"In 1992, I spent
a few hours in Madrid with a group of our Genoa students returning
from the World's Exposition in Seville. Two were headed for Paris
and three boarded the overnight train to Munich. One joined me at
an international conference in Spain. For a moment, Europe felt
like an extension of the Clemson Campus. "
José Cabán, professor and chair of architecture
dropped down in this culture (Italian) more or less on your own.
You have to adapt to the Italian way of doing things instead of
being catered to. They are not in a hurry to do things and work
and live at an entirely different pace."
-- David Moore, student
is possible to study architecture from slides, photographs and short-range
field trips. But there's nothing quite like seeing and experiencing
architecture and the history surrounding it firsthand. It's not
a European vacation; it's an opportunity to absorb the character
of the architecture, to visit the offices of practicing architects
who work in these environments every day - in both Charleston and
Genoa. It is important to see the urban scale, to expand the horizons
of what we can do at Clemson... "
-- Rob Silance, former Genoa student and professor-in-residence
in both Genoa and Charleston.
you looked at a list of the students who have been to Genoa, it
would read almost like a Who's Who of young architects in the Southeast.
It's a great tool for selling yourself to prospective employers.
-- John Edwards, Genoa group, spring 1989.