Architecture studies at Georgia Tech position you at the leading edge of an ongoing revolution in architectural practice. Embedded in one of the world’s premiere technological universities, the School of Architecture leads and collaborates in a multi-disciplinary community of mutual interest—architects, planners, engineers, and scientific researchers creating elegant, sustainable solutions through design. We are inspired by the achievements of a noble art and motivated by the new possibilities that intersections among such diverse fields of expertise will allow.
Georgia Tech offers the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. This curriculum is offered in two tracks, a 3-year track for those with prior undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than architecture or for those granted partial advanced standing; and a 2-year track for those with four-year, pre-professional degrees in architecture and receiving full advanced standing. The program actively recruits and accepts graduate students with a diversity of academic backgrounds, including humanities, engineering, business, and social and natural sciences, and from a wide variety of universities throughout the United States and abroad. This is a conscious strategy for achieving a student body that is highly qualified, motivated, and diverse.
The goal of the program of study leading to the M.Arch. degree is to introduce students to fundamental principles and precedents of architecture as a discipline and as a profession; to provide both a preparation for practice and a basis for innovation in the field. Students complete required coursework in areas of architectural history & theory, sustainable building technology (including structures, construction, and environmental systems), media & modeling, and professional practice of architecture. Electives may be concentrated in those areas as well as in topical domains related to faculty members’ (and students’) ongoing research interests. In addition, a rotating selection of skill-based short courses are available each semester as part of the School’s curriculum incubator workshops.
Architecture and urban design studios conducted during all three years of the M.Arch. curriculum provide a central focus of school culture. Introductory design studios in the first year and advanced topical studios in the second year present a comprehensive and integrated approach to architectural problem solving through analysis, imagination, and design. In the final year of the curriculum, Architectural Design + Research Studios bring into the foreground the School’s serious commitment to research- and performance-driven design practice and to the reciprocity of practice and research.
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