Beijing Urban Design Studio

Design and development studio that involves architects and planners, working in teams on a contemporary design project of importance in Beijing, China. Students analyze conditions, explore alternatives, and synthesize architecture, city design, and implementation plans. Supplemented by lectures and brief study tours that expose students to history and contemporary issues of urbanism in China. Offered every other summer in residence at Tsinghua University, Beijing, involving students and faculty from both schools. Limited to 10. Prerequisites: permission of instructor