I'm trying to gather some firsthand insight into a variety of summer programs in architecture in Europe and in the US.
I don't have a background in architecture. I have an undergrad degree in computer science, a grad degree in business and am currently in a graphic design MFA program.
I am looking into
1) AA summer program
2) UCL summer program
3) Harvard GSD Career Discovery
4) UC Berkley summer
5) UPenn summer
6) Columbia summer
7) Cornell summer
I have no intention of becoming an architect. My goal is to learn the principles of architecture and systems design. I also want to do it in as hands-on manner as possible (I'd like to shy away from digital if possible) I want to understand how to think like an architect, see what architects see, etc..
Has anyone gone to these programs? What was it like? Was it worth it? What was excellent about it? What wasn't so great about it?
any insight would be greatly appreciated!