Faculty, Facilities and Fees

CIAO! offers an unmatched blend of hands-on learning, coupled with exceptional teachers….Harvard-trained architects [who] guided the students at every step with humor and patience, creating a highly individualized learning environment .”   -A Stevens, parent, Chicago, IL

Program Director 
Gail Whitney Karn AIA
MARCH, MCRP, Harvard
Fulbright Scholar

Studio Leader
Robert M Karn AIA LEED
MARCH/UD Harvard
MARCH Univrsity of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
BS ARCH U Arizona

Studio TA
Ilenia Pierantoni
PhD Enginnering/ARCH
Sapienza (Rome’s university)
MARCH Magna cum Laude
University of Camerino

Students are safely housed
at Casa Il Rosario
in the heart of Rome
just a five minute walk to the

Sant’Angelo in Pontano
Province of Le Marche
Italy’s most eco-friendly province
an hour to the Sibillini mountains and an hour to the
Adriatic Sea
Center for Sustainable Urbanism
Housing and Studio
overlooking countryside
five minute walk into town
Students live here and work here in an atelier environment
 local and regional transportation
it does not include airfare to Rome
Museum tours and fees
Room: Doubles, Triples, Quads
Bathroom en suite
Board: Continental Breakfast, Picnic lunch on site or Pizza, Panini, or Pasta
Dinner: Pizzeria, Osteria, Ristoranti
Sant’Angelo in Pontano
Transportation from and to Rome
Modelmaking supplies
Presentation supplies
field trips
 Doubles, Triples
Bathrooms shared
Continental Breakfast
Picnic lunch
Dinners simple but healthful
CFSU garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables daily
Program fee of $5450.00
$250.00 discount if apply by April 15th
Payment by check should be made out to:
Center for Sustainable Urbanism
on memo line note:
CIAO! 2018
Payment online at the Application Process page with the PayNow button
Full payment due no later than May 15th
Partial program fee refundable until June 1st
$150 Application Fee is non-refundable