The Syracuse Florence School of Architecture program provides unique opportunities for students of architecture to study in a city that is rich in centuries of architecture and urban development.
Nearly 80 percent of 4-year SU architecture students participate in the program, taking required design studios and professional architecture electives and choosing from a number of arts and sciences and Italian language courses.
Traditionally, travel and sketching are important aspects in an architect’s education. From centrally located Florence, students take frequent sketching trips to other sites of architectural significance such as Venice, Milan, Rome, Lucca, and Pisa.
Design work is enhanced by distinguished visiting European critics who expose students to diverse theoretical viewpoints with an international orientation.
Undergraduate students typically enroll for 15 credit hours a semester: 6 credits of design, 3 credits of related field study, and at least 3 credits (one half semester) of Italian language are required, leaving 3-6 credits available for elective courses from the architectural history and selected-topics offerings.