Architecture Summer School - Year 12

Course Content

Urban Hacks – Car Park Edition

As we move towards generating a greener, more sustainable future for the planet, it is important to start considering how we repurpose what already exists, how we develop and propose urban hacks to improve our immediate urban environments. With the vast amount of car-parking available across the country, what could we use those car parks for if we no longer needed cars?

Through this Bronze Arts Award Architectural Summer School, you will be guided through the process of designing a set of small urban interventions that re-imagine the towns and cities around us. How can we use pre-existing pockets of space for a better quality of life? The programme of workshops will provide you with an introduction to architectural drawing, model making and design thinking; the key skills required of any good designer. 


  • You must be a current Year 12 student to participate in this course.
  • You must be residing in the UK for the duration of the course. 
  • This course will take place via an online platform therefore you must have internet access.

Online Participation

The course will be taking place within an online classroom on Blackboard Collaborate, a secure platform which is used by University for the Creative Arts.

You may wish to participate via audio, though this is not a requirement and we recommend participation via the chat/messaging function on the page. You will not use a webcam or participate via video. All sessions will be monitored and supervised by University of the Creative Arts employees and will be recorded to allow for multiple viewings by students on the course. 

Participants will be sent a secure link to the virtual classroom each week and this will ensure that only students with an approved place on the course and UCA employees will have access to the room. 


Dates & Timings

The course will take place over 5 days starting Monday 27 July.

  • Monday 27 July 2020
  • Tuesday 28 July 2020
  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Thursday 30 July 2020
  • Friday 31 July 2020

The days will follow the below timings:

  • 10am - 12pm: Online workshop and demonstration
  • 12noon - 2pm: Break and self-directed study
  • 2pm - 4pm: Online workshop, demonstration and discussion

How to Apply

To apply for this online summer school, please complete the application form:

Summer School 2020 - application form

Please be aware that we will prioritise applications by individual eligibility. For more information about our admissions criteria, please see here