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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/07/2018 12/14/2018 05/28/2019 07/28/2019
Fact Sheet:
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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 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.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Madrid Architecture
Spanish architecture plays a key role not only in national and international 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 all around the world and in all spheres related to the discipline – teaching, research and practice –. The Study Abroad Program in Madrid, Spain 2019 will allow UB Architecture students to be involved with the context and production of Spanish architecture and its practitioners and thinkers. UB students will benefit from having a direct experience of the Spanish day-to-day relationship between school and practice, which will enhance their curricular and personal experience, preparing them further for their professional development.

Courses
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 2019 is titled UB Cultural Campus in Madrid. Through a direct exploration of Spanish architecture and its context, the program will focus on the design of a cultural facility that will serve as a permanent facility for UB 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, Spanish Masters: Nine Lessons (three (3) credit hours), will be based on a series of nine (9) lectures that explore the work of nine of the most relevant Spanish architects over the last 70 years.

The second seminar, Modern and Contemporary in Madrid (three (3) credit hours), will provide 
the opportunity to examine some of the most important examples of modern and contemporary architecture in Madrid of the past 80-100 years with weekly site visits to specific buildings, projects and architecture offices. The content of both seminars will be collected in a notebook that will be submitted for grade.

The Spain Study Abroad Program 2019 includes a lecture series with weekly presentations by practicing and researching architects from Spain and beyond. 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, or Zaragoza, among others. Students  will  have the  support to  organize these  visits, as  well  as  access  to an extensive Spanish architecture guide.

All classes and lectures will be conducted 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 supplies that can be easily packed while traveling. Printing services are readily available. One specific plain kraft-cover Moleskine sketchbook will be required.

ACCOMMODATIONS
All students will be staying at a dormitory located in the same campus as the classroom. Individual rooms with individual bathrooms, dining services, weekly linens, private gym or medical services are available to our students. The Campus is located in the heart of Madrid, conveniently connected with all top attractions through an extensive number of bus and metro lines (including airport and train stations). The dormitory and the studio and lecture classroom are located in the same campus. This convenient arrangement will result in a more comfortable, safe and efficient time for all students.
ESTIMATED COSTS
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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Professor Miguel Guitart
mguitart@buffalo.edu


The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email at omlepkyj@buffalo.edu or by phone at (716) 645-6279.