The Master of Architecture is an accredited professional degree with an emphasis on critical practice and sustainable design honed by the poetics of place. The program fosters the development of an architect who is both a scholar and a maker: the integration of passive and active building technologies, theory/history, digital fabrication, design communications, materials and fabrication, and practice methods. This rigorous and comprehensive curriculum provides graduates with the necessary skills to enter a diverse range of leadership positions in the field of architecture, design, and construction.
At the core of the program is a carefully orchestrated series of studios and synthesized support courses that allow for the mastery of fundamentals and advanced processes with the experimentation required for critical practice. The 2–3 year degree accommodates students with a non-design baccalaureate degree, pre-professional, studio-based undergraduate architecture degree, or NAAB-Accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree. It culminates in a master’s project, which includes future-oriented research and a design project.
The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree is available via one of two curriculum tracks, according to the student’s prior preparation. For each program, students’ past work will be individually assessed and a personal curriculum developed to insure success. For more information, download the Master of Architecture Program brochure.