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London is home to many of the world's most innovative and influential architecture and engineering firms. This course takes students behind-the-scenes to learn about the latest design technologies of world-class buildings including issues of complex geometry, digital analysis, sustainability, materials and state-of-the-art construction methods. Particpants visit contemporary buildings such as the Millennium Bridge, St. Mary Axe, London City Hall, London Shard tower, Pinnacle tower, the new Stadium and Aquatics Center (host to the 2012 Summer Olympics). Students learn directly from architects, engineers and builders responsible for these buildings. Firms students visited in the past include the architecture offices of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, KPF, Zaha Hadid, and David Chipperfield. Engineering offices included Arup, Buro Hapold, Expedition Engineering, and WSP. Students also attend lectures, conduct research, give class presentations and write papers.


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • ARE 377K - Emerging Technologies - Technical Elective and
    ARE 377K / ARC 380D / ARC 326R - Emerging Technologies -Survey

Academic Information

Students earn 3 in-residence credit upon completion of the program. Course must be taken for a grade. Open to ARE, CE, and ARC majors. (Other majors will be considered if strong candidates; talk to academic advisor about degree plan applicability.) Credits approved are ARE 377K or ARC 326R or ARC 380D.


All sections are taught together by Gregory Brooks, professor in Cockrell School of Engineering CAEE Department.

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Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will live in shared rooms in modern student residences located in Kentish Town in London.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Estimated $5300 program fee: housing, program activities, welcome and farewell meals, activities, site visits, local transit pass. Does not include: airfare, most meals, passport, international phone plan. Maymester tuition waiver (separate from program fee) requires spring enrollment minimum 12 credit hours.


- Maymester
  • Program: May 27, 2022 to June 26, 2022
  • Instructional: May 27, 2022 to June 26, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Application Code


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Next Step

Apply early, finalists may be interviewed. All participants must be fully vaccinated prior to arrival in London due to on-site requirements. Questions:

Program information above is subject to change