Architecture in Vicenza
This is a competitive admission program. All eligible applicants will be interviewed by the faculty directors prior to an acceptance decision being made. Early applications are encouraged.
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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 the flyer at the following link: Vicenza 2022 Flyer.
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.
Non-UO students: 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.
- 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
The instructors are Jim Givens, Jenny Young, and Donald Corner.
Jim Givens is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and has maintained an active design practice since 1989. James places great emphasis on a design process that is closely tied to the site and to the reality of the building as it is being built. His current research investigates six houses for the depth of feeling and beauty that they possess.
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.
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.
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.
GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.
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