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RIT Architecture Students Take Copenhagen

Posted: June 16, 2013

RIT Architecture Students Take Copenhagen

On June 16th, nine students from the RIT Masters of Architecture program embarked on an extraordinary opportunity to study in Copenhagen, Denmark for the summer, joining students and professors from across the world and many disciplines to study Danish masters in architecture and design.

After a quick orientation, students were given a map of the city and set loose. Every day brings a slightly different schedule, filled with a combination of lectures, studio classes and field trips. Within their first week, the students were mixed among the other students and tasked with translating a Finnish, Swedish, or Danish project (building and/or site) into a scale model, using whatever materials they managed to get a hold of. In a city as densely populated as Copenhagen, students noted, resourcefulness is a trait you develop out of necessity.

At the beginning of the third week, all students will participate in an eight-day study tour, during which they will visit many of the buildings and projects they modeled the first week. With sketchbooks in hand, they will each document the journey and continue the process of discovering the design and culture of the Nordic regions.