M.A. On Campus

Historical And Sustainable Architecture

9 months
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/full
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/full
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The Historical And Sustainable Architecture MA is a nine-month program from New York University focusing on the creative reuse of older buildings. The Historical and Sustainable Architecture MA is the first academic program to unite the topics of sustainable architecture, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation within a single curriculum. 


This Historical And Sustainable Architecture MA program from New York University explores innovative ways to reconcile real estate development with historical preservation and environmental protection by recycling existing structures. The course of study combines academic training and research with experiential learning opportunities, and the program operates within the framework of New York University’s London program. 

British architects, designers, builders and developers are leaders in the field of adaptive reuse and sustainable architecture. For this reason, the program is based in London, where our faculty consists of the city’s innovative architects and designers. Working under restrictive historic protection orders, these designers have successfully reused both important and modest older buildings, adapting them to new uses and integrating them into new projects built around, over, and even under historic structures.  Our students will have the rare opportunity to study with these leading practitioners. 

The curriculum also proposes to extend sustainable practices beyond architecture and building into the realm of urban design. Students will examine successful strategies for reviving entire districts, cities, and regions around repurposed historic buildings in areas as diverse as the London Docklands, the Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, and the older industrial regions of Germany. These examples suggest new possibilities for post-industrial, “Rust Belt” cities in the U.S., such as Buffalo and Cleveland, where the numerous historic buildings provide resources to be adapted for new uses, not liabilities to be demolished. 

Career opportunities

Graduates will shape the urban environment as architects, city planners, public administrators, non-profit advocates, public and private consultants, and real estate developers.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Adaptive Reuse of Buildings in a Green World: Successes and Failures
  • Aspects of Architectural and Urban Development 
  • Economics of Reuse and Regeneration 
  • Low Energy Strategies in Historic and Contemporary Architecture 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 9 months.
  • National

    60600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 9 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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