UW Rome Center

September 22, 2020

UW Magazine recalls the visionary UW architecture professor Astra Zarina

Highlighting the personality and panache of UW architecture professor Astra Zarina, who launched the first UW Architecture study abroad program in spring 1970 and who later led renovations of the largely abandoned Palazzo Pio, which became the home to the UW Rome Center in 1985, this article walks us through the life and legacy of our founder.