This past spring students were given the opportunity to travel to Basel, Switzerland, where they studied with GSD Design Critics Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Herzog and de Meuron are Dutch architects and are founders and senior partners of Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd, and were appointed Arthur Rotch Design Critics in Architecture at the GSD.
Photo courtesy Michael Ascanio Peguero (MArch I '14)
The fall 2012 semester took GSD students to Rotterdam, Netherlands, where they worked and studied with Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the GSD. Rem Koolhaas is founding partner of OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO, currently based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The studio in Rotterdam was accompanied by seminars taught by Sebastien Marot and Stephan Trüby. The 2012 fall studio in Rotterdam took place from September 2–November 20.
Photo courtesy Arthur Liu (MArch II '13)
The second studio abroad opportunity at the GSD took students to Tokyo, Japan during the spring 2012 semester. Students were able to work and study with Japanese arthict Toyo Ito, founder of Toyo Ito & Associates and known for creating conceptual architecture.
Seminars taught in conjunction with the studio were led by Yusuke Obuchi and Ken Tadashi Oshima. The spring 2012 studio in Tokyo took place from January 22, 2012–April 20, 2012.
The fall 2011 studio abroad opportunity marked the first of many to come. The program took place in Paris, France where students worked and studied with Anne Lacaton, of Lacaton & Vassal. Antoine Picon, Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, and Sebastien Marot taught accompanying seminars.
The fall 2011 semester in Paris took place from August 27–December 7.
Photo courtesy James Leng (MArch I AP '13)