The main goal of the Architecture & Design Global Career Summer Program is to cover a wide range of architecture- and design-related subjects usually absent from the syllabus or studied only theoretically, but that will be essential to the students in the real world.
Architecture, Design, Land Development, Real Estate
Initially, a young architect’s work is performed under the leadership of senior architects. As junior architects progress in their careers, they become the leaders on various projects themselves. The ECCEDU program is oriented towards preparing students for their future careers and to become leaders within their profession. The unique ECCEDU Architecture & Design program of lectures is designed on that basis, and includes element from rela estate and land development. The three parts of the curriculum (the lectures, the internship program, and the design assignment) will give students more confidence and a much better understanding of the business world of architecture, design, planning, real estate, land development, and construction.
General Structure of the Program
Part I - Lectures (3 weeks, July 8 to July 26)
The lectures are undertaken over a period of 3 weeks.
The lectures are taught in classrooms, but we will go outside on occasions where the city itself becomes the classrom. The lectures follow a business-oriented curriculum and revolve around career-oriented topics such as the architectural design of commercial buildings from a business perspective, the planning and management of cities’ growth, working with clients, leadership or cooperation between architects, land developers and real estate consultants. We will touch on land development processes and discuss how various market trends impact the design and development process.
On several occasions, we will leave the classroom and visit historical or modern architecture sites and a project under construction. We will make several excursions out of Prague; specifically to Dresden, Kutna Hora and, on a voluntary basis, Vienna, at the end of the program.
Courses are taught by leading local and international architects and planners, professionals in land development, IT specialists and representatives from real estate firms. We select lecturers with real experience in order to make sure that they can give students a true impression of their field.
Part II - Internships (3 - 4 weeks, July 29 to August 16 or 23)
After the three weeks of lectures, students will take part in internships in prominent local and international architectural and development firms based in Prague or neighbouring countries. Students will have an opportunity to apply and improve the knowledge gained during the lectures.
Part III – Design Assignment (6 weeks, July 9 to August 16)
Students will also have a design assignment to work on over the duration of the program. It will be assigned on the first day of lectures, and will be related to the curriculum of the year. The design project will be led by two senior practicing Czech architects with extensive design and teaching experience. Other architects, selected developers and real estate consultants will be invited to participate as critics during the presentations.
Lectures & Lecturers
Our lecturers are CEOs and directors, but also valuers and journalists.
Lecture topics include, but are not limited to:
- Valuations, to what extent can Valuations influence value of RE?
- Digital Fabrication & Robotics, New Paradigm in Architecture
- Business of Architecture, Land Development and Real Estate
- Designing Green Buildings
- History of 19th and 20th Century Architecture in Prague
For a detailed list of our lecturers and lecture topics, please visit: https://www.eccedu.net/en/m-9-architecture-design
ECCEDU internships offer a unique and invaluable job experience with some of the best architecture and development companies in Prague and abroad.
Students can take part in a 3- to 4-week-long internship, depending on their preferences, at a local architecture or real estate development company chosen by each student depending on their academic performance during the lecture half of the program.
Internships are always under the close supervision and guidance of senior company representatives, who attend to students and coach them. Students will carry out office-based work related to the practice of architecture such as research, working with various software programs, attending meetings, visiting construction sites, etc.
Our partners range from large international companies to smaller and more speciliazed ones. Such partners include Jestico+ Whiles Architecture, Chapman Taylor Architects, Ian Bogle Architects, Chybik+Kristof Architecs, D.A.M. architekti and AED Project, among others.
ECCEDU Grand Reception
Traditionally our Global Career Summer Programs open with a
Welcome gala evening for ECCEDU students, which provides an opportunity to meet the inspiring people who contribute to the ECCEDU community as well as students from other fields of studies (International Business and Law). This year, the Grand Reception will take place on 8 July 2019.
The Grand Reception also serves as an annual meeting place for top-level representatives from Czech and foreign companies, as well as politicians, diplomats, and academics.
Our students are offered a wide range of extracurricular activities during their stay.
Our staff arranges various team-building events throughout the lecture period (first month) of the Summer Program. The goal is to engage students in various free-time activities and introduce them to European culture in an entertaining and intelligible way. We also organize escape games, karaoke sessions, laser games and barbecues, and we go sightseeing in Prague and shop for traditional products and souvenirs. Trips around the Czech Republic and abroad are also organised, with destinations such as Český Krumlov, Kutná Hora, Vienna, or Berlin.
Graduation & Certificates
A ECCEDU Graduation Certificate will be issued. Following the completion of lectures, the ECCEDU team will hold an informal certificate awarding ceremony.
ECCEDU graduation certificated are issued by partner companies, who provide certificates of internships.
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