View of Millennium Bridge

2021 Program

Please note Urban Design in London courses are not available remotely this summer. We hope you will be able to join our program in a future year. Other NYU ARTH-UA courses are available during the summer term, and you may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

Program Summary

Experience the history of Britain's abundant architectural traditions, first hand while addressing issues such as the preservation and presentation of an architectural heritage, infrastructure, transportation, adaptive re-use, ecological concerns and other topics related to urban planning and architectural practice.

For a sneak peek at the program, check out Professor Broderick’s stupendous architectural tour of our beloved Washington Square here in New York.

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Professor Broderick also appeared in a public television special on architect Stanford White. See the promo below for another taste of her urban architecture knowledge and a majestic view of the Washington Square Arch.

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"Professor Broderick’s vast knowledge of British history, art, and physical design in addition to her genuine desire for students to have the best time possible in London made me want to explore new topics and perhaps even continue in this vein of academic study."

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Application Deadlines

There is no application process for summer 2021. Any student cleared to register for NYU Summer 2021 may do so for remote offerings directly via NYU Albert.

Visiting students wishing to participate in courses will first need to apply to NYU 2021 summer session through University Programs. Following admission, visiting students will be directed to NYU Albert to register.



Contact Info

NYU Global Programs

Phone

t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Mosette Broderick, Clinical Professor and Academic Director, NYU Department of Art History

Tuition and Fees

Please note there are no tuition or fees associated with Urban Design in London for summer 2021.

View of St. Paul's Cathedral

Sculpture outside St. Paul's Cathedral at night

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Academics

Urban Design in London is a summer study program intended for undergraduate students interested in architecture, architectural history, urban planning, or architectural preservation. This is an intensive course. London is your classroom, and students fully engage in class every day, all day for four weeks. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. The course includes visits to numerous architecturally significant sites and buildings.

London traffic

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Courses


Please note Urban Design in London courses are not available remotely this summer.
We hope you will be able to join our program in a future year. Other NYU ARTH-UA courses are available during the summer term, and you may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

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Housing and Meals

Please note there is no housing or meals associated with Urban Design London for summer 2021.

All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Live in a newly renovated residence is just off Russell Square, within walking distance of the shops, supermarket and cinema of The Brunswick Center, the public parks and gardens of Mecklenburgh Square, and to all forms of transportation. The Guilford House residence is a few minute walk from the academic center in Bedford Square. The apartments are shared suites with bedrooms arranged around a community area/kitchen. A suite may have up to four bedrooms, each bedroom, usually housing two students, with a bed, desk, and armoire for each student. Two or three bedrooms share a bathroom. The residence features lounges, laundy facilities, and wireless internet. There is no meal plan; you may prepare meals in your apartment (kitchens include cooking utensils) or eat at restaurants in the neighborhood. A residence manager is on-site as well as residential life staff and 24-hour security staff.

To learn more about housing facilities, please review the Office of Global Programs NYU London page. Please note that some of the information listed on this page is not summer specific.

Street view of traffic in London

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Excursions

Field trips include visits to a wide array of building types - from Oxford University to country houses to Westminster Abbey, to name a few - that serve residential, governmental, clubs and religious purposes. Below is a sample excursion itinerary to give students an idea of what the summer 2021 itinerary might be:

  • Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich;
  • Stonehenge, Bath and Stourhead;
  • Museum of London, with a aalk through the City of London to St Paul's, the Barbican, Lloyd's Mansion House Square, The Bank of England;
  • Ham House, Syon, Chiswick;
  • Westminster Abbey, Parliament, The Whitehall, St Martin's in the Fields, Pall Mall;
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Decorative Arts Collection and Leighton House;
  • New Museums and Museum Additions such as the Tate Modern, National Gallery, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery;
  • Brighton;
  • Thamesmead, Crossness Pumping Station and beam engines, Penshurst Place;
  • Railroad Stations and Kew - Great iron buildings;
  • The Soane Museum, Sommerset House, The Law Courts, The Embankment and St. Clement Dane;
  • Oxford and Blenheim;
  • New aspects of the City. Canary Wharf, the new tube stations, Thames Barrier;
  • Multiple dwelling units. Streatham Street worker's housing, Pimlico, Greater London County Council housing units;
  • Workshop with The Prince's Foundation;
  • And more to be announced.
Excursion to Stourhead

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Planning Travel to London

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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Faculty

Mosette Broderick

Mosette Broderick, Clinical Professor and Academic Director, NYU Department of Art History

Mosette Broderick has been the Director for the CAS Urban Design in London program since its inception in 1995 and is highly knowledgeable of the society and culture of London. She also serves as the Director of Urban Design and Architecture Studies and the MA program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture in the Department of Art History at NYU. She teaches courses on urban subjects, American and English architecture, and the art in, and history of New York City Museums. She won the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. Additionally, she has published TRIUMVERATE: McKim, Mead & White, Knopf, 2010.

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Photo Gallery

View of The Gherkin

Inside the Royal Opera House

Inside the British Museum

View from the SkyGarden

Architectural details in London

Architectural details in London

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