SAJO Sponsorship

SAJO is a proud sponsor of three scholarships to be awarded to candidates who have distinguished themselves in the management of complex projects.

While its origins date back to 1926, the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) was founded in 1940, to become known as Italy’s second most prominent architectural school after that of Rome. The Iuav University of Venice, as it has come to be known in recent years, is comprised of three main faculties, Architecture, Regional Planning, and Arts and Design. The university’s acclaimed graduate, postgraduate and advanced specialization programs, as well as its extensive research infrastructure of specialized labs, account for its international status and high-ranking position among academic institutions. Over the years, Iuav has hosted such eminent scholars as Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright as visiting professors and today the university countsamong its distinguished alumni such notable architects and designers as Carlo Scarpa, Giancarlo De Carlo, and Massimo Vignelli.

Iuav University of Venice is proud to launch a Master of Advanced Studies in Tall Building Design, a postgraduate specialization program which is the first of its kind in Europe and one of the few programs, worldwide, addressing skyscraper typology. This 12-month course, scheduled to start in November of 2021, is taught in English by Italian and international scholars, professional experts, and prominent practitioners. The program conveys the theoretical and practical complexities of Tall Building design, architecture, and construction. It consists of three 10-week modules, culminating in an 8-week summer internship with established and renowned design studios, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Werner Sobek, to name but a few.

To participate in the program, graduates in architecture or civil engineering are invited to submit their candidacy by presenting a design project for a complex and large-scale building. Candidates may also apply, for one of the twenty-two scholarships made available by corporate sponsors committed to the advancement of architectural design and related disciplines.

SAJO is sponsor of three scholarships to be awarded to candidates who have distinguished themselves in the management of complex projects. Candidates must demonstrate strategic incorporation of technologies in architectural design, engineering, and construction procedures, efficient interdisciplinary and stakeholder coordination, as well as effective implementation of safety and sustainability features.

SAJO is an integrated project design and delivery company, and a tireless proponent of innovative digital platforms for enhancing operational performance. As an industry leader in the built environment, SAJO takes great pride in being associated with the Iuav University of Venice and in supporting its prestigious and unique international program of Tall Building Design.

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