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Learn drawing and modeling techniques to design architecture projects


The TeenArch Studio Summer Institute program is offered by the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. This program is an intensive three week-long, full-time summer architecture experience for high school students interested in exploring architecture and design thinking.

Structured around the experience of a design studio typically offered within an undergraduate curriculum, the program exposes high school students to the architecture discipline, giving them a sense of the life of a college student. Students will get the chance to experience the architecture profession through the design of a project plus more and receive mentorship from current UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students, alumni, and faculty.

Fees and Payment Info

The program fee includes the unit fees for the UCLA coursework offered as part of the program and thus varies by UC student status. The program fee also includes the cost of UCLA Housing (for mandatory housing programs). In addition to the program fee, students are assessed other campus and administrative fees during the summer. This is a summary of fees that commonly apply to the selected student type.

Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California. Visit the fees, payment, and financial aid section for important disclaimer, as well as more details on fees, payment instructions, and information on delinquency, refunds, and financial aid.

The program fee listed in the selection are for the In-Person version only. The following are the program fees for the Virtual version.

  • High School Student = $2,567
  • Incoming UCLA Student = $2,249
  • Incoming UC Student = $2,249

All other fees listed will remain the same for the Virtual version.

Program Fee
Registration Fee
Document Fee (for first-time Summer Sessions students)
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* Fees only apply for certain student types

Meet your instructors

Julia Koerner

Associate Adjunct Professor and Director, Summer Programs

Julia Koerner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design. She is internationally recognised for design innovation in 3D-Printing, Julia’s work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her designs have been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, VICE, WIRED and the New York Times among other publications. Museums and Institutions which have exhibited her work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, Ars Electronica, among others. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is its embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘Sporophyte’. Her collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and 3D printed costumes for Hollywood entertainment productions such as Marvel’s Black Panther in collaboration with Ruth Carter which recently won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. She further collaborated with Swarovski on a showpiece which displays Swarovski’s continued strive for innovation and the early developments of 3D-printing technology with glass.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York. Julia is the Director of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s Summer Programs Jumpstart and TeenArch Studio and has been a faculty member since 2012. She previously held academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting Schools in France and Jordan.

Julia will lead a team of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students and alumni to deliver the TeenArch Studio Summer Institute program.

Morgane Copp

Lecturer and Associate Director, Summer Programs

Morgane Copp is a French-American architectural designer based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She holds a BArch from the University of Nottingham and an MArch I from UCLA AUD, where she graduated with distinction. She has taught at UCLA AUD and California College of Arts (CCA), as well as served as Associate Director of the AUD Summer Programs. Copp has been a critic at UCLA AUD, USC, USD, CCA, and UC Berkeley. Her work and research focus on image-making through speculative scenarios, whilst always questioning the default. Her latest work interrogates the role of the architect in dense forms of urbanism, exploring opportunities that can be found in between existing structures, whilst challenging the conventions of preservation.

Copp has practiced architecture internationally in Athens, New York, Basel, San Diego, and Los Angeles, at offices including Herzog & de Meuron and Rob Wellington Quigley Architects. She has worked on a wide array of typologies and scales, ranging from high-end commercial towers to affordable housing projects in California. Copp is now Project Designer at Young & Ayata, leading the international winning-competition entry of an Agriculture Institute in South Korea.