eager to expand your contemporary knowledge of architecture? SCI-Arc, the southern california institute of architecture, is once again offering its european union scholarship, which covers 100% tuition for the first year of the master of architecture 2 program (M.Arch 2). recipients are eligible to renew the scholarship for the second year depending on GPA and performance at SCI-Arc. interested students can apply here before january 15, 2019.


atelier of the error (main images also)
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established in 2016, the scholarship aims to enable the world’s top talent to study in los angeles. the recipients are welcomed into the internationally-renowned school and immersed in a top-ranking graduate program before graduating with a wealth of knowledge and a degree accredited by the national architectural accrediting board.


atelier of the error
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as this is SCI-Arc, the EU scholarship aims to financially support emerging creatives to push the boundaries of architecture. everything is geared to propel advanced design explorations: state-of-the-art facilities and a radical curriculum of contemporary tools, techniques and technologies. critical thinking is at its immersive core with faculty and critics including hernan diaz alonso (director of SCI-Arc), elena manferdini (graduate programs chair), tom wiscombe, eric owen mossthom mayne and more.


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below, designboom has reached out to andrea cadioli and eugenio superchi, recent M.Arch 2 graduates and the first recipients of the scholarship, to find out the life-changing benefits of the program and how the school helped push their knowledge, including their merit-award thesis projects.


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the past two years have been an exciting and intense continuous flow of ideas and visions,’ explains cadioli. ‘the EU scholarship was a life changing opportunity: not only as it gave me direct access to conversations I was previously following from afar [streamed lecture series] but as it also exposed me to the incredible thinkers and educators that compose the SCI-Arc faculty.


an american power box
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SCI-Arc’s training approach, which is constantly focused on matching architecture and technology to promote experimentation and search for solutions, was a true opportunity to learn new skills,’ states superchi. ‘it allowed me to grow professionally and to, in the future, be able to interact as an architect with the complexity of the time that we live in.’ superchi’s thesis, atelier of the error, reflects the skills and understandings developed at SCI-Arc through a kindergarten of affinities re-configured through modular patterns.


an american power box
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the school, scholarship and M.Arch 2 program has had a profound impact on cadioli as well, ‘my approach to architecture has evolved to new territories and understandings of the art form that I could not even imagine beforehand. I have learned cutting-edge technologies and obtained new tools that allow me to fully express my ambitions.


an american power box
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cadioli’s thesis, an american power box, builds on this experience to investigate ontological weakness in the architectural expression of power. the concept deploys different postures relative to the ground depending on the relationship between the US and its embassy’s host country. ‘today, I continue my research on weak ontologies in the realm of aesthetic,’ concludes cadioli.


an american power box
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to prepare EU students to be licensed practitioners, the scholarship is specifically designed for those who hold an undergraduate degree in architecture or its international equivalent by august 1, 2019.  follow in the footsteps of andrea cadioli and eugenio superchi from 2016, yi nang lui from 2017 and grigorios kokkotis from 2018 by applying here before the january 15 application deadline.


an american power box
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an american power box
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