Illinois Institute of Technology Experiment in Architecture is intended to inform students about the study and practice of architecture, and will assist participants in making an informed decision about pursuing an architectural education and career.
A Summer Program for High School Students
"Experiment in Architecture"
Students will tour the city of Chicago, complete a series of design projects, and attend lectures by IIT faculty. The program is intended to inform students about the study and practice of architecture, and will assist participants in making an informed decision about pursuing an architectural education and career. All individuals interested in pursuing a career in the design and building professions are encouraged to attend.
Experiment in Architecture is held on Illinois Institute of Technology’s historic Main Campus, offering unique access to the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe buildings anywhere. Teachers and students take advantage of Chicago as a dynamic laboratory of architectural speculation and discovery. Since enrollment is limited to 30 students, students can expect individual attention from their studio instructors.
Cost and Session Information
2016 Sessions Commuter: July 4 - July 15, Residential: July 17 - July 30
If you are finishing your sophomore or junior year of high school, and looking to the future, you may be interested in IIT’s summer architecture program: Experiment in Architecture. This two-week program is designed to introduce high school students to the profession of architecture.
In 2016, the Experiment in Architecture program will be offered in two sessions, with both commuter and residential versions available. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week (Monday-Friday).
We are pleased to offer both a commuter and residential version of the Experiment in Architecture program.
The cost of the commuter program is $875. The program fee covers all studio materials, readings, and museum admission. The program will also provide CTA passes for use on our off-campus tours and office visits. Daily lunches will be provided either at our field trip site or at IIT’s Commons cafeteria.
A residential version of the program is available at a cost of $1,500. The additional cost includes a 13-night stay at an Illinois Institute of Technology residence hall and meals at the Commons cafeteria. Summer program staff will supervise residential participants and organize evening and weekend activities.