Urban Design in London
2022 Program Dates
Student Arrival: Monday, May 30, 2022
Student Departure: Saturday, June 25, 2022
*Please note that housing is provided for the exact dates of the program. If a student wishes to arrive earlier or depart later, the student will need to find their own accommodations.
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.
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.
"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."
Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits
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GeoBlue International Health Insurance
for 4 week program
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.
Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs and Financial Assistance pages.
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.
ARTH-UA 9650.005 - Exploring British Architecture - Broderick - 4 credits
British architecture of all periods is studied directly with numerous field trips. The sites range from Roman remains to the present day. The development of the city of London is followed. Attention is given to building types and function including government buildings, law courts, religious structures, club houses, row houses, country houses, and multiple dwelling units. Study is made of public housing. Infrastructure plays a major role in the class discussion with study of the underground systems, the new stations, the light rail, the tunnels, and even a 19th-century sewage pumping station. Sample syllabus (PDF)
ARTH-UA 9804 - Independent Study - Broderick - 2 credits
Supervised reading, research and writing on a topic chosen by the student. Requires instructor approval.
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. NYU London housing does not include a meal plan.
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 2022 itinerary might include:
- 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;
- 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.
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:
- U.S. State Department Travel Information for the United Kingdom
- All admitted and confirmed students should consult The NYU Office of Global Services for immigration support
- CDC Health Information for Travelers to the United Kingdom
- NYU students may consult the NYU Student Health Center for Travel Medicine information and appointments
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.