The Bartlett School of Architecture


SCI-Arc exchange programme launches at The Bartlett

15 May 2018

The Bartlett is pleased to announce the launch of an international student exchange programme with SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, starting in autumn 2018.


Each year an Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) student from The Bartlett will be offered the opportunity to spend the first term of their fifth year at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). In return, one SCI-Arc student will join The Bartlett, allowing both students to split their studies between two of the world’s most innovative and experimental architecture schools. 

Founded as an independent institute in 1972, SCI-Arc is home to some of the most internationally renowned architects and teachers, including Eric Owen Moss, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and Hernan Dias Alonso.
 The successful Bartlett applicant will expand their knowledge at the American institute and their work will count as research towards their final thesis project back in London. 

Speaking about the exchange programme Ming Fung, Director of International Programs and Institutional Relationships at SCI-Arc, said:

In our globalised era, cultural fluency is vital for the next generation of designers. Our world is interconnected and exchange programs expand a student’s education beyond the walls of their own institution and the context of their home countries.

Co-Programme Director of The Bartlett's Architecture MArch degree, Marjan Colletti, said:

This exchange programme provides an incredible opportunity for students to develop their project research practice at another world-leading architecture school. SCI-Arc is cutting-edge in its approach and we look forward to the ideas that that will emerge over the coming years.

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Image: SCI-Arc students in action