ADG/Svalbard Travelling Studio

ADG/Svalbard Studio is a pilot travelling studio offered by the Arctic Design Group, led by professors Matthew Jull (Architecture) and Leena Cho (Architecture), and is the third in a sequence of studios at UVa focused on the design of cities and landscapes in the arctic. A key goal is to visit and study the architectural and urban conditions in the Norwegian and Russian arctic settlements in Svalbard and investigate possible modes of sustainable future urban development, given the changing environmental and economic conditions. The studio will provide a unique experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UVa to work together with faculty as part of the Arctic Design Group, to experience the arctic first-hand, and to proactively engage in developing new strategies for the evolving relationship between extreme climates and the built environment.