Princeton University School of Architecture hosted a joint workshop in New York with visitors from the University of Tokyo between October 28 and November 6. The workshop is part of a strategic partnership program between Princeton and UTokyo, and was initiated by Princeton Professor Jesse Reiser and University of Tokyo Associate Professor Yusuke Obuchi. The aim of the workshop is to create opportunities to exchange architectural knowledge between cultures and universities.

The first workshop in this initiative was held in 2016 in Tokyo. Participants had the chance to meet and engage in discussions with master Japanese architects such as Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki, and Hiroshi Hara. The October workshop represented the US-hosted portion of the partnership, and the content focused on Steven Holl, Bernard Tschumi, and Thom Mayne. Five students from the University of Tokyo participated (two PhD, one master, and two undergraduate). Each student received seminal essays written by each focus architect, and then had an opportunity to discuss them in a preparatory seminar before visiting the architects’ offices and conducting interviews. Students also visited buildings in New York and Princeton designed by the architects.

Admission for the 2017/2018 academic year is now open. Applicants must complete both online and postal submission of documents.

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Admissions Information Application Guide Begin Your Application

ONLINE APPLICATION Initial online registration period (Create your T-cens account during this period ) Between September 14th, 2016 and November 25th, 2016
Deadline for data entry and document upload November 25th, 2016
POSTAL SUBMISSION All documents must be postmarked On or before November 30th, 2016
All documents must reach the Global 30 Office No later than December 5th, 2016
Final Result Notification March, 2017

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