Inside SCI-Arc

Tokyo, Japan Study-Abroad

Faculty Coordinator:
John Bohn

The Japan study program introduces students to the architectural and cultural vibrancy of the contemporary Japanese city. The three-month program consists of a design studio and a seminar led by SCI-Arc faculty, and specialized travel seminars and workshops taught by Japanese faculty from leading institutions such as the University of Tokyo, Kyoto Seika University, Keio University, and Hosei University.

In addition to formal coursework, the program includes excursions to areas of specific interest in Tokyo and its surroundings. Students will also attend lectures, openings, and exhibitions related to topics highlighted in the current program.

A highlight of the summer 2012 Japan studio is the involvement of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corporation, who will provide students access to and training on how to use environmental disaster simulation software to stage building simulations from coast to city, to neighborhood and street, to building and slice of a building. In addition, ARUP Japan will provide students hands-on engineering and technical support as they work on their completing their projects.

Visit the SCI-Arc Tokyo Studio Blog - Summer 2013 .

Previous program blogs are available at 2011 Japan Studio and 2012 Japan Studio.