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School of Architecture
Architecture Building
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0450

Phone: (269) 471-6003
Fax: (269) 471-6261



8435 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(269) 471-6003

The architecture faculty aspires to teach sound thinking, practical skills, and rigorous scholarship in the discipline of architecture; and promotes students who: Craft buildings that are dignified, durable and purposeful; Design communities that foster civility; Serve mankind in accord with their professional and Christian vocation; Seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in their lifelong pursuit of learning. All this for God's honor and His glory until the risen Christ comes again.


Analytical Summer Abroad

Finding meaning from the past to make a better today

Following their third year of study within the 5 1/2 year curriculum, all architecture students are required to successfully complete the ARCH330 Analytical Summer Abroad - a European study tour conducted annually by the School of Architecture.   


See where we came from to know where we're going

The purpose of the summer abroad program is to gain a learned understanding of the origins and nature of the western cultural landscape and its architecture within the context of the mission of the School of Architecture at Andrews University.

This course suggests that the study of diverse cultures not only brings about awareness and appreciation for foreign ideas, but that it may also increase one's understanding and appreciation of cultural struggles and treasures at home. 

In specific, the program seeks precedent-setting European cities, towns, and villages which may provide models for shaping places today. 

Students are challenged to draw knowledge from these places through study, analysis and documentation, as well as through cultural immersion. 

The program seeks to introduce students to a range of environments, from rural to urban, from mediterranean to scandinavian, and from vernacular to classical. Venues currently include Rome, Pienza and Tuscany, Paris, Bruges and Flanders, as well as Stockholm and central Sweden.


Andrew von Maur 
Professor, Urban Design Studio

p: (269) 471-6377