École d’architecture
de la ville & des territoires


    Since its creation, the School of Architecture for Cities and Regions (l'École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires) encourages students to expand their horizons through the discovery of different cultural contexts and architectural practices. The School has a strong, broad international network which allows it to develop coherent and demanding pedagogical and scientific projects in collaboration with its partners.

    The School is a dynamic, international establishment strengthened by a variety of assets: its partnerships, its regional siting within the Greater Paris Project, its participation in the I-SITE FUTURE program of excellence, in addition to its decision to join the Gustave Eiffel University group. A number of its teachers share their time between the School and prestigious foreign centers of research and learning (Harvard University, EPFL -Lausanne, Academia di architettura - Mendrisio, etc.) and a large part of its teaching team was trained abroad or practices their specialty internationally. This international dimension of its faculty allows the School to easily liaise with other establishments which facilitates bringing internationally recognized architects and teachers for conferences or pedagogical activities and events.

    In order to promote student mobility, international partnerships have been developed around selected establishments and organizations according to the pertinence of their activities, their pedagogical and scientific projects. These targeted partners are augmented from year to year leading to collaborative efforts, initiatives, Erasmus programs and internships, conferences by invited teachers, and exhibitions.
    Such joint efforts are leading to, for example, a dual Franco-Chilean architecture degree as of September 2020, with the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design of Santiago (Universidad Diego Portales).
    Since 2019, French language classes have been offered to exchange students to further open doors for them to understand and practice architecture internationally, several studio projects are done in English at the Bachelors level, as well as a Masters offering Architecture & Experience taught entirely in English.
    Each year thirty-some students join the partner establishments of the School for one or two semesters, while foreign students, selected on the quality of their portfolio application file are welcomed at the School of Architecture for Cities and Regions (l'École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires) where they benefit from demanding, formative teaching.
    Finally, and because architecture needs to be seen during a program of study, students regularly take part in field trips throughout their program. They visit European capitals or regions which question the major stakes in contemporary built situations. These field trips are equally the occasion for teachers to encourage their students to take hold of the explored regions to augment their studio projects or to design their final projects.

    Partners schools
    Erasmus +
    Cologne Fachhnochshule Köln
    Hanovre Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Karlsruhe Karlsruhe Institute Of technology
    Munich Technische Universität München
    Brussels Université Libre de Bruxelles/Faculté d'architecture
    Barcelona Escula Técnica Supérioe de Arquitectura del Vallés
    Thessaly University of Thessaly
    Waterford Waterford Institute of Technology
    Rome Università Degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
    Rome Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
    Venise Università Iuav di Venezia
    Minho Universidade do Minho
    Partners schools
    Buenos Aires Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseno y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires ( FADU-UBA)
    Sao Paulo FAU, Faculdade de Architectura e Urbanismo
    Sao Paulo UPM, Université Presbuterienne Mackenzie
    Montreal Université du Québec
    Santiago de Chile Universidad Diego Portales
    Jerusalem Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
    Beirut Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts
    Rabat Université internationale de Rabat
    Lausanne Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    A selection of European and international projects

    Workshop in Madrid

    Since 2018, in the framework of the Bachelor studio project led by Christophe Widersky, a group of twenty or so students participate in a workshop organized with the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, each year. The project has two stages, giving the French students the opportunity to go to Madrid, and then for the Spanish students to come the Paris studio workshop.

    Workshop with Diego Portales University (Santiago du Chili)

    Since 2008, the School welcomes a group of Chilean students and teachers once a year for a teaching on questions of urban planning where Chilean and French students and teachers can exchange ideas and debate their points of view.

    Dual degree with Diego Portales University (Santiago du Chili)

    In 2019, the School of Architecture for Cities and Regions (l'École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires) and Diego Portales University signed an agreement for a dual degree allowing students from both schools to, upon completion of a coordinated pedagogical program, obtain a dual French and Chilean architecture degree.

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