The Business of Architecture

“Architecture is the science that permits man to reveal his own integrity in built form, and an architect’s highest responsibility is first of all to become whole as an individual in order to best carry out this mission, and then be of service to the world that he has created around himself. The Business of Architecture is putting integrity into form.” 
Founder and President Elio D’Anna


Education today seems to be the antithesis to the classical models laid out by the ancient Greeks in which schools the pupil were encouraged to question, to participate, and before all else - to know themselves. The European School of Economics believes that the world one lives in is none other than a reflection of the inner states he lives, and that the more one knows and therefore masters himself, the more he can create a world that is pleasing for himself and others. All courses at the European School of Economics are centred around the individual as their most vital element.

The world is a mere reflection of the world we live and dream internally. An individual whose aim is order and beauty cannot help but manifest this integrity in the external world. A man who loves himself and so, the world around him cannot help but create, emanate and instil order wherever he goes.

Course Presentation
You may have acquired some excellent abilities so far in design and planning, but do you posses the skills to enable your ideas to take form and say something about the environment you live in, about yourself? The Business of Architecture Program has been created to serve as a bridge between design and the real world, design table and built form.

The European School of Economics was founded by a man with a dream. It now has centers over three continents and in the world’s major cities : London, New York, Rome, Milan , Florence, and Madrid. The College is a privately-funded institution, providing undergraduate and post-graduate programs focused on guiding students towards self-discovery, and bring them to the realization of their own innate qualities and uniqueness, developing each of them as leaders regardless of the field they choose to pursue.

While we welcome newcomers, neo -laureates and even those who have already launched their careers but want to open their own business are perfect candidates. Make your mark.

Modules Covered: Concepts and Ethics: Architectural Practice in its Social Context;

Management and Professional Practice in Architectural Business; Materials, Structures and Products; Project studio ( optional)

Next available dates: July 2- August 3, July 16 - August 3

Course Duration: 5 weeks or 3 weeks
Total Course Hours: 75 or 45

Mode of Delivery: lectures, group discussions, excursions

Language of Instruction: English

Level of Instruction: Open

Course Assessment: Personal Critique, essay, group project

Programme Fees in local currency

Application Fee: £50 


Registration Fee
: £300

Tuition Fee: £500 per week

TOTAL for five weeks £2800

Total fees for the 5-week course £1800 for all students registering prior to May 25.

Entry requirements: Enrollment or degree in course of business or design at a recognized institution, employment in the field or related activity, practicing license for architecture. We are happy to accept High Schools graduates for our History and Concepts modules and arrange an introductory design studio for interested parties. Don’t hesitate to request additional info and apply.

· Application form

· Present Transcript, Degree or Professional Credentials

· Résumé / CV

· Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus)

· Photocopy of passport / ID document

· Three passport-sized photographs

· Non-refundable € 50.00 application fee

Maximum number of Attendees: 25

Professional Opportunities: Contacts with established artists, architects and design firms, related industry leaders ( glass, marble, iron, ceramic)

Students will be required to keep a daily notebook which will be reviewed at the end of the course. Module focus will vary depending on the CVs of attendees.

Credits & Recognition: European School of Economics Certificate

Application Process: in order to apply for the course, candidates are required to fill out anapplication form and submit a non-refundable application with a fee of £50. The Certificate online application is available http://apply.europeanschoolofeconomics.com or in attachment to this email.

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