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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Post-professional (Non-Thesis) — Cultural Mediations and Technology (45 credits)

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Offered by: Architecture     Degree: Master of Architecture

Program Requirements

Drawing on methods in philosophy, media studies, cultural landscapes, vernacular architecture studies, and material culture, students in this option study the ways in which we conceptualize and realize the built world. How are architectural practices mediated by their broader contexts?

This option capitalizes on the expertise of the architect-researcher to move freely between art and science and between content-based and empirical research, and to facilitate robust interdisciplinary teams of engineers, technologists, media artists, and social scientists to understand, explain, and create today’s built environments.

Research Report (15 credits)

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • ARCH 623 Project Preparation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Guided background preparation for the project.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alberto Perez-Gomez, Vikram Bhatt, Robert Mellin, Abraham Friedman, Annmarie Adams, Michael Jemtrud, Aaron Sprecher (Winter)

    • (2-1-6)

  • ARCH 627 Research Methods for Architects (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : An intensive course in research methods for students with professional training in architecture. Topics include how to set research questions, establish hypotheses, engage methodologies, produce literature reviews, organize fieldwork, and present findings.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Annmarie Adams (Fall)

    • (3-0-9)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Arch. (Professional), M.Arch. (Post-professional) and Ph.D. in Architecture programs.

  • ARCH 684 Contemporary Theory 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Critical readings in architectural design and research.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Aysenur Türeli (Fall)

    • (3-0-9)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Open to students enrolled in all M.Arch. programs.

    • Note: A variety of topics will be chosen for the seminar each year.

  • ARCH 685 Contemporary Theory 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Critical readings in architectural research.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Martin Bressani (Winter)

    • (3-0-9)

    • Prerequisite(s): ARCH 684 and permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Open to students enrolled in all M.Arch. programs.

    • Note: A variety of topics will be chosen for the seminar each year.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of courses at the 500 level or higher, approved by an adviser.

Faculty of Engineering—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)