Architecture Summer Schools in Cambridge

What’s special about studying the subject in the location

From the solid, Brutalist design of the British Library, to the futuristic styling of the National Space Centre in Leicester, and the functional beauty of Heathrow’s Terminal 3 – each of these iconic buildings was designed and built by Cambridge University alumni. For aspiring urban designers, there are few better places to learn the discipline than Cambridge, surrounded by the legacy of great architects, such as Sir Christopher Wren, James Stirling, and Foster and Partners, as well as fascinating architecture like the world famous King’s College Chapel.



The Architecture Summer School in Cambridge for 13-15 Year Olds

Summary of the subject summer school in the location for the first age group

The 13-15 year old Architecture Summer School starts with the unique architecture of Cambridge University itself, participants will learn to explore the world around them with an architect’s eye: analysing their environment and identifying how each building, structure, and feature has been influenced by Britain’s long history with urban design. Both traditional and contemporary styles will be covered, with particular attention paid to Palladian, Gothic Revival, and Modern architectural trends.


The Architecture Summer School in Cambridge for 16-18 Year Olds

Summary of the subject summer school in the location for the second age group

You will be provided with an exciting and unparalleled insight into university-level Architecture.. Through a series of hands-on activities, you will prepare, critically examine, and develop your own personal architecture portfolio. You’ll even work independently on a mock proposal for a real-world project, preparing as if you were pitching a real client. It’s this well-rounded, holistic approach to teaching architecture that makes this Immerse programme an invaluable experience for young would-be architects.


Why choose Immerse Education?

1. Exceptional learning experiences

At Immerse Education, our academic programmes are more than just a lesson in a classroom. We’re dedicated to providing our participants with exceptional learning experiences.

Participants will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like minded peers, guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The ‘Immerse’ model of learning is now offered in over 30 different programmes.

2. Developing global perspectives

Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic
programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance,
broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are
all important priorities for Immerse Education. Our academic
programmes facilitate healthy discussion, whilst enriching the
perspectives of each of our participants

3. A personalised approach

We offer a personalised approach that appreciates and caters to the needs of each of our participants. This starts at the point of contact, and continues throughout the programme, and beyond. Not only do we support our participants throughout their Immerse experience, but we’re also invested in their success after they’ve completed their programme. We provide exciting initiatives beyond our academic programmes to support our valued alumni.


Jack Sardeson, Architecture tutor

Jack completed his undergraduate at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London (UCL) in 2014, receiving the Henry Bartlett Scholarship in his final year for his design work on architecture and antibiotic resistance. After being recruited by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Jack worked on a new terminal for Geneva Airport before taking a second year-out to work with ARUP engineering on a transport-hub in Riyadh.

In 2016, Jack began his masters at the University of Cambridge. His MPhil work on neurodegeneration and urban architecture was exhibited at the London Festival Architecture and was additionally awarded the RIBA Wren Scholarship. In 2018, he was appointed a Winston Churchill Fellow and is currently continuing his research on neurodegeneration in collaboration with the British Council. In addition to his research, Jack is regularly invited as a guest critic at UCL, and runs design workshops for undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.

Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged
13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever
age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding
(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University
colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the
world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that
you could be staying in.

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