At Cornell University we offer a master degree in Advanced Architectural Design. Open to individuals holding a B.Arch. or an M.Arch (first-professional) degree, the three-semester program beginning the first weekday in June offers a critical framework for investigating pertinent design concerns, practices, and technologies in 21st-century architecture and urbanism.
- Develop understanding of how current technological, social, cultural, ecological and economic forces are influencing architectural design, research, practice and pedagogy, specifically as they engage the now four "territories of investigation" (TIs): discourse, ecology, representation and urbanism (disciplinary knowledge, information literacy).
- Demonstrate proficiency in computational thinking, ecological design, advanced representation, and fabrication techniques used in architectural design (engagement in the process of discovery or creation).
- Identify and articulate a specific topic within the four TIs for further investigation in the student's future professional or academic career (critical thinking, communication skills and self-directed learning).
- Exhibit an ability to synthesize representational techniques, computational thinking, current cultural demands, and emergent disciplinary issue within an applied research setting (engagement in the process of discovery or creation; communication skills).
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Programme StructureA structure of core and elective studios and courses allows students to pursue trajectories of inquiry within one of four interrelated territories of investigation:
- Architecture and Discourse (A+D): Theory, criticism, publishing, cultural production, design research, history and contemporaneity
- Architecture and Ecology (A+E): Sustainable practices, soft infrastructures, materials research, environmental simulation, computational design, digital fabrication, performance driven design
- Architecture and Representation (A+R): Emerging technologies, drawing fields, digital and generative design, new cartographies, media spaces, architectural publications and exhibitions, theories of representation
- Architecture and Urbanism (A+U): Urban geography, typological studies, urban theory, networks, infrastructures, urban imaging, ecological urbanism
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
- Two recommendations
- Transcripts: Submit completed and official transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the field to which you are applying. If it is against an institution's policy to send transcripts to the applicant, the transcripts can be mailed by the school directly to the field to which you are applying.
- GRE general test for all
- Portfolio of creative work (Post-Professional M.Arch applicants only)
- Statement of purpose (A one- or two-page statement)
International84825 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 84825 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National84825 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 84825 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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