College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

The Fluid Campus

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In 1972, Clemson was one of the first architecture programs in the country to establish a satellite center in Europe. Since then, we have built a "Fluid Campus" with semester-long opportunities for students to study and gain a greater understanding of architecture and urban cultures. With centers in Charleston SC, BarcelonaGenova, and a summer studio in NYC, students can complete their degree requirements while becoming acquainted with the distinct cultures of four remarkable cities. These off-campus centers comprise Clemson's extended urban campus.      

The "Fluid Campus," which includes Lee Hall and our main campus, refers to our geographically-distributed learning opportunities, the integration of these opportunities within our degree-earning graduate and undergraduate curricula, and the fluidity of communication and work practices in our increasingly digital and globally-interconnected world. Each center, including our Clemson campus, offers unique courses, experiences, and study opportunities. Each center is also unique in their organization: The Charles E. Daniel Center (the "Villa") in Genoa provides a relatively self-contained experience, where students work and live in the Villa. In Charleston, the CAC.C has a long-established studio in the Old Marine Hospital, while students find their own apartments in the city. In Barcelona, where we partner with the Barcelona Architecture Center, Clemson students share a studio with students from Texas A&M and live in a nearby university dormitory. Our NYC Studio provides a summer study opportunity in one of the USA's greatest cities.        

Students can study at Clemson's Fluid Campus locations as undergraduates in their third year or senior fall semester, or as graduate students in Semesters 4 and/or 5. See the webpages describing undergraduate and graduate plans of study for more information about how off-campus study opportunities fit within the larger programs. 

BA in Arch. Students Application and Placement Calendar

For BA in Arch. students, the semesters for off-campus study are fall and spring of 3rd or Junior Year; fall semester of 4th or Senior Year is also an option. 

1st Year/Freshman

Fall Semester

BA students introduced to off-campus study in ARCH 101.

2nd Year/Sophomore

 

Spring Semester

BA students apply for off-campus study placement.
3rd Year/Junior

 

Fall Semester

Off-Campus Study option.

Spring Semester

Off-Campus Study option. 

4th Year/Senior

 

Fall Semester

Off-Campus Study option.

M. Arch. Students' Application and Placement Calendar

For M. Arch. students, the semesters for off-campus study are Semesters 4 and 5 of the overall six-semester Master of Architecture Plan of Study

Applications are taken one year ahead of the off-campus study calendar year. In other words, applications are taken in the spring for off-campus study in the spring and fall of the next year. This means that if you are an M. Arch. I student in Semester 2 (Spring), you will apply for off-campus study for Semesters 4 and 5 (Spring and Fall semester of the following year). If you are an incoming M. Arch. II, you will indicate your preferences on your online application and submit a full application after accepting our offer of admission; new M. Arch. II students are also requesting placement for Semesters 4 and 5 (your first spring and second fall semesters).  

Download the Off-Campus Programs Application (Spring & Fall 2015)

Download Information for Students

Download Statement of Interest

Download Authorization for Release of Information

YEAR 1

Semester 1 Fall

M. Arch. I students begin studies.

Semester 2 Spring

M. Arch. I students apply for Spring Semester 4 and Fall Semester 5 off-campus study.

New M. Arch. II students request off-campus study placement at the time of application and confirm off-campus study choice(s) in May or early summer. 

YEAR 2

Semester 3 Fall

M. Arch. II students begin studies.

Semester 4 Spring

Off-Campus Study Options

A+CB Clemson semester.

YEAR 3

Semester 5 Fall

Off-Campus Study Options

A+CB Charleston semester.

Semester 6 Spring

Comprehensive Studio in Clemson.

Please note that Fall (Semester 5) placement in Charleston may be limited for graduate students not in the A+CB program. 

Availability of Places

Placement is limited in all locations to 18 to 22 students, with spaces reserved for a number of undergraduate and graduate architecture students, and a number of landscape architecture students. Specifically, maximum placement in Charleston is 22 students; Barcelona, 18 students; and Genoa, 18 students. Any places not applied for by Clemson students by the application deadline may be offered to students from other institutions. 

Tuition and Fees

Genova - Students studying in Genova pay tuition + academic fees at a rate of approximately in-state + 10%. For the 2011-2012 year, rates charged were $7,019 for undergraduates and $4,289 for graduate students. The Genova program fee for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters is $9,200. This fee covers room, study abroad insurance, food while at the Villa, the required 10-14 days of study travels in Europe as well as local field trips, etc. Major items not included in the fees paid to Clemson include roundtrip airfare to Genoa and independent travel. Degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students may apply for grants to help with the cost of the semester in Europe. Scholarships and campus-based aid can be used for this program and Federal financial aid is available.

Barcelona - Students studying in Barcelona pay tuition + academic fees at a rate of approximately in-state + 10%. For the 2011-2012 year, rates charged were $7,019 for undergraduates and $4,289 for graduate students. The Barcelona program fee for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters is $7,500. This fee covers room, study abroad insurance, the required 10-14 days of study travels in Europe as well as local field trips, etc. Major items not included in the fees paid to Clemson include roundtrip airfare to Barcelona, independent travel and food. Degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students may apply for grants to help with the cost of the semester in Europe. Scholarships and campus-based aid can be used for this program and Federal financial aid is available.

Charleston - Students studying in Charleston pay resident or non-resident tuition + academic fees. There are no program fees for the program in Charleston. Students are responsible for securing their own housing.

Visas, Domestic and International Students

The processing of visa applications is assisted by the Director of Off-Campus Study. However, all students are responsible for supplying necessary information in a timely manner. International students must also take responsibility for applying for visas from their home countries. International students must also plan well in advance by learning what documents and applications their home countries may require and by applying as early as possible. 

Contact Information

Placement and General Information

Ms. Regina Foster, Director of Off-Campus Study (rkomo @clemson.edu) is your contact for placement and placement applications are sent to her. She assists with visas and many program coordination matters.

Prof. Bob Hogan, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies (hrobert @clemson.edu) is the general information contact for undergraduate students. 

Dr. Peter Laurence, Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture (plauren @clemson.edu) is the general information contact and contact for questions about curriculum for graduate students.  

Prof. Dan Harding, A+CB program director (hardin4 @clemson.edu) is the contact for questions about the A+CB program. 

Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (The CAC.C)

Prof. Ray Huff, Director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (hraymon @clemson.edu) is the general information contact for the CAC.C.

Ms. Mimi Rose, CAC.C. administrative coordinator (miriamr @clemson.edu) is your other information contact for the CAC.C.

Barcelona Architecture Center (The BAC)

Prof. Miguel Roldan (m.roldan@coac.net) is director of the Barcelona Architecture Center.  

Ms. Jennifer Schildecker (bacprogram @coac.net) is administrative coordinator of the Barcelona Architecture Center. 

Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa (The Villa)

Prof. Dave Lee (dlee2 @clemson.edu) is resident director for Fall Semester 2014.