Led by Kotaro Nakamura, Interior Design, and Rob Reinders, Architecture

The teams consisting of members from architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and other art and design disciplines will collaborate to design a hotel within the Flaminio District of Rome. The hotel will be located in a complex of buildings that were initially designed by Pier Luigi Nervi for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games.

Constructing a built environment requires the collaboration of various professionals and stakeholders. It is crucial to utilize diverse knowledge, skills, and frameworks to tackle complex issues. In this program, students will learn how to establish the fundamental concept behind a design and plan how it will be expressed physically and visually.

  • Hospitality design in a cultural context
  • Large-scale complex project
  • Teamwork with varied discipline
  • Visiting back-of-the-house examples
  • Structural, mechanical, and electrical issues
  • Implement sustainable design
Course credits:6
Meeting days and times:Monday / Wednesday / Friday 1:10 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Variable course fee:$1,500 – $1,900
Field trips:Rome, Florence, and Venice
Maximum enrollment:24
Enrollment open to:All seniors (4th and 5th years) and graduate students in all College of Design majors

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