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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

Traveling to Learn


Following their third year of studio courses, all undergraduate architecture and interior design students participate in the ARCH330 Analytical Summer Abroad study tour – an annual learning experience designed specifically for their professional discipline and the mission at Andrews University.

Learning from diverse places and their stories.

This annual month-long study tour engages students with some of the world’s most significant built works, but also with ordinary and inspiring neighborhoods and little-known places. It takes students from sunny Mediterranean climates in ancient Tuscan piazzas to the Nordic interiors of contemporary Sweden. It immerses students in large urban centers and small rural hamlets. It asks them to consider Catholic and Protestant building cultures and their theological distinctions. Rome can be about Michelangelo, but it can also be about the Book of Revelation.

This is a course about ideas that have shaped the world – and continue to do so. Central London can teach you about cutting-edge design techniques - but also about the leading Bible work of John Wesley. Paris can teach you about how to make large urban centers more healthy and livable – but also about the Huguenot architects who first pioneered a movement to do so.

The course engages students first-hand with critical study and holistic thinking about their discipline and its impact on human life, health, and history, especially in light of Seventh-day Adventist Christian discipleship. Through on-site drawing, real-time observation, and experienced instruction students can cultivate literacy in ideas they can draw from for the rest of their lives. Detailed itinerary is subject to change, but currently includes Tuscany, Rome, England, Paris, and Sweden.


Andrew von Maur
Professor / Study Tour Director

p: (269) 471-6377