College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

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The Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genova, Italy

With the first group of students in residence in Fall 1973, the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genova, Italy, has served as a model for off-campus architectural education for 40 years. The program balances the studio experience with the study of Italian architectural history, contemporary design, urban practices, culture and field sketching. Students spend about a third of the 15-week semester traveling in Italy. There is also time for independent travel.

A resident professor from Clemson is assisted by Italian professors who also practice architecture in Genova. Visiting critics and lecturers from Italy and Europe come to the center on a regular basis to lecture and critique student work.

Degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students may apply for grants to help with the cost of the semester in Europe.

Facilities and Accommodations

Located at Via Piaggio 14, Genova, students live, eat, and work together in the Daniel Center. Built in 1899, "The Villa" accommodates up to 24 resident students, and contains living and dining rooms, a library, studio space, and related facilities. A large garden overlooks the city, harbor, and the Mediterranean.   

Tuition and Fees

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.

Visas: US Citizens

If supplied with the necessary applications and documentation in a timely manner, Regina Foster, director of Off-Campus Study, will assist US citizens in securing visas for study abroad in Italy. Please note that the duration of the visa may rule out extended summer travel or spending two semesters in Italy.   

Visas: International Students

If supplied with the necessary applications and documentation in a timely manner, Regina Foster, director of Off-Campus Study, will assist international students in securing visas for study abroad in Italy. 

HOWEVER, DEPENDING ON YOUR HOME COUNTRY, YOU MAY NEED TO PLAN WELL AHEAD TO SECURE THE DOCUMENTS AND FILE THE APPLICATIONS NECESSARY TO SECURE A VISA FOR STUDY IN ITALY. IN SOME CASES, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SECURE A VISA BEFORE THE START OF CLASSES IN GENOA AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO STUDY IN CLEMSON OR CHARLESTON. 

2012-13 PROGRAM INFORMATION

Download the Genova 2012-13 Brochure here.

CONTACT
Regina M. K. Foster
Director, Office of Off-Campus Programs
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Clemson University
151 Lee Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0508

Phone: 864.656.3636
Fax: 864.656.2556

CAC.G. Website
CAC.G. Blog

 

About The Experience

Genova Fall 2010 book cover
Genova Spring 2011 book cover

 

Professor Henrique Houayek has compiled two books of student works from the Genova program - through drawings, sketches, and photography, the students offer a glimpse of their experiences in Genova. For an alternate take, check out the blogs created by students of the Fall 2010 and Spring 2009 Genova classes.

Postcards from Genova

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    Greetings from Genova
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    Final Presentations
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    Final Presentations
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    Palazzo del Principe
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    Il Grande Bigo, Renzo Piano
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    Villa Reale di Marlia
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    Villa Reale di Marlia
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    Milano
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    Milano, Dome
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    Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
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    Group Shot
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    Studio
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    Meeting under windows
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    View from the villa
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    The Villa
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    Villa Party
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    Sketching Rome
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    Auditorium Parco de la Musica
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    Baroque Tour
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    Palazzetto dello Sport
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    Theatro Anatomico
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    Parma
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    Battisterio
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    Bassano de Grappa
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    Bassano de Grappa
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    Canale Grande by Gondola
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    Piazza San Marco
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    Concrete Shell, Heinz Isler
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    Le Corbusier
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    Weissenhof, Corbusier
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    Mercedes Museum, Sobek
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    Outlook Tower Killesberg
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    Bridge and Outlook Tower
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    Vitra Factory
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    Vitra Factory, Tadao Ando
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    Vitra Factory, Frank Gehry
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    Fire Station, Zaha Hadid
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    Dome, Buckminster Fuller
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    Prefab Gas Station, Prouve
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