Design/Build Early Fall 2017 – Croatia

The Croatia Design/Build 2017 Early Fall Program (Aug 14th – Sept 14th) offers a unique service learning opportunity, in Rijeka and on the island of Rovinj on the mid Adriatic coast. Students will collaborate with students and faculty from the University of Rijeka to create a master plan therapeutic gardens for the blind, disabled adults and children that was started in 2016. The two projects will expose students to the Istra peninsula and Adriatic coast of Croatia, two distinct parts of the country. Field trips to other regions will complement these projects. 

Undergraduate, graduate and non-matriculated students in landscape architecture, architecture, anthropology, fine arts and other fields may apply. Students will design and build an “interactive landscape”. Students will learn the skills of small site design and construction detailing, management and community participation.

Many sites with re-known vernacular building, historic landscapes, and natural phenomena will be explored. Croatia has rich and varied features including historic cultural sites and field trips will be conducted to many of them. This is the background through which you will explore the culture and history of Croatia.

Contact Prof. Winterbottom:, phone (206)-612-1146 for questions.

Informational sessions:

  • Friday, February 24, 12:30 pm (Gould Hall, RM 312)
  • Monday, March 3, 12:30 pm (Gould Hall, RM 312)

Application due: March 1, 2017

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