Program Availability: Fall and Spring Semesters
Hampshire students have the opportunity to study architecture and urban studies through a unique program and affiliation with the New York Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.
ABOUT THE INSTUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN STUDIES
The New York Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (NYIAUS) was founded in 1967 as a non-profit independent agency concerned with research, education, and development in architecture and urbanism. It began as a core group of young architects seeking alternatives to traditional forms of education and practice. Today, NYIAUS is dedicated to a multi-disciplinary rethinking of the city. It is located on Varick Street in Tribeca in the offices of Kevin Kennon Architects.
Hampshire's program with NYIAUS provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of architecture in New York City and to gain hands-on experience in the field. Students work in a studio setting to explore issues of architecture and urban design in a personalized studio format.
This Exchange Program is an introduction to the culture of architecture; it is a comprehensive and rigorous program designed to be tailored to individual students with varying backgrounds and experience. The semester focuses on history, analysis, theory, and applied theory in architecture and urban design. The core of the institute is the intensive design studio in which students develop design and analytical skills. The design studio is not a technical course; knowledge of computer programs that develops throughout the semester is incidental and used as a tool of representation for expression of subject matter.
The 13-week semester is divided into two phases, each with two courses: Phase I: Architectural Research, and Analysis and Representation, and Phase II: Investigation and Transformation, and Documentation and Presentation. Based on each student’s topic of interest, students are assigned a historically significant building or urban project for the initial topic of investigation.
All Five College students who choose to enroll through Hampshire College may be offered housing for the duration of the program at NYIAUS at the Octagon on Roosevelt Island to be shared with the other participants on the program. These arrangements are dependent on the number of students enrolled, as well as, the size, type, and number of apartments available. For more information about the Octagon complex and the apartments, please visit their website.
ELIGIBILITY AND PREREQUISITES
The exchange is open to qualified students who have completed two years of college-level study and are in good academic standing. Interested students should speak with Thom Long, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies.
Semester tuition fees paid to Hampshire College.
Other expenses: May include housing, transportation to and from the Institute, all food expenses, and additional personal expenses.
HOW TO APPLY
You will need to complete and submit the following to the global education office before the appropriate deadline:
Please contact the GEO program advisor for this program before applying. You should also review the general application instructions and procedures for Hampshire Exchange Programs.
For more information about the academic program at NYIAUS, please visit their website.
For questions regarding the academic components of the program, please contact:
Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
For questions regarding housing or the application process, please contact:
Hampshire Exchange Application Deadlines
Spring 2013 Program:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fall 2013 Program:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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