of design, and the institution's architectural curriculum as a whole.
    How will this programme benefit my future Architecture studies or career?
    You will find that our Cambridge summer school for Architecture will be beneficial at every step of your application journey! Your experiences will compound your desire to study Architecture, which van be shared in your personal statement. You will reflect on your experience during your interview and you will use the knowledge gained as soon as you start Architecture school!
    → Are international students eligible to apply? If so, are there any additional requirements?
    Absolutely! We can arrange airport transfers and accommodation if you are joining us from abroad. You will need to double-check with your government body as to whether you will require a visa to travel. If you are unsure or would like support in organising this, please contact our advisors and we would be happy to help!
    → What is the policy for refunds or cancellations if I can't attend after registering?
    When you register for our Architecture summer school, you will be asked to pay a £500 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. We do understand that circumstances may arise which could mean you are unable to attend your chosen date. If this is the case, please contact our advisors who will be able to advise you as to whether you are able to amend your date. Please note however, due to the high demand in places, this may not be possible.

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