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Summer Opportunities

Wondering how to keep busy during the summer?  The Department of Architecture has put together some resources and ideas for students.  If you have other suggestions to share, please let us know!

Job and internship information:

UW Career Center

Additional options for education:

Volunteer in your community:

United Way of King County Volunteer Programs:

Get engaged:

YMCA-sponsored program for opportunities to serve on City of Seattle boards and commissions:

Take the time to develop technical skills:

Students can enroll in online classes offered by  A Seattle Public Library card provides free access.

Software tools identified as valued by design offices are: Revit, Enscape (a rendering plug-in for Revit), Rhino and Grasshopper.

Or, build your design portfolio by entering a design competition.  Design In Public has put out the call for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival (virtual) proposals:

Take care of your mind and body:

A variety of mindfulness & fitness videos + some live-streaming classes are available on UW Recreation’s page:

Cultivate your creativity:

Students can join a sketching group like Urban Sketchers.

Gage Academy will be resuming its free Drink + Draw event which takes place every 2nd and 4th Thursday.  “Whether you’re a practicing artist, an expert doodler, a Capitol Hill Art Walk devotee, or someone just looking to start a new creative hobby, pencil yourself in for a night of delicious drinking and drawing.  Free art supplies sponsored by BLICK; a live model; and a knowledgeable host from Gage Academy of Art.”

Get acquainted with and/or begin studying for the ARE:

Graduates of accredited schools of architecture may receive complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation. Non-NAAB degree holders or individuals enrolled in an AXP Program Working under an Architect’s Supervision may also be eligible for up to 18 months complimentary membership.”

AIA Associate members, including previous AIA Associate members, can earn AXP hours online via Emerge by AIAU for FREE: