SAPL students posing for a picture, smiling, in Barcelona

Barcelona

Offered to the Master of Architecture students and launched almost 20 years ago, the Barcelona study abroad program immerses students in an international design culture through a design studio and urban theory course that uses the city as a laboratory. 

2023


This year, the SAPL Barcelona Study Abroad program runs from May 2 to July 25, with Tonet Font, local architect and urbanist, as guest professor.

The program will see students work on a micro-urbanism project for a historical site in Barcelona, designing a series of architectural insertions for the existing urban fabric. They will also study the history of Barcelona, from its ancient Roman origins to the present day with Dr. Jelena Prokpljevic, and will visit buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí and Enric Miralles, among others.


Architect David Juárez showing SAPL Barcelona students a stackable prefabricated dwelling under construction inside a warehouse.

Architect David Juárez showing SAPL Barcelona students a stackable prefabricated dwelling under construction inside a warehouse.

Professor Rafael Gomez-Moriana and SAPL Master of Architecture Students in Barcelona

Professor Rafael Gomez-Moriana and SAPL Master of Architecture Students in Barcelona smile for the camera.

Urbanist Alejandro Giménez gives a lecture to SAPL students inside a prefab dwelling, currently under construction.

Urbanist Alejandro Giménez giving a talk to SAPL students inside the prefab dwelling that is under construction

Artist Antoni Abad giving a talk about his work to SAPL students in his studio.

Artist Antoni Abad talks about his work to SAPL students in his studio.

SAPL Instructor Rafael Gomez-Moriana and students
SAPL students
SAPl students pose for the camera in Barcelona, Spain
SAPL students pose in front of a yellow and red art installation in Barcelona
SAPL students sit in ancient stairs in Barcelona, Spain