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


  • Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

    December 4, 2020

    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…

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  • UW Magazine recalls the visionary UW architecture professor Astra Zarina

    September 22, 2020

    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…

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  • A (very different) summer in Rome

    July 20, 2020

    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…

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  • From a classroom to the city: Alondra's story

    April 24, 2020

    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…

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  • 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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