The emphasis on culture in architecture is a platform from which to collaborate, at unprecedented levels, in transcontinental and cross-disciplinary investigations.Among these opportunities, the Department of Architecture is working in close partnerships with universities, organizations, and practitioners in such countries as Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, and Ukraine.
The formal vocabulary of ancient Greek architecture, in particular the division of architectural style into three defined orders: the Doric Order, the Ionic Order and the Corinthian Order, was to have profound effect on Western architecture of later periods.
The architecture of ancient Rome grew out of that of Greece and maintained its influence in Italy unbroken until the present day.
A limited mapping of recent years reveals over forty national and international destinations that architecture students and faculty have visited and researched together.
This cultural curiosity illuminates the School’s tremendous appetite to understand the global position and contexts from which architects must operate.
Workshops, lectures, fieldwork, and visits to notable sites, both well known and off the beaten path, are all part of the experience.
While the focus of these studies is on architecture, historic preservation, and urban design, there are opportunities for students to experience and enjoy the local culture of these wonderful places.
SARUP faculty administer the programs and accompany students on their travels.
Summer 2017 Program Description This intensive eight week course of study directed by Gil Snyder and Bob Greenstreet is designed not only to introduce students to important architectural and urban artifacts in Paris, Florence, and Venice, but also to examine the cultural context that shapes and informs them.
The first professional degree in Architecture was accredited in 1967, and the Master of Architecture program received its first accreditation in 1968.