University of Oregon

Architecture in Vicenza

Program Overview

Gain a valuable perspective on Italy’s contribution to architectural, urban, and landscape design through the ages. The program begins in Rome with a two-week study tour that includes Siena, Florence and Bologna before taking up residence for eight weeks in Vicenza, where the focus will be on the design studio. Traveling and then living in an Italian town will give you a rich cultural experience, enhanced by coursework that will contribute to your academic progress toward your degree.

Academic Details

Classes for the first two weeks will focus on the subject area courses and be fieldwork intensive. Classes at the Vicenza site will focus on studio with excursions in the region. Excursions are an integral and required component of the academic experience of the Vicenza program.

For specific program information, please see: Vicenza Flyer 2016.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Faculty and Staff

The instructors for 2016 are Megan Haight and Donald Corner.

Donald Corner is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. His principal interests are in materials and construction technology as generators of physical form in contemporary and historical contexts. He has done work in production technologies of affordable housing, particularly the design and manufacture of prototypes which facilitate owner-building and that can be independently developed in rural settings.

Housing Description

Live in an apartment, shared with other students on the program. Those housed in a multi-room apartment will have two to four persons in a bedroom and access to two full baths. The apartments have locker space for personal storage, a kitchenette and dining area, and washing machines with drying areas.

The apartment is located in the historic center within easy walking distance of the studio facilities and are close to markets, neighborhood stores, pizzerias and other restaurants. While in Vicenza, you will receive coupons and meal vouchers for weekday breakfasts and dinners. The breakfast coupons are for two different cafés, and the dinner vouchers are for a self-service restaurant of high quality in the center of town, where many working Vicentini eat regularly. You are responsible for other meals. Details about housing arrangements will be announced as they become available.

Additional Requirements

  • A working knowledge of Italian is recommended. You will be required to take an introductory Italian course in winter term before the program (this is a special course for Vicenza students specifically). 
  • Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students. 
  • Must be eligible for University of Oregon 4/584 studio sequences. 
  • Graduate students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 or above

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter201612/1/20154/11/20166/29/2106
Spring Quarter2017Coming soonMid-AprilLate June

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.