Final Review

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On Friday, December 8th, final Reveiws for LSU students took place in the main hall of the Rome Center.  After an exciting and adventurous semester of hard work, each student presented their project for the design of a water research center … Continued

14th Week – Thanksgiving Travel

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This week, our students chose to spread out and travel to a number of different cities across Europe for their Thanksgiving holiday.  Places they traveled to were Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm, while some students even celebrated at home in Rome.  Now … Continued

13th Week in Rome

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This week in studio, our students took a field trip to the Baths of Caracalla where they explored the underground museum.  Studio projects and concrete experiments continue while the time for final reviews gets closer and closer.  Students are also … Continued

12th Week in Rome

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This week, our students visited Piazza del Campidoglio, where they sketched perspectives, plans and sections of the Piazza.  In Arch 4032, the concrete experiments continue.  Students continue the process of testing different admixtures with their concrete formulas.  In studio, our students … Continued

11th Week in Rome

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This week in Arch 4032, the concrete experiments continue.  Students revealed their first tests of their concrete mixtures and poured their 2nd test.. on Halloween!  In studio, everyone is hard-at-work designing their architecture in the Aqueduct Park of Rome.     … Continued

10th Week – Experiments Begin

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This week in Arch 4032, our students began their concrete experiments.  Each student has developed an idea of what kind of innovative concrete they will create.  They each have developed their own hypothesis and have begun adding their own admixtures to … Continued

8th Week – Firm Visit

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This week, our students visited dMake, an architecture firm located within the historical city center of Rome.  There they conversed with the architects about their work and viewed an in-house exhibition.  For ARCH 4032 this week, they learned about concrete construction … Continued

7th Week in Rome

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This week, LSU architecture students visited Palazzo Taverna and Bramante’s Cloister, where they sketched for their Architecture of the City class.  They also had a gallery day of viewing the Piranesi drawing exhibition.  In studio, the design process has begun … Continued

6th Week – Fountain Hike

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This week, LSU students in Rome had Monday’s class inside the Ara Pacis.  Here they sketched while learning about its historical context and relationships within the city of Rome.  Students also walked to numerous public spaces throughout Rome, focusing on … Continued

5th Week – Field Trips

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This week, Professor Jeff Carney arrived in Rome and visited the studio project site with the LSU students.  There, they conversed about the project while each student began to form their own thesis about the relationships between Rome and water. … Continued

4th Week – Debate

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Students at the Rome Center, within their teams, faced-off and presented each of their group’s hypotheses and findings in regards to the Aurelian Wall surrounding Rome.  Each group presented verbally and visually, resulting in discussions amongst each other while sharing numerous ideas and … Continued

3rd Week in Rome

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Students at the Rome Center are working within their teams to prepare their presentations for the big debate next week.  They are creating both digital work and verbal presentations in order to take a stance on their subject matter pertaining to the … Continued

2nd Week in Rome

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LSU students, together with the other universities attending the UArk Rome Center, hiked along the Aurelian Wall while weaving through and around the city of Rome.  They formed teams and groups with each other, each focusing on specific historical and present-day … Continued

1st Week in Rome

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LSU students spent their first week in Rome learning to navigate the city, while immersing themselves into the Roman culture.  Throughout the week they visited numerous historical sites and began to learn about Rome’s ancient aqueducts.

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