ADG / Svalbard Studio

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient Faculty Leena Cho and Matthew Jull (Architecture) The CGII grant will fund a traveling design studio, "ADG / Svalbard Studio", organized by the Arctic Design Group at UVA School of Architecture in Fall 2015. The studio will take a group of 12 students to Longyearbyen, Ny-√Ölesund, and Pyramiden in the Svalbard archipelago of Norwegian Arctic to carry out a pilot study on the architectural and urban conditions of these towns, and to explore possible modes of sustainable future urban development, given the changing environmental and economic conditions in the arctic region. This studio is co-funded by Rotch Travelling Studio Award and will provide opportunity to initiate design research exchange with colleagues in Norway.