The Department features two unique travel study opportunities. TRS-311 is a trip to Paris and TRS-345 is a trip to Chicago. Both are open for majors and non-majors of our program. Each trip offers an optional three credit transferable course where you are able to validate your unique and valuable learning experience. There are no prerequisites these courses and they can be taken for noncredit.
Travel study in architecture and interior design is critical as seeing a structure and experiencing the spaces within its walls firsthand is a learning experience that cannot be replicated in the classroom. Transfer universities promote travel study as they agree you have to see design to truly appreciate the genius of what was created.
These trips are a must for anyone in our program and a wonderful experience for others interested in design. Costs for these trips are usually much less than you would pay at the universities. Don't go just to save money, go for the fun of learning!
Are you a design professional?
Both trips are approved for AIA/CES continuing education units.
Join us for some really exciting learning and earn valuable CEU’s that are approved for your licensure or certification.
New For Summer 2013
TRS-311: Paris and the French Countryside - July 11-21, 2013. Trip focuses on French architecture in one of Europe’s most innovative cities, Paris. In addition, trip includes visits to the French countryside and the charming towns of Chartres and Blois. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most exciting cultures and experience world famous architecture and design firsthand. Includes site tours and in person observations to provide an understanding of some of the world’s most magnificent designs. Students will experience architecture from several time periods that have influenced design throughout the world. Representative projects include chateaux, monuments, outdoor spaces, museums, civic and religious buildings, along with other historic and contemporary structures. Includes a review of the architectural design, styles and urban context of Paris. Students can sign up for ACH-261 in the summer and earn three transferable credits. Architects and interns can earn valuable AIA/CES learning units!
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Scheduled for Summer 2014
TRS-345: The Chicago Frank Lloyd Wright Experience focuses on the work of notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Chicago architecture. Chicago is known world-wide as one of America’s best cities for architecture and design. In addition to some of Wright’s most famous work, you will see outstanding examples of international, modern and cutting edge architecture in Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee. Learn by seeing these works firsthand and have fun staying in downtown Chicago’s prestigious “Magnificent Mile.” Students can sign up for ACH-260 in the summer and earn three transferable credits. Architects and interns can earn valuable AIA/CES learning units!
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Credit courses for both trips are also available for noncredit through continuing education. Registration for the trips normally starts in January and the courses run during June (see departmental announcements for current offerings). Please contact Professor Michael Ryan, the Department Chair at 410-777-2437 or email@example.com for more details.