"I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate you pulling together the MAMC program," Anna Snyder Kelly, recent alumna of the Modern Architecture and the Modern City (MAMC) program wrote to Michael Gamble, associate professor and director of the Master of Architecture program. "It was such a wonderful experience and references to projects and places we visited come up regularly in my work.“
Modern Architecture and the Modern City: Europe 2019
Open to Ph.D., M. Arch, M.S. in Architecture, MSUD, Master of Real Estate Development, City & Regional Planning, and B.S.Arch students with permission.
MAMC: EUROPE 2019 visits London, Berlin, The Netherlands and Paris for extended studies with additional free time in Hamburg and Prague. The faculty includes Michael Gamble in London, Richard Dagenhart in The Netherlands and Copenhagen, Jude Leblanc in Paris and Daniel Baerlecken in Berlin. The program is intensive with site visits to dozens of significant modern and contemporary architecture, urban design and landscape projects in the five cities and their surrounding territories.
Participating students may travel independently after the conclusion of the program and prior to submission of final research papers and journals at the end of the semester.
All students will participate in the Module 2 workshop during the spring semester.
MAMC: EUROPE 2019 – Courses
All participating students must be full time students at Georgia Tech and enrolled for 12 credit hours. Students in Architecture must enroll in ARCH 8903 for 3 credit hours. Students in the Master of Science in Urban Design must enroll for ARCH 8903 for 6 credit hours. Students are encouraged to take ARCH 4123 and/or ARCH 6155 for pass-fail credit if they have not previously taken a pass-fail course or if they do not need additional credits for their degree.
COA 6151 or ARCH 4151UG/ARCH 6153 or Arch 4823: Theory of the Modern City. (3 Credits). This course focuses on the history of the city as a collective work of architecture with an emphasis on the city's physical form and space, urban morphology and direct experience of the five cities. Five illustrated essays are required, based on a designated theme for each city and carried out with on-site documentation. Preliminary work for these essays will be completed during the spring semester preparation class. Letter grade only.
ARCH 6316 or ARCH 4843UG: Contemporary Practice in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Europe. (3 Credit Practice 2 Elective). Field trips and visits to the significant architecture, urban design and landscape projects in the five cities, including work by OMA, Herzog and De Meuron, BIG, Mirailes, MVRDV, Libeskind, Eisenman, Nouvel, Perrault and many others. For pass-fail enrollment, students are required to attend all field trips, lectures and site visits and submit a journal/sketchbook. For letter grade, students must document and prepare a comparative analysis of a selection of a minimum of 10 buildings to examine key design strategies, with specific emphases on urban context and site situations, horizontal and vertical spatial organization, structural logic, and exterior form and cladding. Letter grade or Pass Fail with approval.
ARCH 4123: European Modernism. (3 Credits). Readings on the history of modern architecture in Europe and site visits/tours to many outstanding examples of modern architecture in each city, including such buildings as the Villa Savoye, Reitveld-Schroeder House, AEG Turbine Factory, Casa Mila, Einstein Tower, Bauhaus-Dessau, Open Air School, Barcelona Pavilion, Muller House and many others. For pass-fail enrollment, students are required to attend all field trips, lectures and site visits and submit a journal/sketchbook. For letter grade, students must write a 3000 word illustrated paper on a subject of modernism, focused a specific theme and documenting one or more buildings visited both interior and exterior.
ARCH 8903: Special Problems (3 Credits for M.ARCH students or 6 Credits for MSUD students). An independent research project with a focus on specific questions in architecture, urban design or landscape architecture. The project must involve direct documentation (measured drawings, analytical diagrams, photographs, etc.) of selected urban situations, buildings, projects, etc. in one or more of the five cities. The final submission is a research paper, with illustrations and a minimum of 4000 word text. Research topics are discussed and proposals completed during the preparation class during the spring semester. Letter Grade Only
Schedule, Estimated Costs, Application Information
Contact the Program Coordinator: Professor Michael Gamble, firstname.lastname@example.org