Architecture & Design

In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers.

Program Highlights

  • Exploring and applying Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world
  • Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio
  • Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods

Student Profile

Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.

My Architecture & Design core course is more interactive and immersive compared to my home university due to our ability to visit the architecture; we can walk through, around, touch, and analyze it. The experience here in Europe helps me question the architects’ intent while walking through the space, or clarify a technical design that would not be noticed as easily if I was looking at the structure on a two-dimensional platform.”

– Grace Kennedy, Middlebury College

Core Courses