During a program based in Edinburgh and London, seniors and graduate students in the architecture and interior architecture and design programs have easy access to experience the cities and their environs as design laboratories. Students conduct research during visits to architecture firms, green building sites and cultural attractions at various locations throughout the UK, spending a week in Edinburgh and three weeks in London. A hands-on experiential weekend design-build project features camping out in Suffolk. Most weekends allow free time for exploring London and nearby British and European destinations.
The capstone project is an intense one-day team design charette drawing on research done during the preparatory seminar and coursework while abroad. The charette is conducted at prominent architectural firms in London and critiqued the following day.
The course is offered as a graduate studio or graduate elective every other summer.