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Architectural Monuments in Barcelona, Spain: Gaudi to Mies to Meier

Info Session:  Thursday, October 6, 12:30-1:30 (HJG W101)

AET 486 / ARC 586 3 credits

This course meets for 1 hour per week on campus during the Spring Semester, with a 10 day travel component to beautiful Barcelona, Spain occurring over Spring Break.

Travel Dates: March 17-26, 2017.

Come with us on an amazing adventure to study the architecture and art of Barcelona (Gaudi, Dali, Picasso and much more) Spain.


Our journey will start in the classroom with weekly sessions on campus. Over Spring Break we will fly as a group from the U.S. to Spain and journey to Barcelona to experience, the Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, Palaca Reial, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, Palacio Güell, Barcelona Cathedral, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Barcelona Pavilion   There will be free time to visit the Museu Picasso, La Barceloneta Beach and more. 

This is a course is open to all majors and will focus on the study of a sampling of the history of architecture’s most significant structures.  The course is designed for students who wish to study examples of architectural history in direct contact with the historic structures.  Students will be required to sketch, diagram, photograph, and understand these structures while documenting their work with an architectural portfolio project.  Students will travel to and tour these historic structures with the Instructor.

We will conduct in-depth studies of selected celebrated architects, Antonio Gaudi, Mies van der Rohe and Richard Meier.  What is their role in Spanish architecture history and development?  How have they been influenced?  How are they significant to world architecture and the profession today?

The structure of the course is based on lectures, presentations and in-class discussions of the weekly topics based on selected readings, case studies, field trips, and research.

Program Fee: $2600*

Program fee includes:  Round-trip group international flight, hotel accommodations and breakfast daily, in-country transportation, airport transfers, scheduled excursions and entrance fees and a group dinner.

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 10 deposits have been received.  The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account. Scholarships are available, deadline to apply is November 15th. Applications and a program deposit of $1,000.00 are DUE by December 1st and full payment is DUE January 27th.  Click here to submit your application and for instruction on how to make the program deposit.

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Faculty Contact: Dan Davis, 860.768.4094