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Applications available for Spring Break Practice Previews

January 10, 2013   |   School

This coming March, the School of Architecture will continue its Spring Break Practice Previews program which sends students to regional, national, and international architectural offices in order to more directly expose them to the professional practice of architecture.

Students will be responsible for preparing a short application for this program to indicate city preference. The School will arrange placement in offices from March 11th - March 15th/22nd (one or two week placement). Students will be responsible for travel to and from their assigned cities, as well as their daily living expenses. There will be no formal agreement with the office to provide students with any monetary compensation, and participants are not eligible to receive academic or professional credit. UK/CoD cannot guarantee placement for all applicants.
Each experience is certain to be different, but students may participate in/experience any of the following;
  • Execute a short research assignment
  • Sit in on staff or client meetings
  • Go to construction site visits
  • Assist in concept design
  • Help with working drawings
  • Build a model
  • Meet with a partner to discuss the firms work
  • Shadow an architect
This application is due on January 16th, 2013. Submit applications to Kimberly Light in the main office before 5:00pm on this date.
This year the following offices (and more) will participate: OMA (New York), Urban Lab (Chicago), Studio Gang (Chicago), SO-IL (New York), Morphosis (Los Angeles and New York), Bureau Spectacular (Chicago), Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York), Scarpa+Brooks (Los Angeles), Iwamoto Scott (San Francisco), Barkow Leibinger (Berlin) and Neil M. Denari Architects (Los Angeles).
Download the application here.
Please email Kyle Miller, if you have any questions about this program.