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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Area of Study: Architecture Term: Summer
Program Advisor: Olga Crombie
Program Description:

UB Architecture in Madrid

Madrid, Spain     Madrid, Spain     Madrid
Spain has traditionally played a key role not only in the national and international architecture production but also in the development of architecture teaching and research. Spanish architects represent a very relevant sector of the world profession, with key figures in almost all spheres related to the discipline –teaching, research and practice–. The Study Abroad Program in Madrid, Spain 2018 will allow UB Architecture students to be involved with the context and production of Spanish architecture and its practicioners. UB students will benefit from having a direct experience on the Spanish day-to-day relationship between school and practice, which will enhance their
curricular experience and prepare them further for their professional development. The time spent in the city of Madrid and the rest of the country will provide the students with a cultural, gastronomic, professional, intellectual, and personal unforgettable experience.

In this program, undergraduate students receive 12 credit hours (6 studio + two 3 credit
seminars) and graduate students receive 13 credits (7 studio + two 3 credit seminars) through 9 weeks of residence in Madrid.

The Design Studio (six (6) credit hour undergraduate/seven (7) credit hour graduate) at the SPAIN Study Abroad program for the summer 2018 is titled UB Cultural Campus in Madrid. Through a deeper direct understanding of Spanish architecture the program will focus on the design of a cultural facility located in Madrid aimed to be a
permanent UB facility in Spain. The assumed program for this mid-sized complex will deal with various aspects of the discipline like program, context, materiality and construction.

The first seminar will be entitled Spanish Masters: Nine Lessons (three (3) credit hours). This class will be based on a series of lectures that will explore the work of nine of the most relevant architects in Spain of the last 70 years. The content of this seminar will be related to the Studio.

The second seminar is entitled Modern and Contemporary in Madrid (three (3) credit hour). It will provide the opportunity to examine the most relevant examples of modern and contemporary architecture in Madrid over the last 70 years with weekly site visits to specific buildings, projects and architecture offices. The content of this seminar will be related and directly applicable to the Studio.

The Spain Study Abroad Program 2018 includes a lecture series with weekly presentations by practicing and researching architects in Spain. The Program also brings the opportunity for weekend trips to most major cities in Spain: Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Córdoba, El Escorial, Granada, Salamanca, Santiago, Segovia, Sevilla, Toledo, Zaragoza, etc. Students will have support to organize them at their convenience and an extensive Spanish architecture guide will be provided.

In addition to the three faculty involved under the coordination of a UB faculty, a lecture series will include eight (8) lectures from international scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the US and Spain. All classes and lectures will be given in English.

Classroom/studio space:
A large classroom will be used for all activities throughout the program. Students will need to bring laptops. Most studio materials can be purchased in Madrid but students are encouraged to bring as many supplies as can be easily packed while traveling. Printing services are readily available. One specific plain kraft-cover Moleskine sketchbooks will also be required and will be distributed before departure.

All students will be staying in a campus dormitory located in the city. Individual rooms with individual bathrooms, dining services, weekly linens, private gym, or free MD services are available. The UPSAM Campus is located in the heart of Madrid, conveniently connected with all top attractions through a number of buses and metro lines (including airport and train stations). The dormitory is located in the same campus where the studio classroom. This convenient arrangement will result in a more comfortable, safe, and efficient time for all students.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Professor Miguel Guitart

This program is currently not accepting applications.