This Spring Quarter program is offered every other year. Students travel during Spring Break to Japan exploring both traditional and modern architecture visiting cities such as Tokyo, Sendai, Nara, and Kyoto. Studio coursework is completed back in Seattle during the Spring Quarter. Contact: Ken Tadashi Oshima
The current course offered during Spring 2015 is as follows:
Japan at the Crossroads of Time and Space
This vertical graduate/undergraduate architecture studio (6 credits) will investigate Japan at the Crossroads of Time and Space from pre-modern times to the present through a study tour to Japan during spring break 2015. Traveling from Seattle to the contemporary Japanese capital of Tokyo and historic cities of Hida Takayama and Kanazawa, students will analyze the evolution of buildings, material assemblies, and spatial concepts in relationship to their environmental and cultural contexts. This will serve as the basis for the spring studio to be conducted in Seattle to transform the Kubota Gardens as a global/local complex integrating building/landscape and Japanese precepts bridging past/present/future within the Pacific Rim.
Course and Credits: Studio (ARCH 502/504/402): Six credits of studio work. Students may receive one additional credit (ARCH 496) for the submission of an annotated illustrated travel journal.
Information Packet and Application
Application Deadline: November 16, 2014