Voyage to the Orient!

CHINA ARCHITECTURE TOUR: December 6 – 22, 2011
two week whirlwind tour of traditional, colonial, and contemporary architecture in China!

This coming December I will be organizing an architectural tour up the East China Coast, hitting all major cities from Hong Kong to Shanghai, then traveling north to Beijing. This will be an intense, whirlwind tour – over ten cities in just 16 days – but we will see a HUGE amount; it will be an incredible experience, (and one that would be impossible to organize on your own). (The trip is open to anyone, but preference will be given to practicing architects and architecture students. The trip will be associated with the Ohio State University, and the program fee will count for AIA continuing education credit, and be tax-deductible).

In addition to the trip, we will be writing and constructing a guidebook to the architecture of the east China coast. This will include detailed building information, map locations, and a collection of essays on architecture and urbanism in China, a collaborative project by participants on the trip. As far as I know there is no trip like this, and no guidebook like this available at present.

This trip is coming up very soon, and space it limited, so please email me – Evan Chakroff ( with any questions, to see the detailed schedule, or to arrange payment and confirmation. The program fee will be around $1600 USD, which includes all ground transportation, hotels, admission fees, and some group meals. This does not include your transportation to Hong Kong, or from Beijing, or visa fees….)

This is going to be great. Let me know if you’re interested, A.S.A.P.

Rough itinerary:

SHENZHEN (Including 2011 Hong Kong – Shenzhen Architecture Bienale)

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