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September 29, 2015

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Architecture to meet prospective students in Taipei, Shanghai

The Syracuse University School of Architecture has initiated an expanded effort to reach out to prospective students across the globe.

This fall, representatives from the School will travel to Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China to personally meet with prospective students interested in studying architecture at Syracuse. While the emphasis will be on undergraduate study, those interested in graduate and postgraduate study are also being welcomed.

On October 31, Dean Michael Speaks will travel to Taipei to participate in a discussion, “Contemporary Architecture Education,” with Dean David Tseng, Professor of Architecture and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. The event will take place from 1-5pm at the Mayor’s Residence Arts Salon in Taipei City. This event will be open to the architecture community and to the general public; prospective Syracuse Architecture students are not only invited to attend the Deans Discussion, but visit informally with Dean Speaks regarding inquiries they may have about study in Syracuse.

On October 15 and 17-18, Professor and Undergraduate Chair Ted Brown, Assistant Professor and Visiting Critic Fei Wang 王飛 (also founding partner of  Atelier Ten), and Vittoria Buccina, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, will be in Shanghai to present a multi-faceted program about Syracuse Architecture. On the 15h, Ted Brown will deliver an architecture lecture. “Work Without a Body,” at 6pm at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. On the 17th and 18th, Brown, Wang, and Buccina will be at the local SOHO Fuxing plaza in Shanghai. Programming will include an academic presentation about Syracuse Architecture, portfolio reviews, and a reception that will also be open to area alumni.

“Syracuse Architecture is committed to professional architecture education that is widely diverse and attuned to today’s modern global marketplace,” says Dean Michael Speaks. “We take pride in the diversity of every aspect of our school community. Our students, faculty, guest lecturers, and visiting critics come from all around the world, representing a full range of viewpoints and cultural experiences. We are very excited to visit prospective students in their home cities and countries and discuss study opportunities at our school and at Syracuse University.”