UW Rome Center


June 3, 2022

Introducing Our New Third Floor

We are delighted to share with you the completed third floor of the UW Rome Center! Back in action as of January, the floor houses three classrooms, two studios, one seminar room, the Business Center, library and the UWRC office. Similar to the first floor work, the scope of renovation for the third floor included…

October 21, 2021

Introducing Our New First Floor

We’ve moved in! After nearly three years of major renovation work of the first floor, we are thrilled to share that the project is nearly complete. In August, we starting moving in, which required some major dusting off of all our furniture that has been in storage during the course of the renovation work. The…

March 30, 2021

Wrapping Up First Floor Renovations

There is really nothing like brand new walls and an uncluttered room to show off the beauty of the ceilings in our newly renovated Exhibit Hall! The first phase of much anticipated renovation project of the UW Rome Center first floor is finally coming to a close after breaking ground in January 2019. While the…

December 4, 2020

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

As the well-known adage goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. In the last six months, significant progress has been made on the first floor and we’re pleased to report that the project is nearing completion! Since we last updated you, the electrical systems have been completed, beautiful new tile floors have been laid, kitchens have…

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…

July 20, 2020

A (very different) summer in Rome

Needless to say, life as we knew it has transformed in the last four months since I last provided you with an update on the situation in Italy and at the UW Rome Center as it relates to COVID-19 and the subsequent global pandemic. Back then, the situation was grave in Italy, and, if you’ll…

April 24, 2020

From a classroom to the city: Alondra’s story

At a time when most of us are sheltering in place because of the pandemic and our worlds can feel rather small, we wanted to connect with some of the wonderful students who have studied at the UW Rome Center. On that note, we’re pleased to introduce you to Alondra Rodriguez. She’s a UW junior…

March 20, 2020

UW Rome Center & COVID-19

Dear friends, In these extraordinary times, community and human connection are more important than ever. In that spirit, I wanted to reach out to you, our UW Rome Center community, to share an update from the Palazzo Pio. As you well know, Italy was among the first nations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the past month…

January 29, 2020

A terrace for all!

We are making progress! We reconfigured and swapped some classroom and apartment spaces in order to create quieter bedrooms (many complained about the Campo de’ Fiori noise levels in the bedroom of faculty apartment C). Walls for the new bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom of faculty apartment have been built, and the living room will be located in…

December 18, 2019

UW Magazine highlights our renovation

Featuring memories from alums and a great interview with Professor Alain Gowing, this month’s article gives nice background on the birth of the UW Rome Center and why renovations are necessary.

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