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Architecture in Europe

Architecture in Europe
Participants will visit culturally significant works of architecture and urbanism in the European countries of Italy, France and Spain.
Location: 
Italy, France, Spain
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Graduate Courses
Program Type: 
Faculty-led
Highlights: 
  • Learn about historical and contemporary trends in European urban design.
  • Experiencing historically significant works of architecture and important historical and contemporary works of architecture in Rome, Siena, Florence, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona and Madrid
Program Summary: 

Program Overview

The summer 2019 Architecture in Europe program will take us to Italy (Rome, Siena, Florence), Southern France (Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles) and Spain (Barcelona, Madrid). In addition to visiting important individual buildings, the primary emphasis for this study abroad program will be to study urban design and infrastructure (public space, natural features, waterways, monuments, transportation, services) and how these interact with buildings to create what is experienced as the public realm. We will engage in mapping, diagramming, sketching and field observations to document and understand the numerous forces that shape the cities’ pasts, futures, and the daily lives of their inhabitants.

Location: 

DATES:

Depart U.S.: May 23, 2019
Arrive in Rome: May 24, 2019
Rome: May 24-29, 2019
Siena: May 29-June 1, 2019
Lyon: June 1-4, 2019
La Tourette: June 4-5, 2019
Aix-en-Provence: June 5-8, 2019
Barcelona: June 8-13, 2019
Madrid: June 13-17, 2019
Depart Madrid: June 17, 2019
 

ITINERARY:

The program will begin in Rome, which has a host of contemporary, renaissance, medieval and ancient buildings to see and learn from. After Rome the group will spend just a couple of days in Siena and Florence, the seat of the Italian Renaissance, looking at the Duomo and its construction as well as the numerous museums dedicated to Renaissance art. From there, the group will visit Lyon, Aix en Provence, Barcelona and Madrid and study the ways these cities have been shaped by historic, cultural, natural and technological forces.


Rome (5 days):  St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican; Sensory Garden At Parco Delle Rupicole (mtstudio); Colosseum; Pantheon; Stazione Tiburtina (ABDR); Ponte Della Musica (Powell-Williams); Macro Museum Of Contemporary Art (Odile Decq); Church San Pio Da Pietralcina (Studio di Architettura Anselmi & Associati); Sapienza University Faculty Of Studies In Humanities (SPSK); MAXXI (Hadid); Santo Volto Di Gesù (Sartogo).

Siena and Florence (3 days): Participants will stay in Siena with a day trip to Florence. While in Florence, they will visit Il Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore (Brunelleschi); Uffizi Palace; Accademia; Palazzo Vechio; Galileo Museum; Ponte Vecchio. Municipal Library (Studio Archea)

Lyon (3 days):  Lyon is a 2000 year old city with historic Roman ruins, medieval and Renaissance architecture.  It is known for its modern Confluence district and the Traboules, covered passageways between buildings.  Participants will also travel to Ferminy to visit Saint-Pierre a concrete building which was designed to be a church but construction was stalled and not finish until 2006, forty-one years after Le Corbusier's death.

La Tourette (1 day): The Convent of La Tourette is Le Corbusier's final building completed in Europe. Participants will stay the night at monastery.


Aix-en-Provence (3 days):  Southern France’s Paris:  a network of boulevards and 17th Century Baroque architecture.  Paul Cezanne’s began his career here.  While in this city, students will visit Renzo Piano’s Chateau La Coste Art Gallery, Kengo Kuma’s Conservatory of Music and Dietmar Feichtinger Architects’ Universite de Provence.  We will take a day trip to Marseille, a multicultural Mediterranean coastal city.

Barcelona (5 days):  Participants will visit La Sagrada Família Basilica, one of Antonio Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona and Gaudí's Unesco-listed Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milá.  We will also visit the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe and Foundation of Joan Miro and the Picasso Museum.

Madrid (4 days):  Madrid is Spain’s capital with elegant boulevards and expansive parks.  It’s known for its Prado Museum with works of Goya, Velazuez and other Spanish masters and the baroque Royal Palace. 

Academic Information: 

Program Courses:

ARCH 690 Architecture Study Abroad (6 credit hours) Required. 

ARCH 692 Documentation (3 credit hours) Required for M. Arch I Students, Optional for M. Arch II and III students.

Housing: 

Accommodations

Participants will stay in centrally located hotels or hostels in Rome, Siena, Lyon, La Tourette in Éveux, Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona and Madrid.  

Eligibility: 

Eligibility

The program is open to KU Masters of Architecture Students (3 year or 5 year program) who have completed ARCH 209 or ARCH 502.

The following additional students are eligible on a space-available basis:

  • KU Architectural Studies Students who have completed third year
  • KU Architectural Engineering students who have completed ARCH 200
  • KU Design students who have completed third year and have drawing experience

Priority will be given to KU Architecture students.

Further Reading: 
For more information, contact:

Shannon Criss, Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Architecture Department
102 Marvin
scriss@ku.edu

Nils Gore, Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Architecture Department
102 Marvin
ngore@ku.edu

Program Faculty: 

Shannon Criss, Associate Professor in the Architecture Department, she currently teaches Arch 608 studio, Arch 802 Final year options studio and is a principal at Dotte Agency, KU’s Kansas City, Kansas based urban design hub.

Nils Gore, Associate Professor in the Architecture Department, has taught at the University of Kansas since 2001. He currently teaches ARCH 509 studio courses, Arch600 “making” courses, and is a principal at Dotte Agency, KU’s Kansas City, Kansas based urban design hub.

Add Course: 
This course is worth 6 credit hours and is a required course.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
This is a required course for M.Arch I students. It is optional for M.Arch II & III students.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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