The 4th International summer school - Advanced Urban Planning & Architectural Design
The 4th International summer school - Advanced Urban Planning & Architectural Design

  • 02, Jul / 10, Jul 2023
  • CampusX Roma, Italy
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As one of the leaders and most avid supporters of the research and academic community, IEREK has always endeavored to develop and enrich innovative production. Constantly advocating for forward thinking became our modus operandi.

Because of this driving passion, we've hosted many successful summer schools where participants were able to widen their horizons and feed their love of their craft using real life application and concentrated, global, expert knowledge. We've hosted schools abroad in such locations as the culturally rich Italy and the diverse United Kingdom, where our future architects received an enriching and engaging learning experience on subjects such as "Advanced Urban Planning and Architectural Design" where they saw a real-life case study on “Vela di Calatrava; Sports City Complex”, as "Working Sustainably towards London 2020 (Smart cities, Sustainable Energy and Green IT)", and as "Dealing with the impact of Cyber Security, Big Data and Digitisation on businesses"; all while enjoying the sights and tastes of a world different from their own.

Seeing the students have this breakthrough experience has only proved the ever-so talked of benefits of studying abroad. It has taught us what one could gain from investing in themselves. Studying overseas has many fantastic benefits, from helping you find a good job to improving your social life. A few of these benefits we've compiled here.

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1️⃣     Experience a different culture  

2️⃣    Learn a new language

3️⃣     Career opportunities

4️⃣    Become independent

5️⃣    Make lifelong friends

Finally, since there is never an end to the supply of lovers of learning, and with the countless benefits these opportunities seem to always provide, we're officially reopening our Study Abroad services to the public, so to not deprive anyone from such a journey. To take part in our effort to help develop the global educational experience, just fill out this simple google form so we can reach out!

About the AUD Summer School

This program is an advancement in the field of urban design and allows students to further specialize their education in an area that interests them.

Students who have undergone varied studies that include landscape design, engineering, architecture and planning are given an opportunity to explore and experiment with architectural and urban design.

  • Aimed to build a new and qualified generation of urban designers, the summer school offers: Methods of critical, conceptual and design thinking
  • A group of tutors from leading universities/firms and different parts of the globe
  • The needed experience, preparing students to work in international architectural and design offices and development companies etc.
  •  Project modules with innovative briefs developed in collaboration with leading experts in the field
  • Exposure to a different environment, culture and tradition
  • The chance to work on a real-life case study on “Vela di Calatrava
  •  Sports City Complex” in Rome to develop techniques in creative fieldwork.
  •  Analyze and interpret a selected range of contemporary urban design practices and issues in contemporary dialogue.
  • Identify and critique the multidisciplinary frameworks and techniques employed in urban design practice

    Who should attend? This course is ideal for students with a background in architecture or urban design. A high level of drawing skills will provide an excellent platform for benefiting most from the course.

Following the success of first, second and third international summer school on "Advanced Urban Planning & Architectural Design” the 4th edition of this summer school will be held from the 2nd to the 10th of July 2023 in partnership with The University of Rome Tor Vergata.


Course fees includes:

  • Accommodation (en-suite room) in CampusX Rome
  • Course material.
  • International certificate from University of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • Transportation from the airport only.
  • Fees doesn’t cover visa, flight tickets, insurance and local travel fees.

Course Fees

For groups (more than 10 students)

1150 Euro

Regular payment until April 2, 2023

1200 Euro

Late payment until July 2 2023

1400 Euro

Hocine Bougdah

Research and Education Consultant, IERS-UK / Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK.

Dr Hocine Bougdah is a reader and subject area leader for Technology and the Environment in the School of Architecture. He has overall responsibility for the curriculum design, delivery and assessment of the Architectural Technology subject specialism in the school at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is also involved in research through the supervision of a number of researchers (currently 6) working on topics aligned with his research interests. Dr Bougdah’s teaching and research interests are focused on the technological, ecological and human aspects of architectural design. His approach to teaching “Technology” is to use it as a design generator/enabler rather than an “add-on” technical resolution to a design proposal. His research interests cover topics such as sustainable design, innovative low tech/low energy/low impact buildings, spatial experience of users and issues of culture, urbanisation and globalisation. Alongside his academic role, he runs a design/consultancy practice.


Alessandra Battisti

Associate Professor in Environmental Design, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy. ".

Prof. Alessandra qualified as a full professor in Design and Technology of Architecture in 2012, and associate Professor in Architecture Technology and Environmental Design, PDTA Dept, “Sapienza” Rome University, where she is also: Chair of the Master’s Degree in “Landscape Architecture” (since 2016). Director of the 2nd level University Master's degree course in ““Valorisation and management of minor Historical centres. Enviroment Culture Territory integrated actions”” (since 2012). Member of the Faculty Board and Teaching Staff Member for the Ph.D. in Environmental Design & Planning, (since 2013). Member of the Faculty Board and Teaching Staff Member for the PhD in the “Environmental Architecture” (2007-2013). Lecturer at the 2nd level University Master's degree course in “Sustainable Architecture and Sustainable Technology for the Environment”. (2000-2015) Lecturer at the 2nd level University Master's degree course in “ETD ENVIRONMENTAL, TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN/Green. Building Architectural and Urban Requalification/Green Blue Infrastructure. Architecture and Sustainable Technology for the Environment”. (since 2015) Erasmus Scientific Coordinator for the Faculty of Architecture (2010-2015); Director of the AMSA (Analysis and Modelling of Environmental Systems) Laboratory in “La Sapienza” University of Rome. (2007-2013). Member of the Working Group for Energy Efficiency of MiBAC Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (2015).


Luca Lanini

Associate Professor, Department of Energy, Systems, Land and Construction Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy.

Prof. Luca Lanini teaches Architectural Design at the DESTeC. Among his best titles: Vázquez Consuegra (Edilstampa 2008), BEAR Luca Lanini / Manuela Raitano-Progetti (Libria 2012), Modern architecture; Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Terragni, Niemeyer (Ediesse 2014); a critical edition of L. Zuccoli, Fifteen years of life and work with his friend and teacher Giuseppe Terragni (Libria 2015); The architecture of the modern villa. 1900-1940 The years of great experimentation (Quodlibet 2016), The city of steel. Constructivist Moscow 1917-1918 (Pisa University Press 2017), SH-New Perspectives in Social Housing (Pisa University Press 2017), Rise and Fall of Ivan Leonidov (Clean 2018).


Nabil Mohareb

Head of Faculty of Architecture- Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.

Prof. Nabil’s research has focused on the relationship between architecture and urbanism; he is interested in social behavior activities, their mutual effect on both spatial and economic variables in urban spaces, and their interrelationship with architectural design using digital simulation in forecasting their movements and behavior. He has developed and planned an area of personal research, which is reflected in his several published papers in refereed journals and international refereed conferences, in addition to the work of my postgraduate research students, whom he supervises. He has participated as a member of a research team in funding research. In addition, over the past four years he has contributed effectively to the research community by being a peer-reviewer for a number of international academic journals and conferences. Prof. Nabil has recently gained administrative experience as the Head of Faculty of Architectural Engineering in a newly established branch in Tripoli, experiencing leadership at first hand. He is responsible for a team of more than 20 faculty members and staff, in addition to more than 130 architectural students.