Continuing the School’s relationship with the University of Nanjing, a dozen students spent 14 days studying architecture in The People’s Republic of China. The group was also guided by Nanjing School of Architecture professor Zhao Chen who gave lectures on Chinese Wooden Tectonic Culture, Chinese Habitat Culture, and Chinese Architecture in Modern Period.
With stays in Nanjing, Pingyao, and Beijing, the students had a chance to visit different regions and diverse sites from the largest and oldest Temple of Confucius, established in 478 B.C. in Shandong Province, to the “Bird’s Nest,” the Beijing National Stadium designed by the firm Herzog and de Meuron for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Plans are in the to continue the bi-annual summer program in 2012.