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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Post-professional (Non-Thesis) — Urban Design and Housing (45 credits)

Offered by: Architecture     Degree: Master of Architecture

Program Requirements

The Urban Design and Housing program enables students who have already completed their professional M.Arch. degree (or equivalent) to develop specialized skills for contemporary practice in housing, urban design, and the management of human settlements. The twelve-month program comprises three consecutive semesters of coursework. Intensive seminars held during the first two terms focus on contemporary theory and research methods in urban design and housing. Students take ARCH 603 Urban Design and Housing Studio as an applied synthesis of the material discussed in the two core seminars. Nine credits of complementary coursework round out the Fall and Winter terms along with ARCH 623 Project Preparation, in which students develop the strategy for a major independent project (ARCH 632 Urban Design and Housing Research Report) to be completed in the Summer term.

Research Report (15 credits)

  • ARCH 632 Urban Design and Housing Research Report (15 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : An individual research report addressing interdisciplinary concerns in Urban Design and Housing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ARCH 604, ARCH 623

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • ARCH 602 Housing Seminar (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Advanced studies in housing: general preoccupations, theoretical antecedents, epistemological foundations, and practical techniques pertinent to contemporary theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman (Fall)

    • (3-1-8)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken URBD 602.
  • ARCH 603 Urban Design and Housing Studio (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Comprehensive project in urban design and housing drawing on contemporary theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (2-10-6)
  • ARCH 604 Urban Design Seminar (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Advanced concepts and methods used in urban design, focusing on epistemological debates, practical techniques, and philosophical concerns that shape contemporary theory and practice in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (2-2-8)
    • Prerequisite(s): ARCH 602.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken URBP 604.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: 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 2014

    Instructors: Annmarie Adams, Nicholas Luka (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.

Group A Complementary Courses (9 credits)

6-9 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 514 Community Design Workshop (4 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A design-build studio that engages community-based projects with identified needs and a requirement for intervention on real sites. Exploration of selected problems in architectural design and develop solutions from first concept to implementation on-site.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (4-20-15)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202.
  • ARCH 517 Sustainable Residential Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Design strategies of sustainable residential environments at the community and the unit levels. Historic references, siting principles, high density, healthy developments, green homes, urban renewal, circulation and parking, open spaces and implementation approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or equivalent
  • ARCH 520 Montreal: Urban Morphology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Historical, geographical, demographical, and regional evolution of the metropolis of Montreal. Topics include: important quartiers, the Montreal urban grid, industrialization, reform movements, geographical diversity, urban culture, local building techniques and materials. Basic concepts of urban morphology and their relationships to the contemporary urban context will be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 521
  • ARCH 521 Structure of Cities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Nature, pattern and life of modern cities. Urban networks, special areas, problems and prospects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 520
  • ARCH 529 Housing Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A review of environmental alternatives in housing; contemporary housing and the physical and sociological determinants that shape it; Canadian housing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 528 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 562 Innovative Homes and Communities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Innovative design concepts for sustainable homes and communities to include adaptability; net-zero energy; micro units; recycling; plug and play; green roofs; aging in place and live-work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 304.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 631.
  • ARCH 564 Design for Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Designing for sustainable development to meet the Millennium and its new environmental goals. Approaches, strategies and projects that meet these goals in areas of economic empowerment, food security, gender equity, health and sanitation, and shelter sectors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • ARCH 566 Cultural Landscapes Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Overview of cultural landscapes studies, methodologies, and resources. Comparative studies of the connection between people, place, and artifact systems through a critical examination of architecture, regional context, and material culture. Examination of precedents for the interpretation of cultural landscapes by architects, ethnologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Mellin (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

Group B Complementary Courses

0-3 credits from any courses at the 500 level or higher, approved by an adviser.

Faculty of Engineering—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)