September 8-21, 2020: PROGRAM CANCELLED due to COVID-19
The NEXT OFFERING of a program on these topics is anticipated for Summer 2021, with applications opening in Winter 2021.
Climb mountains and move through history as you learn about the past of European wood architecture and the future of timber engineering in the beautiful Dolomites of Italy.
The program is held in Trentino, in the heart of the Italian Alps. Here, students will be exposed to a long-standing tradition of forest management and wood architecture interwoven with cutting-edge research in timber engineering, advanced wood manufacturing, and sustainable design and practice. Students will spend time with researchers, engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals, and inquire about practices and processes throughout the value chain. Coursework will be complemented with cultural tours, exploring the rich local history, from Stone Age remains to medieval castles, baroque palaces and modern structures. You will not miss some breathtaking hikes in the Dolomites, UNESCO-listed mountain range.