For European architects eager to expand their knowledge of contemporary architecture, SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, has just announced the launch of a full tuition scholarship specifically for citizens of the European Union to study at the SCI-Arc campus in Los Angeles, California.
The SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees for SCI-Arc’s 2-year, Master of Architecture program during the 2016-2017 academic year. To be eligible, candidates must demonstrate citizenship of any of the 28 countries within the European Union along with proof of having earned an undergraduate degree between January 1, 2012 and August 1, 2016 that is equivalent to the United States’ undergraduate degree in architecture.
This initiative led by Graduate Program Chair Elena Manferdini aims to enable top talent from Europe to engage with SCI-Arc’s culture of architectural innovation. A native of Italy, Manferdini has taught in the M.Arch 2 program for over 13 years. “I know firsthand how a scholarship and the trust of an institution can change someone’s career,” Manferdini recalls. “At 22, I came to Los Angeles on a scholarship to pursue a Master of Architecture degree. Twenty years later, I have built a career in this country; now, as Graduate Chair of one of the most prestigious architectural schools in the USA, I am proud to be able to give back and offer the same opportunity to another talented young architect to realize his or her dreams by receiving a full tuition scholarship to study at SCI-Arc.”
A professional Master of Architecture degree, SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is specifically designed for students who hold an undergraduate degree in architecture and are looking to focus their architectural education on contemporary tools, techniques, and technologies and to expand their experience in digital design, fabrication, and critical thinking. SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is particularly attractive to international students seeking to transition their careers to the United States. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the M.Arch 2 program allows graduates to pursue architectural licensure for professional practice in the United States.
M.Arch 2 design studios propel advanced design exploration and offer students an educational model that promotes close collaboration with a team of distinguished faculty and critics including Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Elena Manferdini, Tom Wiscombe, Eric Owen Moss, Thom Mayne, Marcelyn Gow, Marcelo Spina, and Peter Trummer, comprised of architects and designers that are both practitioners as well as educators.
Equipped with state-of-the-art fabrication facilities, SCI-Arc boasts one of the largest fabrication facilities within any architecture school in the United States. Comprising approximately 12,000 square feet SCI-Arc’s Analog Shop, Robot House, and Magic Box—the school’s new digital fabrication facility equipped with seventeen (17) 3D-printers, two (2) CNC mills, and six (6) laser cutters—support the school’s commitment to innovative, cutting-edge design. SCI-Arc is an internationally-renowned school of architecture that draws over half of its student population from over 46 various countries.
The SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship is part of a school-wide effort to draw upon SCI-Arc’s international reputation and bring together talented architects from around the world by financially supporting them to push the boundaries of architecture.
All applications for the scholarship will be reviewed by Hernan Diaz Alonso (SCI-Arc Director), Elena Manferdini (Graduate Programs Chair) and one guest juror. The deadline to submit all application materials for the SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship is June 30, 2016.
For scholarship requirements, guidelines, and application information, please visit the scholarship webpage on the SCI-Arc website https://sciarc.edu/eu-scholarship/. Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleAnnouncing the SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship
TypeGrants, Scholarships & Awards
Submission DeadlineJune 30, 2016 02:42 PM