School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Hong Kong, China
Radical environmental challenges demand a new and collaborative approach to teaching sustainability that places students at multiple points of significance in the polycentric city. The School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture (HKU) are partnering to offer a coordinated series of faculty-led courses bringing Oregon students to Hong Kong in late summer and Hong Kong students to Oregon in spring to compare definitions of and approaches to sustainable development in both locations (note: students can participate in one or all program related courses). The sequence begins with a 2-week immersion course in urban ecological design in Hong Kong in August.
Daily exercises that examine urban typologies allow students to experience a variety of microcultures in the collective of neighborhoods of previously unincorporated villages that now make up the city of Barcelona. The first three weeks will be spent in Barcelona and Granada, studying typologies while slowly transitioning into site analysis and design workshops for the 22@ district. Participants reside in and experience everyday life in the pedestrian waterfront 22@ neighborhood of Poblenou.
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Vancouver Architecture & Design Program, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Vancouver architecture and urban design program is an integrated, design-based program open to undergraduate and graduate students in architecture and interior architecture who are eligible for their 4/584 studio sequences. More information:
Architectural Studies in Vicenza, Italy
The spring architecture program in Vicenza offers a unique opportunity to experience Italy's contribution to architectural, urban and landscape design and gives students a first-hand introduction to Italy's culture, people and language. Excursions in Vicenza and nearby regional towns complement the studio, allowing students to expand their knowledge of Italy outside the classroom, and providing a vehicle for hands-on study in the history and media classes.
Architectural and Art History Studies in Rome
University of Oregon architecture and history of art and architecture faculty members teach a full curriculum of courses and studio during a summer term program in Rome. The twelve credit program consists of a studio, a media course and a seminar. Rome is the laboratory for each of these courses. In addition to these classes, the Rome program also offers a number of field trips with opportunities to explore other cities in Italy. This program is available to interior architecture and architecture students who have successfully completed at least four design studios.
The department offers students the opportunity to study in Denmark through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS). The DIS program has Summer, Fall and Spring semesters, and academic year programs in Copenhagen. Instruction is in English.
The Lisio Foundation trip to Florence, Italy runs every other year. The Foundation is on a country estate on the south hills of Florence, Italy. It is 25 minutes by bus to the city's center. It has a studio with six Jacquard looms, a computer lab, a textile reference library, archive collection, production weaving studio, apartments for students, a park area, and a church.
Denmark and The Netherlands
Summer UO Bicycle Transportation course
The program is an intensive seminar held in key urban locations in Western Europe. Participants will study bicycle planning, design, policy and culture as a sustainable and economically viable form of transportation. The program will focus on the practices and policies that foster safe, convenient and accessible bicycle infrastructure and the underlying culture that supports a high rate of bicycle use. Denmark and the Netherlands became great places to bike, and this course will explore how and why this transformation happened and will challenge students to think about how to make similar change within the United States context.
Croatia Summer Field School
The aim of this field school is to prepare documentation relevant for protection of those elements that represent the cultural identity of the Island of Drvenik Veli as a whole. It is a long-term goal that requires an interdisciplinary approach. Students will participate in a trio of courses that explore both the cultural values and physical characteristics of these fascinating historic sites.