PRE-UNIVERSITY - Be an Architect in Barcelona

Be an Architect: Design your Project in Barcelona

Live the experience in a city of great Architectural history and richness

Official name
Design your Project in Barcelona
Degree certificate issued by La Salle
Modality On-site On-site On-site On-site On-site
Duration 1 Week 2 Weeks 1 Week 2 Weeks 2 Weeks
Language English English English English English
Places available 25 25 25 25 25
Credits 0-ECTS 0-ECTS 0-ECTS 0-ECTS 0-ECTS
Start Date 01 July 2024 01 July 2024 01 July 2024 01 July 2024 01 July 2024
Schedule Mon. to Fri. from 10am to 2pm (1 week) Mon. to Fri. from 10am to 2pm (2 weeks) Mon. to Fri. from 10am to 3pm (1 week - meal included) Mon. to Fri from 10am to 3pm (2 weeks) Full Time (accommodation included)
Location Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona

The Be an Architect in Barcelona course is a two-week workshop for you to imagine, design and build Barcelona, ​​a city full of history and architectural wealth. The objective is that while you get ready to access your future studies in Architecture, you get to know Barcelona, ​​enjoy its architecture and life on an international university campus.

You can choose to enroll just one week or both weeks. Week 1 of the course is global to all students and we will analyze the historical neighborhoods of the city of Barcelona, its architecture and its urbanism: Ciutat Vella, Gràcia, Sarrià and Sant Martí, visiting one of modern architecture’s jewel such as the Mies van der Rohe Pavillion in Barcelona, understanding modern architecture, its materiality and its spaces.”

In Week 2 we will analyze the neighborhood of the Eixample, the neighborhood that united all the other neighborhoods and contributed to the construction of the admired and wonderful city of Barcelona, ​​recognized worldwide for its design and urban planning. We will also carry out, during this second week, an architectural project in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

On the last day of the course there will be a presentation of the different proposals designed by the students. It is not necessary to bring any specific material to the campus during the course.

During the course, you will work individually and in groups to develop the projects, a perfect start to develop your personal portfolio of application to the university.

The Director of the Technical School of Architecture of La Salle (ETSALS), the Architect Josep Ferrando, will hold a keynote lecture on Barcelona. The rest of the sessions will be taught by university professors with the assistance of PhD and Master students, all of them architects and active working professionals.

The Summer School is offered 100% on-site modality and in English, so it is necessary to have an intermediate level to make the most of the experience and discuss with colleagues of different nationalities.

You are able to choose between participating for one or two weeks and you can also choose the schedule that best suits you:

  • From 10am to 2pm, to attend the classes of your specialty.
  • From 10am to 3pm, to attend school classes, lunch included in our campus.
  • Full day with accommodation in our residence, located inside the campus. Includes cultural and leisure outings, and activities on weekends. Learning and fun will go hand in hand thanks to the a group of instructors who will accompany you to make your stay even more comfortable. “

If you are considering studying Architecture or Design at university, this is definitely your course!

Follow us on Instagram @lssummerschool and check out the experiences of our former students!

Re-imagining Mies van der Rohe’s world famous Barcelona Pavilion

Feel what it’s like to be an architect

Hands up for the bunker

Related Formation