SCI-Arc Shanghai

The SCI-Arc Shanghai initiative offers an intensive three-month design course for Digital Design & Fabrication in 3D printing, virtual/augmented reality and robotics. 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from SCI-Arc and will be eligible to apply to SCI-Arc’s Master of Architecture program for Fall 2016 after completion of this program. 

This initiative is designed for students, architects, designers, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds who wish to engage with new techniques of complex geometric modeling in digital design, advanced fabrication techniques of additive manufacturing, and robotics. It offers new means for design inquiry where participants will actively use and explore computational tools both in stages of concept and practice. It is a full-time initiative requiring a minimum of 30 hours per week; including 8 hours 3 times a week for studio and 3 hours 2 times a week for seminars. 

This initiative also includes a cultural study seminar with field trips and a portfolio preparation seminar.

Additional Information

The 2016 SCI-Arc Shanghai initiative will be led by SCI-Arc alumnus Steven Ma  (M.Arch '08) principal and founder of China’s first 3D printing firm Xuberance, and a team from his office, as well as invited guests. The workshop will be held in English and run primarily using software such as Autodesk MAYA, Zbrush, Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing, UnReal Engine, Materialise Magics, etc. Participants need to bring their own laptops or workstations. 

Student work will be exhibited at a SCI-Arc Alumni Event in August and a final presentation will be held at SCI-Arc’s Los Angeles Campus. SCI-Arc leadership will be present at the final reviews for this program. Xuberance will provide various robots and 3D printers including FDM, DLP and SLA onsite for prototyping purposes during the design process. Industrial printer outsourcing such as EOS (SLS/SLM/TPA)/ 3D-Systems (SLA), Stratasys (Polyjet-Color), etc. will also be available at the lowest printing cost for students.