Beginning today, a mixed group of fifteen SCI-Arc grads and undergrads led by faculty member John Bohn have embarked in a 13-week onsite design studio in Tokyo, Japan. Participants will be spending the summer working under the guidance of both SCI-Arc design faculty and Japanese faculty from leading institutions such as University of Tokyo, Kyoto Seika University, Keio University, and Hosei University.
Tokyo Study-Abroad, Summer 2011
A highlight of this summer’s studio is the exclusive involvement of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corporation, who will provide access and training to use environmental disaster simulation software to stage building simulations from coast to city, to neighborhood and street, to building and slice of a building. In addition, ARUP Japan will provide students with hands-on engineering and technical support as they work on completing their projects.
A new addition to the Japan studio curriculum is a 2-week workshop involving students from SCI-Arc and three Tokyo-based schools—Hosei University, University of Tokyo and Keio University. The event will bring together students from the four schools to create dynamic design teams that will work on completing a joint project to be announced at the start of the workshop. On Friday, May 18, Japan Studio participants will also attend SCI-Arc’s Tokyo Alumni & Friends Cocktail Party organized by alumnus Kiyokazu Arai (M.Arch '83) of ARAI Architects.
Starting this year, SCI-Arc has partnered with Hosei University to offer studio facilities and housing on Hosei’s Tokyo campus.
For more information on SCI-Arc’s study-abroad programs, click HERE.