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.

There are scholarship funds available for this program for Spring 2017, with award amounts generally ranging from $500-$1,500. The scholarship application is within the program application; speak with your GEO advisor for more information.

Academic Details

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

For specific program information, please see: Vicenza Flier 2017.

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 2017 are Donald Corner and Jenny Young.

Donald Corner is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. His principal interests are in materials and construction technology as generators of architectural form in both contemporary and historical contexts. His research and teaching focus on the design and detailing of high performance building envelopes for institutional and residential construction.

Jenny Young is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. She specializes in the intersection of society and behavior in architecture and is a practicing architect. Her research in town form and public space has focused on rural towns in the U.S. as well as cities in Italy.

Housing Description

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

The apartments are 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 can be used at 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

  • All classes will be in English, but a working knowledge of Italian is recommended. An introductory Italian course in winter term before the program (this is a special course for Vicenza students specifically) is offered to help you prepare for your time in Italy. 
  • This is a design intensive program for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students. 
  • You must be eligible for University of Oregon 4/584 (intermediate level) studio sequences. 
  • Graduate students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 or above

 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter201711/15/164/10/20176/28/2017

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.