Girne / Kyrenia: Communicating Across Cultures | Fall 2016
Sep
29
Oct 2

Girne / Kyrenia: Communicating Across Cultures | Fall 2016

  • girne cyprus

Girne/Kyrenia, located on the northern coast of the Island of Cyprus, is a city that has always been governed by the sea;  the natural harbor made it highly desirable as a merchant and military center long before its first recorded history in 4th century BC. 

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Barcelona: The Compact City | Spring 2016
Apr
14
Apr 17

Barcelona: The Compact City | Spring 2016

  • Barcelona Spain

Barcelona has routinely implemented strategic change at opportune times: the world expositions in 1875, 1929, the 1992 Olympics and the 2004 Barcelona Forum. The most recent interventions in Poblenou and Plaça de les Glòries provide strategic lessons for planners and practitioners to reinvigorate and strengthen urban fabric without ignoring the city’s past... 

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Vienna: The World's Most Liveable City | Fall 2015
Oct
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Oct 4

Vienna: The World's Most Liveable City | Fall 2015

  • Vienna Austria

For the fifth year in a row, Vienna has been ranked the Most Livable City in the World by the Mercer International Survey. A rich history of architectural influences (such as the Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau movement) and successful accomplishments in public transportation have paved the way for further contemporary architectural and urban developments in the 21st century...

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Milan: Food, Architecture, and Design | Spring 2015
May
21
May 24

Milan: Food, Architecture, and Design | Spring 2015

  • Milan Italy

Milan is universally recognised as the economic capital of Italy but it is also a world capital of art, fashion, and design. Historical buildings, villas, monuments, modern-architectural buildings, churches and abbeys all offer a variety of styles and striking details that are well worth getting to know...

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Paris: The Anticipated Urban Thaw | Fall 2014
Oct
23
Oct 27

Paris: The Anticipated Urban Thaw | Fall 2014

  • Paris France

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of AIA Continental Europe and take a closer look at a city you think you know. Proposed changes, a response to the challenges posed by a growing suburban population (1 in 6 French lives in greater Paris), will affect the very understanding of existing city limits and potentially modify the urban landscape by authorizing greater building heights in specific neighborhoods...

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London: A Tale of Two Cities | Spring 2014
Apr
10
Apr 14

London: A Tale of Two Cities | Spring 2014

  • London UK

London is a vibrant, ever-changing world city. Samuel Johnson once famously said “If you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life.” Despite the recession, the last 15 years have seen tremendous growth and changes in London’s infrastructure. This conference will focus on 3 particular areas of regeneration: King’s Cross, London Bridge, and the Olympics, with one day focused on each area...

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Düsseldorf: Urbanization and Architecture | Fall 2013
Oct
10
Oct 13

Düsseldorf: Urbanization and Architecture | Fall 2013

  • Dusseldorf Germany

Most of the gritty industry of the Rhine-Ruhr Region has moved on, yet Düsseldorf continues to thrive as a livable economic, political, and cultural center. With a population of less than 600,000, Düsseldorf serves as an urban focus to a region of more than 12 million people with a concentration of service industries, world class cultural attractions and urban amenities...

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Lyon: 21st Century Renaissance | Spring 2013
Apr
18
Apr 22

Lyon: 21st Century Renaissance | Spring 2013

  • Lyon France

Join us in Lyon—France’s second-largest city, famed for historical landmarks and today a capital of business, architecture and gastronomy. Lyon is redeveloping the 150 hectare district “Confluence”, with many completed and ongoing projects to see. We will visit the Parc de la Saône by Michel Desvigne, the Pavillon des Salins by Jakob+MacFarlane, with the project’s second phase, overseen by Herzog & de Meuron...

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Hamburg: Hafen-on-Elbe | Fall 2012
Oct
18
Oct 21

Hamburg: Hafen-on-Elbe | Fall 2012

  • Hamburg Germany

Where the Elbe River meets the North Sea, the port city of Hamburg was established in 1189 as an Imperial Free City. Being so, water is very important to this city: as transportation on the Sea and River, to the docks where trading takes place, and to the canals throughout the city to distribute goods...

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Tel Aviv: 4D Collage : Design Elevates | Spring 2012
Apr
19
Apr 23

Tel Aviv: 4D Collage : Design Elevates | Spring 2012

  • Tel Aviv Israel

This unique junction at the eastern rim of the Mediterranean Sea, where Europe meets Asia and Africa, where the desert meets the sea, has witnessed much of Western and Eastern culture’s fundamental controversies with respect to a search for the Divine, as recorded in some of the more important texts of human history.

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Basel: Small City - Global City | Fall 2011
Oct
13
Oct 17

Basel: Small City - Global City | Fall 2011

  • Basel Switzerland

Basel is a small town with world-class contemporary architecture. Together with its tri-national metropolitan area, it is home to a number of buildings designed by some of the most influential architects practicing today. As the city struggles to grow within and across industrial and political borders to France and Germany, it has begun to enlist leading thinkers, planners, and architects to envision bold ideas for its urban development...

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Stockholm: Green+Urban(design) | Spring 2011
May
19
May 23

Stockholm: Green+Urban(design) | Spring 2011

  • Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm is a city of many layers and has been transformed quite radically over the last century from a small compact core into a modern metropolitan area. It continues to grow rapidly, and continues to grapple with the attendant problems of managing the pressures on the transportation systems and land development...

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Istanbul: Layers of History, Culture and Architecture | Spring 2010
Apr
8
Apr 12

Istanbul: Layers of History, Culture and Architecture | Spring 2010

  • Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul is a city of layers with a history dating back to almost 2,700 years. It served as the capital city of Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires, so as modern Turkey’s cultural and financial capital (Istanbul was designated as a 2010 European Capital of Culture), Istanbul carries significant architectural entities such as mosques, synagogues, churches, palaces, towers and castles representing various chronological layers...

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Manchester: Urban Renaissance | Spring 2009
Apr
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Apr 26

Manchester: Urban Renaissance | Spring 2009

  • Manchester UK

Building tours include the shortlisted Stirling Prize Civil Justice Centre by Denton Corker Marshall, Betham Tower by Ian SimpsonDaily Express Building by Owen Williams, Tadao Ando’s Piccadilly Pavilion, the Manchester Commonwealth Stadium, the Manchester Velodrome, the town hall, and the Rylands library. We are also plan to include a visit to the BBC project in construction designed by David Chipperfieldand the Lowry Centre designed by Michael Wilford...

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Athens: Ecology + Environment + Architecture | Spring 2008
Apr
10
Apr 14

Athens: Ecology + Environment + Architecture | Spring 2008

  • Athens Greece

The architectural marvels of the Athenian Democracy, like the Parthenon on the Acropolis rock overlooking the city, and the c.19th neo-classical revivals, such as the Zappeion, following the re-birth of the Athenian Democracy (this time with a Bavarian King), remind us of times when cities and the surrounding environment were at balance...

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Brussels: Art Nouveau to Contemporary | Spring 2007
May
10
May 13

Brussels: Art Nouveau to Contemporary | Spring 2007

  • Brussels Belgium

Brussels was at the turn of the 19th century one of the most prominent cities where Art Nouveau architecture came to maturity. The city was and still is full of beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, from individual residences to warehouses to public buildings. The tour will include many of the most beautiful and representative of these buildings. The historical city center has been well preserved from the late middle ages...

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Udine: Architecture of the Ageless Avante-Garde | Fall 2006
Aug
25
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Udine: Architecture of the Ageless Avante-Garde | Fall 2006

  • Udine Italy

As a member of the G8 Italy is one of the worlds most industrialized nations. The traditional of creativity of the past has transformed itself into technology and innovative design. Technical Seminars will highlight products and systems by leading firms in the region. Participants will also have a tour of an Italian furniture factory and a new bank building that utilizes the latest Italian curtain wall innovations...

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Helsinki: Exceptional Architecture - What, Who, Where, Why? | Spring 2005
May
26
May 29

Helsinki: Exceptional Architecture - What, Who, Where, Why? | Spring 2005

  • Helskinki Finland

After the Second World War and continuing to the present day successive generations of Finnish architects produced impressive buildings which received international acclaim. Among the earliest are the minimalist Palace Hotel by Revell — where the conference will be held — and the moving, also minimalist Otaniemi University Chapel by Heikki and Kaja Siren...

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Porto: Sport and Culture | Spring 2004
May
13
May 17

Porto: Sport and Culture | Spring 2004

The AIA Continental Europe Spring Conference in Porto is being organized by Pedro Balonas, Int'l. Assoc. AIA. His program will reveal the diverse and dynamic atmosphere of picturesque and historic Porto. Visits are organized to works by renowned local and national architects as well as to unique buildings completed by less recognized offices. The program also offers exciting culinary and cultural experiences...

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