Volterra-Detroit Foundation

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Give Detroit Challenge

The Volterra-Detroit Foundation has been nominated for the Give Detroit Challenge. We are in a great company of other 49 non-profit organizations which are from Detroit and about Detroit. We are part of Detroit! The company is fantastic, but the idea of the challenge is that the Foundations compete with each other – who will raise the most money from...

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Volterra Design Workshop 2015

In August 2015 a group of students and professors of architecture from USA, Poland and Italy discussed eco-friendly design over “aperitivio” on a terrace overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. Just below, directly beneath the medieval defensive wall, laid the ruins of the Roman Theater from 1st century BC. The site for the project was immediately behind it. The group...

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Program opportunities @ Volterra International Residential College

The academic model of the Volterra International Residential College is based on many years of experience of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture summer study program in Volterra and the international exchange program between the UDM SOA the Faculty of Architecture Warsaw Institute of Technology. It offers flexibility which allows a variety of academic programs to take advantage...

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Volterra International Residential College

The Volterra International Residential College is located near the west end of the medieval city walls of Volterra, facing Piazza Marcello Inghirami. The location has excellent exposure in the city and offers great views of the city and of the surrounding countryside. The building is only a short distance from the Piazza dei Priori, the center of Volterra. The renovation...

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Volterra

Volterra is one of the finest hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany, and is only a short distance from Florence 72 km (43 miles), Siena 50 km (30 miles), Pisa 64 km (38 miles), S.Gimignano 29 km (17 miles) and the Tyrrhenian cost. Volterra, 545 metres above sea level, dominates and divides the Cecina and Era valleys....

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Live and learn @ Volterra International Residential College

Welcome to the Volterra International Residential College! This facility in Volterra has been organized by the Volterra-Detroit Foundation, in educational collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, pursuant to the 25 years of the school’s summer program in Volterra. It has been built with you in mind, as a place to live, a place to study, and...

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Volterra Roman Theater

The Roman Theater in Volterra was built at the end of Ist century BC, during the Augustan period, consulship of Aulus Caecina Severus. It was built within the perimeter of the Etruscan/Roman defensive walls, against steep slope. Theater capacity is estimated on 2,800-3,500. The diameter of the cavea is 63m (210 ft.) The theater was modified II/III AD: the quadriporticus...

Programs – Scholarships

Volterra-Detroit Foundation International Studies Scholarships The Volterra-Detroit Foundation recognizes the unique value of the international study experience in architectural education. International programs are life altering to the students and help fulfill the mission of the school of educating “socially responsible world citizens”. School of Architecture UDM is therefore pleased to offer the following scholarships for the students participating in the UDM...

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Volterra-Detroit Foundation – about

The Volterra – Detroit Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit foundation, which has been created by the Alumni and Faculty of the School of Architecture University of Detroit Mercy to fund the renovation and adaptation of the building of the former Art School in Volterra (Italy) for the Volterra International Residential College. The Volterra-Detroit Foundation, supported by the UDM SOA...

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Foundation – Patrons

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity and support of all of you whose contributions helped to create the Volterra International Residential College. We now proudly display your names at the Donor Wall in the Exhibition Room of the facility. Alabaster level Paul Britten Traverse City, MI Warren Loranger Sarasota, FL Cherry Peirce Port Clinton, OH Michael J. Marz Akron, OH Antonio...