Waterloo Architecture | Rome

In 1979 the University of Waterloo School of Architecture inaugurated its Rome Program for fourth year students. The program has provided over seven hundred Canadian architecture students with an opportunity to live and study in the eternal city, arguably the richest architectural environment on earth.

The profound influence of the Rome experience is reflected in the work of all the past participants. Students and graduates have consistently referred to it as the most influential experience in their educational careers. There is no place in the world that can bring alive the essence and intensity of the past better than Rome.

From the foundation of the Rome Program, the University of Waterloo has played an architectural role in the Italian capital. The program has involved Italian academics and practitioners, created links with Italian and foreign institutions and, widely exhibited and published the work of faculty and students.