Conference Presentations

Culture and Collaboration – Planning the Chinese Home for Schwarzman Scholars

Published 2019
Presented by Melissa L. DelVecchio, Robert Garris
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Cross-cultural collaboration is critical training for tomorrow’s leaders. This session is about the challenges and opportunities associated with designing the Beijing home for a newly established international fellowship program—Schwarzman Scholars—at Tsinghua University. The design and construction process exemplified methods for harmonizing Eastern and Western principles, customs, and cultures. The project team was, in many ways, the first class of Schwarzman Scholars. You will leave the session with a strong sense of the challenges and opportunities of planning an academic facility and program simultaneously.