UW Rome Center

Renovations are now underway at the UW Rome Center!

Renovations have the potential to equip the historic palazzo with the latest teaching and learning resources, protect its priceless historical legacy, as well as revive and enhance this beautiful space that means so much to the UW Rome Center community.

Staged in three phases, the project includes critical updates to the structure, electrical and mechanical works; important fire safety prevention measures; as well as new lighting, flooring and educational technology.

Investment in this renovation will maximize educational space and ensure transformative global experiences for students and one-of-a-kind teaching and research opportunities for faculty, for generations to come in the heart of Rome.

RENOVATION BLOG


  • UW Rome Center & COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    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…

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  • Study abroad "straightens my path to success"

    February 10, 2020

    Thomas Le is a Civil Engineering student from Seattle. He studied abroad at the UW Rome Center last summer. We wanted to hear more about his experiences and how he made it all happen, with the help of great support from UW Study Abroad and the UW Rome Center. Here's what he had to say. Want…

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  • A terrace for all!

    January 29, 2020

    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…

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  • UW Magazine highlights our renovation

    December 18, 2019

    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. Read the article

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  • Our first-ever distinguished lecture

    November 15, 2019

    Tonight we were delighted to host the first-ever UW Rome Center Distinguished Lecture on the UW campus in Seattle. Kane Hall was packed, with over 240 people in attendance. Professor Alain Gowing shared his fascinating talk, "Ghosts of the Palazzo Pio", and then Professor Steve Muench gave an update on the renovation project. Afterwards, we…

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  • Historical grace... and paperwork

    October 15, 2019

    We have been enjoying the work of selecting flooring and lighting for our updated classrooms. These features of course must be complementary to the existing design (e.g., marble doorways) and decorative features, as well as to the historical grace of the building. They also need to stand up to heavy use by our study abroad…

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