WHAT IS LAIAD

The Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

The Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD) was founded in 2001 to provide an alternative way for students to begin their architecture or design educational process. The LAIAD mission is to provide an unsurpassed and affordable education for a small group of talented and motivated students who will be prepared to excel at the schools to which they transfer.

We are proud to partner with LAIAD to give international high school and college students an opportunity to build a strong project that they can put in their portfolio! Through our program, students will also develop and enhance their artistic and creative skills with the prominent and acclaimed instructors at LAIAD. For students applying to undergraduate and graduate architecture programs, having a quality portfolio is essential for admission. The summer portfolio workshops at LAIAD are intensive and immersive programs in which students will enhance their design abilities through hands-on practice.



OUR WORKSHOPS


Summer Workshop I

High school students

Program Length: Three weeks

Dates: July 16 – August 6, 2017

Location: The Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Specialized Courses:
Design studio,
2D graphic design,
3D modeling and rendering using SketchUp.

Field Trips:
Visit an architecturally significant building in L.A. and meet the architect of that structure. We’ll also take a trip to a famous museum!

Los Angeles Exploration:
Excursions to popular attractions in L.A. (Santa Monica, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith Observatory, etc.
Hiking in Runyon Canyon or to the Hollywood Sign
A trip to a famous Theme Park (Disney World, Universal Studios, etc.)

Program Fees:
Full Program: $4,600
(* Does not include flight fee)
Day Program: $3,000
(* Does not include flight fee, room, breakfast, and dinner)






Summer Workshop II

College students

Program Length: Two weeks

Dates: July 22 – August 6, 2017

Location: The Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Specialized Courses:
Design studio,
2D graphic design,
3D modeling and rendering using SketchUp, Rhino, and Grasshopper

Field Trips:
Visit an architecturally significant building in L.A. and meet the architect of that structure.. We’ll also take a trip to a famous museum!

Los Angeles Exploration:
Excursions to popular attractions in L.A. (Santa Monica, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith Observatory, etc.
Hiking in Runyon Canyon or to the Hollywood Sign
A trip to a famous Theme Park (Disney World, Universal Studios, etc.)

Program Fees:
Full Program: $4,000
(* Does not include the flight fee)
Day Program: $2,500
(* Does not include the flight fee, room, breakfast, and dinner)





INSURANCE

We provide premium travel insurance for international students, including health coverage.




EDUCATION

Students in the College Workshop will attend two weeks of class, while students in the High School workshop will attend three weeks of class.




TRANSPORTATION

We use a professional bus company for all field trips, camp activities, and airport pick-up and drop off.




HOUSING

Students will stay at a private apartment with other campers and parent chaperones.



MEALS

For the overnight (full) program, we will provide all meals, everyday – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



ACTIVITIES

All activities and outings are included in the program fees. No hidden fees here!



VISA

We will provide the essential documents and give advice on the application process.



SUPPORT

All camp directors have an emergency line at which parents can reach them 24/7.



LAIAD Gallery