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    Boston Leadership Institute: Architecture


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Boston, where over 300 years of architecture and real estate have flourished, is home to some of the worlds most iconic buildings and structures. Take advantage of our surroundings to dive into architecture!

    This program will be back in 2022! Join our mailing list to be the first to learn more - https://www.bostonleadershipinstitute.com/mailing-list/. 

    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.

    Feedback from Summer 2021:

    I enjoyed the program very much and I thought the teachers were kind, encouraging, and provided helpful tips as to how to improve my structure. I thought the program gave me insight into the world of architecture and I loved seeing all of the different aspects of engineering that go into designing and creating a house.

    The program involves spending a week designing and building our own architectural models. I liked the amount of creative freedom and the opportunity to see Boston architecture, and I enjoyed the amount of constructive feedback.

    We were given a lot of hands-on equipment, and the project was also really enjoyable to create


    Cost and Session Information

    **2022 dates coming soon!**

    Session 1: June 21-25, 2021
    Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA

    Session 2: July 12-16, 2021
    Longwood Medical Area – Boston, MA


    • “The program took us through the different steps in the architectural design process as well as talking about architecture as a whole. I liked how the classes taught us at a good pace, manageable but not too easy, and always presented a new challenge to get us thinking in a new way. Sam was a great teacher that encouraged us and helped us along to create great models and drawings.”

      - Student Comment - July 28, 2019
    • “I liked that the lessons and teaching aspect of the class was short and concise. It was also integrated into times when we were building. The program was very independent which I think is important, but I also learned a lot from the teacher.”

      - Student Comment - June 28, 2019
    • “The architecture program was very hands-on and centered around miscellaneous outdoor spaces. Sam was supportive and always had great ideas for our structures. I particularly enjoyed the evolution of our structures and the positive attitudes of my peers.”

      - Student Comment - June 28, 2019