“The Institute was an invaluable experience for me as a student. I love how individualized the projects and attention are; it allows one to make significant progress in a short period of time. I now feel prepared to go into my year abroad at Columbia and do some really great work. I would recommend it to anyone interested in studying architecture!”           – Julia McConnell, Mount Holyoke College, Summer 2015


The Institute–NY is a non-degree granting, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the study of architecture in New York City. Admission is open to all undergraduate or post-undergraduate students interested in furthering their education through a program of individual study in architecture and urban design. No prior architectural-drawing or computer-graphic skills are required as a prerequisite for admission.

As an equal opportunity organization, the Institute–NY does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ­ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

The Institute is unable to grant visas to international students at this time. Foreign students on a current visa from another U.S. educational institution are welcome to apply.

To Apply:

Given the individualized nature of the Institute’s program, there are a limited number of spots available each semester, so we encourage early applications. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Institute’s directors to express their intent to apply. Digital submissions are preferred, but hardcopy submissions are also accepted. (Please note that application materials will not be returned.)

Required application materials:

1. Statement of Interest
2. Student’s goals for the program:
3. Current resume; creative portfolio; and any other relevant information (optional).

Apply by email:

Apply by mail:

The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies
180 Varick Street
Suite 410
New York, NY 10014

Program Schedule:

Summer Term (8 weeks):
Early June to early August, with allowance for Fourth of July holiday.

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition for the Summer 2018 Semester is $4,225.