M.S. Advanced Architectural Design

Overview

The Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design is a three-term program consisting of summer, fall, and spring terms. The objective of the program is to provide outstanding young professionals who hold a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture an opportunity to engage with and conceptualize design as a critical practice that shapes the world’s technological, relational and environmental evolutions.

The program is viewed as a framework in which both academic and professional concerns are explored. Overall, the program emphasizes an experimental approach to research and architectural design rigorously grounded in contemporary challenges.

Advanced Design Studio

In the Advanced Studios, nearly 20 studios work on the themes and methodologies defined by their individual critics, exploring the way new instruments, techniques and formats allow design to gain a relevant influence on a multiplicity of existing realities. The Advanced Design Studios work as laboratories of discussion and practice of new ways of mobilizing architectural ingredients, concepts, programs, tools and methods to connect design with thought and action. Themes and programs both carry an educational objective and present an opportunity for critics and students to jointly develop the capacity and the authority to intervene specific layers of the everyday.

The Advanced Design Studios are part of an experimental pedagogical ecosystem based on dialogues and positive discussions between different ways of thinking: students learn to build, defend, and rectify their arguments in a dialectical practice that is inseparable from their design endeavors. The Advanced Studios are open to M. Arch students and M.S. AAD students.

Studio culture is an extraordinary accumulation of coexisting conceptual and political positions that can be considered a part of the cutting-edge relationship between architectural practices and the present. The school is aware of this wealth and appreciates the special energy stored in this vibrant milieu shared and constituted by GSAPP faculty and students.

The Transfer Dialogues series highlights this intensity by giving students access to other GSAPP Advanced Studios while getting helpful panoramic information. Our intention is to open a new space for architecture and its parallel disciplines in the social, political, intellectual and economic arena with a critical position focused on the collective construction of the future.

Arguments Lecture Series

This ongoing series brings together a diverse group of speakers whose work addresses today’s most pressing challenges⁠—environmental, political, and social and beyond.
AAD Arguments
Marco Ferrari, Studio Folder
June 6, 2018
Current Faculty
Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4005‑1 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
David Benjamin
600/700 AVERY
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM; F 3 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMSTER
9 Points
41375
A4105‑1 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Oana Stanescu
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41433
A4105‑2 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Bernard Tschumi
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41434
A4105‑3 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Andrés Jaque
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41435
A4105‑4 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Bryony Roberts
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41436
A4105‑5 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Mabel O. Wilson
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41437
A4105‑6 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Sharon Davis, Tyler Survant
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41438
A4105‑7 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Jimenez Lai
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41439
A4105‑8 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Paul Preissner
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41440
A4105‑9 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
David Benjamin
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41441
A4105‑10 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Richard Plunz
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41442
A4105‑11 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Marc Tsurumaki
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41443
A4105‑12 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Kate Ascher, Christoph Kumpusch
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41444
A4105‑13 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Phu Hoang
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41445
A4105‑14 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Catherine Pease, Tatiana von Preussen
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41446
A4105‑15 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Michael Bell
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41447
A4105‑16 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Dominic Leong, Christopher Leong
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41448
A4105‑17 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Kim Yao, Mark Rakatansky
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41449
A4105‑18 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio V
Ziad Jamaleddine
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
41450
A4534‑1 Fall 2019
Techniques of the Ultrareal
Phillip Crupi, Joseph Brennan CAP 40
600 AVERY HALL
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMSTER
3 Points
41460
A4535‑1 Fall 2019
Fundamentals of Digital Design
John Cerone, Mark Green ONLY GSAPP
114 AVERY HALL
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41393
A4597‑1 Fall 2019
Extreme Design
Mark Wigley
409 AVERY HALL
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMSTER
3 Points
15363
A4676‑1 Fall 2019
Architectural Photography
Michael Vahrenwald
115 AVERY HALL
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
10172
A4715‑1 Fall 2019
Re-Thinking BIM
Jared Friedman CAP 18
115 AVERY
TH 7 PM -9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41394
A4716‑1 Fall 2019
Graphic Architecture Project I: Design and Typography
Yoonjai Choi CAP 15
504 AVERY HALL
W 9 AM -12 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41487
A4726‑1 Fall 2019
Graphic Architecture Project III: Design Seminar
Michael Rock, Whitney Dow
505 AVERY HALL
TH 9 AM - 12 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41354
A4776‑1 Fall 2019
Man, Machine and the Industrial Landscape: Re-Imaging the Relationship Between Industrial and Public Territories
Sean Gallagher
409 AVERY HALL
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41540
A4778‑1 Fall 2019
Metatool I
Dan Taeyoung
115 AVERY HALL
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41395
A4804‑1 Fall 2019
Program (Practices)
Enrique Walker
300 BUELL SOUTH
TH 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41560
A4814‑1 Fall 2019
Hacking the Urban Experience
John Locke
WARE LOUNGE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
SES A= 9/4-10/18
1.5 Points
41396
A4824‑1 Fall 2019
Transformable Design Methods
Matthew Davis
115 AVERY HALL
TU 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41463
A4832‑1 Fall 2019
Lines Not Splines: Drawing as Invention
Christoph Kumpusch
505 AVERY
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41355
A4834‑1 Fall 2019
Datamining the City I
Violet Whitney
114 AVERY HALL
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41397
A4847‑1 Fall 2019
Hacking the Urban Experience II
John Locke
WARE LOUNGE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
SES B= 10/21-11/26
1.5 Points
41398
A4856‑1 Fall 2019
Transitional Geometries
Joshua Jordan
505 AVERY
W 9 AM -11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41399
A4863‑1 Fall 2019
Cross-Species Test Sites
Chris Woebken
115 AVERY HALL
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
10164
A4951‑1 Fall 2019
Composite Modeling
Jacqueline Martinez
504 AVERY
W 7 PM - 9 PM
SES A= 9/4-10/18
1.5 Points
41466
A6451‑1 Fall 2019
Recombinant Renaissance
Mark Rakatansky
409 AVERY
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41469
A6455‑1 Fall 2019
Military Urbanism in the Early Modern Era
Victoria Sanger
115 AVERY HALL
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41401
A6756‑1 Fall 2019
Make
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
412 AVERY HALL
F 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41411
A6861‑1 Fall 2019
Environments of Governance: Architecture, Media, Development
Felicity Scott
300 BUELL SOUTH
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
3 Points
10162
A6872 Fall 2019
A Building of One’s Own: Feminist Perspectives on Architectural Practice, History, and Criticism
Eva Hagberg
408 AVERY HALL
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
17324
A4341‑1 Fall 2019
Traditional American Architecture
Andrew Dolkart REQUIRED HP I
408 AVERY HALL
T 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41454
A4399‑1 Fall 2019
Metropolitan Sublimes
Sandro Marpillero
408 AVERY HALL
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41456
A4987‑1 Fall 2019
Architectural Photography: From the Models to the Built World
Michael Vahrenwald
115 AVERY HALL
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
10172
A4989‑1 Fall 2019
Realtime
Farzin Lotfi-Jam
504 AVERY
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15482
A6305‑1 Fall 2019
Advanced Studio III-Joint Historic Preservation/Architecture Studio
Mark Rakatansky, Kim Yao
TBA
MR 1:30- 6:30  PM, F 3-5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
9 Points
41468
A6448‑1 Fall 2019
Program (Theories)
Enrique Walker
300 BUELL SOUTH
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41561
A6768‑1 Fall 2019
Conservation of Architectural Metals
Richard Pieper
655 SCHER- CONSERVA LAB
W 2 PM - 5 PM
SESSION A
1.5 Points
41404
A6786‑1 Fall 2019
Conservation of Concrete, Cast Stone & Mortar
Norman Weiss, John Walsh
655 SCHER- CONSERVA LAB
W 2 PM - 5 PM
SESSION B
1.5 Points
41475
A6857‑1 Fall 2019
Measuring the Great Indoors
Violet Whitney, Gabrielle Brainard
203 FAYERWEATHER
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
10459
A6867‑1 Fall 2019
Babel
Kyle Dugdale
408 AVERY HALL
W 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15294
A6934‑1 Fall 2019
Traditional Building Technology
Tim Michiels
655 SCHER- CONSERVA LAB
W 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41492
A4469‑1 Fall 2019
The History of Architecture Theory
Mark Wigley
114 AVERY HALL
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41558
A6708‑1 Fall 2019
Sustainable Retrofits
Michael Adlerstein
655 SCHER- CONSERVA LAB
W 11 AM- 1 PM
SESSION B
1.5 Points
41470
A4892‑1 Fall 2019
Data Visualization for Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Jia Zhang
408 AVERY HALL
F 9 AM -11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15270
A6785‑1 Fall 2019
Theory of City Form
Vishaan Chakrabarti All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
209 FAYERWEATHER
F 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMSTER
3 Points
41412
A4861‑1 Fall 2019
Footprint: Carbon and Design
David Benjamin
115 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
17879
A6783‑1 Fall 2019
Narrative Urbanism: Strategic Storytelling For Designers and Planners
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
115 AVERY HALL
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
41474
A6944‑1 Fall 2019
Power and Preservation
Erik Langdalen
655 SCHER- CONSERVA LAB
9/30-10/4 6 PM-8 PM; M, T, W, TH 9-11 AM and F 6-8 
SESSION A 9/30-10/4
3 Points
41409
P4050‑1 Fall 2019
UP Elective Internship
Mike Montilla OPEN TO UP II ONLY VIA APPLICATION
FULL SEMESTER
1.5 Points
41513
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