Architecture Career Discovery Course- Flex Schedule

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(52)
In this 2-lessons-per-week flexible schedule Architecture course with a friendly university professor, students curious about becoming an architect will get a taste of what architecture school and a career in architecture is like.

Class Experience

🌇Goals of the class🌇
•To simulate an architecture "studio" class in college.
•To get a taste of what an architect does in his/her career.
•To learn the basic tools that architects use during school and to do their job.
•To acquire skills on how to take an idea out of your head and into the real world to solve a problem! 
•To have fun while learning some critical tips about time management (just in time for college).

Please see above in the "Class Experience" section for topics and skills students will learn each week.
When I was 16, I took a similar architecture career discovery course that cemented my conviction to study architecture. Now I'd like to return the favor! During my architectural studies at Columbia University and UC Berkeley, as well as afterwards, I was fortunate to teach many design courses, ranging from visual representation, construction, and environmental design, to sacred landscapes and design studios. I have also taught over 7 courses online.
Students will be expected to complete work related to the topic and skill learned in the week and submit it to the classroom for review by Amber and sharing with classmates for group learning. Assignments are all visual representations of their design, and may take as little as 1 hour, but could take several evenings if the student is inspired to "run with it." Architecture is a great alternative to TV and social media. ;)

PLEASE NOTE: this class is simulating a college-level course, so it is best for mature learners who can handle complex instructions, and are able to time-manage homework assignments. If a learner falls behind, the provided videos and slideshows will help them catch up. I'm also available and I encourage questions to be posted publicly for the enrichment of all learners. Additionally, class interaction between teacher-learner and learner-learner is expected and very important.
A comprehensive materials list is posted with the other class resources (or by navigating to ).

Assuming that many of the supplies you will already have at home, the rest should cost around $45-60 and are available at any craft store or online at Amazon. In the above link, there are Amazon links to each material.
Feedback on assignments is done weekly. There is a mid-review and final review in which the learner will submit a recorded video presentation. Progress is measured simply by submitting the homework for review and putting effort into it. It is easy to know when a student has rushed through their designs as opposed to carefully composed them. Personal satisfaction of the learner's work is also directly related to the amount of effort put in.

Please message Amber before class begins if this class is to be counted as credit. She is happy to work with your grading rubric and provide assessment appropriate for your learner's school system.
No live meetings, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
I've designed this class to be a simulation of a real-life, client-architect situation, in which the family will serve as clients (the encouraging, supportive kind). Additionally, we'll need different supplies throughout the course, so it will be helpful if you are checking in regularly to the posts to see what materials you will need for the next class.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(52)
Hello! I'm thrilled to teach several Architecture Discovery Courses here on Outschool. Each of them are aimed at teens/preteens contemplating their future career options. I've designed the course in several formats so that learners can choose the... 
Flex Class


weekly or $140 for 8 weeks
8 weeks

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(14)
Completed by 108 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 11-16
4-18 learners per class

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