U-SoA Design Studio Travels to Santiago de Cuba
Architecture

U-SoA Design Studio Travels to Santiago de Cuba

Photos by Lacey Stansell
By UM News

Photos by Lacey Stansell

U-SoA Design Studio Travels to Santiago de Cuba

By UM News
U-SoA and the CCS (Center for Computational Science @ UM) travelled to Santiago de Cuba to study and document the Church of Santa Lucia, one of 12 churches designated to the World Monuments Fund.

The group’s work includes digital mapping of the churches, restoration design and independent research (by Karen Matthews, Art Historian at UM) for the history and religious iconography of the colonial churches. The Archbishop of Santiago facilitated this restoration initiative, providing access to the sanctuaries and lodging for faculty and students.  

Students will complete the documentation drawings and propose designs for both the restoration of the existing, Santa Lucia church, as well as the adaptive reuse of adjacent buildings.  

The final presentation will be held in the Design District in April.