M.Arch. in Architecture
The candidates for M.Arch. should have an undergraduate degree in architecture. The M.Arch. program endows the graduate student with the knowledge of the social, political, economic, geographic and professional contexts of architecture and an awareness of the social and environmental consequences of design decisions. Graduate candidates are expected to acquire an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and related arts, technologies and human sciences, a critical awareness of current paradigms, issues and themes of present day architectural debates and the ability to use them in individual research. The graduate program in Architecture is involved with processes concerning the creation, representation, application and dissemination of knowledge and offers various graduate theory and research courses, as well as graduate design research studios. Elective courses cover a wide range of research interests and orientations supported by the diversity and the versatility of the staff profile, with extensive teaching experience both in studio and theory courses.
The program's resources have recently been mobilized and restructured under different research tracks in order to foster the existing strengths of the program and to nurture and encourage the development of emerging research agendas and structures brought forth by new priorities and challenges in architectural research. Built upon a clear diagnosis and awareness of global educational and research priorities and emergent fields, these non-compulsory research tracks offer graduate students the possibility to pursue their individual research agendas along different research orientations offered by the Department. The program is structured around an integrated curriculum which links and networks both the different tracks of the M.Arch. program and the four graduate programs of the Department to encourage the involvement of the graduate student with heterogeneous research, learning and design communities. Flexibility within and across the programs is hence encouraged to contribute to the improvement of quality and effectiveness in education, leading to adaptive curricula, which prove especially significant within the context of the currently operating reform in architectural education to align with the goals of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area.
Existing and Evolving Research Tracks
Architecture, Theory and Design
Architecture, Society And Culture
Architectural Design Research
Architecture and Urbanism
Architecture and Environment
Architecture and Computational Design
Generative Design Systems
Performative Design in Architecture