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 degree the opportunity to enter into an intensive, postgraduate study that encourages critical thought in the context of design speculation.

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 multiple, complex realities.

Specifically, the program seeks to:

  1. Address the challenges and possibilities of global urbanization by exploring the city and its architecture in all its forms.
  2. Engage in a complex definition of architecture, from the questioning of the program to the formulation of design strategies.
  3. Produce architectural objects—both digital and physical—which reflect an open, critical engagement both with new and existing technologies.
  4. Articulate architecture as a cultural practice that combines critical thought, design experimentation, and ethical responsibilities in an interdisciplinary milieu.
  5. Activate a wide debate on the contemporary conditions that critically affect the course of the discipline and the profession.

The program brings together a set of required studios with elective courses that are shared with other programs in the School and that promote intellectual cross-fertilization among disciplines. The advanced studios frequently utilize New York as a design laboratory; a global city that presents both unique challenges and unique opportunities. The program has long been a site for architects from around the globe to test concepts and confront changes that affect architecture and cities worldwide.

Advanced Design Studio
In the Advanced Studios, nearly 20 studios work on the themes and programs defined by their individual critics in the limits of the discipline trying to find new instruments, formats, and approaches to everyday topics. The Advanced Design Studios work as laboratories of discussion and exploration of new ways of reading architectural ingredients, concepts, programs, and methods of design and thought. Themes and programs both carry an educational objective and present an opportunity for the critic to develop with his or her students a specific area of work or research. That means that an experimental attitude founds our environment while the coexistence of different ways of thinking stimulates dialogue and positive discussions: where the students learn to build, defend, and rectify their arguments in a dialectical practice that is as important as drawing, making a model, or inventing a digital resource. The Advanced Studios are open to M. Arch students and M.S. AAD students.
Studio culture makes up in itself an extraordinary accumulation of essays and research on both conceptual and disciplinary fields that can be considered a real section of the present. We are all aware of this wealth and appreciate the special energy stored in this “white noise” that involves so many instructors, TA’s and students working together. Every week, the Transfer Dialogues series makes visible such intensity, allowing students to access what is going on in other GSAPP Advanced Studios while getting helpful panoramic information. The 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 in the construction of the future.
Current Faculty

Spring 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4006‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Juan Herreros Studio - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F 3 PM - 5 PM (113 Avery)
Full Semester
9 Points
97246
A4106‑5 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Enrique Walker Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
10796
A4106‑4 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Galia Solomonoff Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
11029
A4106‑6 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Jing Liu Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
11496
A4106‑7 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Laurie Hawkinson Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
12396
A4106‑3 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Mark Wasiuta Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
13004
A4106‑8 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Sarah Dunn, Martin Felsen Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
13096
A4106‑9 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Michael Bell Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
15946
A4106‑10 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Kersten Geers Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
16896
A4106‑11 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI: Point Supreme Architecture
Konstantinos Pantazis , Marianna Rentzou Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
17846
A4106‑12 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
18596
A4106‑13 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Juan Herreros Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
21296
A4106‑14 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Tatiana Bilbao Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
21946
A4106‑15 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Hilary Sample Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
22746
A4106‑16 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Umberto Napolitano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
23646
A4106‑17 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Julian Rose, Garrett Ricciardi Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
26496
A4106‑18 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Laurel Broughton Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
27196
A4106‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Mario Gooden Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
74691
A4106‑2 Spring 2018
Advanced Studio VI
Steven Holl, Dimitra Tsachrelia Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
600/700 Avery
Full Semester
0 Points
89691
A4332‑1 Spring 2018
European Urban Cartography 16th-19th Century
Victoria Sanger
600 Avery
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
63279
A4349‑3 Spring 2018
Questions In Architectural History II
John Harwood Required for 1st Year
408 Avery
F 12 PM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
12191
A4349‑1 Spring 2018
Questions In Architectural History II
Kenneth Frampton Required for 1st Year
Ware Lounge
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
78441
A4349‑2 Spring 2018
Questions In Architectural History II
Mark Wigley Required for 1st Year
408 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
95942
A4384‑1 Spring 2018
Art and Social Infrastructure
Galia Solomonoff
504 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
23316
A4534‑1 Spring 2018
Techniques of the Ultrareal
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi
Ware Lounge (600 Avery)
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
61030
A4597‑1 Spring 2018
Extreme Design
Mark Wigley Seminar - Cap 20
412 Avery
TU 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
94254
A4634‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Curtain Wall
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos
115 Avery
TU 11 AM - 1 PM, All Day Res
Full Semester
3 Points
28441
A4635‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris
505 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
70941
A4656‑1 Spring 2018
Fast Pace/Slow Space
Mark Bearak, Brigette Borders
200 Buell
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
13005
A4676‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Photography
Erieta Attali
200 Buell
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
77196
A4678‑1 Spring 2018
Designing for Zero: Housing, Mobility, Energy
Michael Bell Seminar
300 Buell South
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
61946
A4686‑1 Spring 2018
Assembling All Sorts
Ryan Luke Johns Tech Elective-Fabrication
505 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
87996
A4694‑1 Spring 2018
Reading Buildings, Writing Buildings
Mark Rakatansky
504 Avery
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
63006
A4701‑1 Spring 2018
Innovation, Technology and Architecture
Lise Anne Couture
408 Avery
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
66047
A4707‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Models in Architectural Simulation
Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa
115 Avery
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
12029
A4715‑1 Spring 2018
Re-Thinking BIM
Brian Lee, John Lee
202 Fayerweather
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
86496
A4716‑1 Spring 2018
Graphic Architecture Project I: Design and Typography
Yoonjai Choi
300 Buell North
W 9 AM -12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
96296
A4726‑1 Spring 2018
Graphic Architecture Project III: Design Seminar
Michael Rock Cap 15
408 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
67096
A4793‑1 Spring 2018
App-Itecture
Toru Hasegawa, Mark Collins
505 Avery
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
Session B: 3/5-4/20
1.5 Points
21646
A4800‑1 Spring 2018
Material Things
Joshua Jordan
115 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
20847
A4841‑1 Spring 2018
Urbanisms & Algorithms I
Luc Wilson
114 Avery
TU 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28029
A4845‑1 Spring 2018
Generative Design I
Danil Nagy
202 Fayerweather
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
79029
A4856‑1 Spring 2018
Transitional Geometries
Trevor Watson
504 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
17596
A4894‑1 Spring 2018
User-Centered Design for Emerging Digital-Physical Environments
Agnes Chang
200 Buell
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28498
A4059‑1 Spring 2018
Global Cities & Climate Change
Michael Kimmelman All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
200 South Fayerweather
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
25030
A4399‑1 Spring 2018
Metropolitan Sublimes
Sandro Marpillero
412 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81533
A4869‑1 Spring 2018
Books, Figures, Objects
Hilary Sample
300 Buell South
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
70898
A6448‑1 Spring 2018
Design Theories
Enrique Walker
600 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
72246
A6460‑1 Spring 2018
Architecture, the Free Market and the Degradation of Civic Space
Nicolai Ouroussoff
200 Buell
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
65846
A6718‑1 Spring 2018
Buildings and Materials: Architectural Histories of Resources
Jonah Rowen
300 Buell South
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
16047
A6784‑1 Spring 2018
Brick, Terra Cotta + Stone
Norman Weiss, Daniel Allen
HP Lab-655 Schermerhorn
TU 1 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
98646
A6814‑1 Spring 2018
New Towns to Smart Cities
David Smiley All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
600 Avery
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28446
A4045‑1 Spring 2018
Questions in Urbanism
Vishaan Chakrabarti All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop
115 Avery
F 10 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
63779
A4064‑1 Spring 2018
Informal Urbanisms: Incrementalism and Citizen Participation in the Built Environment
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
408 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
67446
A4892‑1 Spring 2018
Data Visualization for Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Juan Saldarriaga All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
600 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
81796
A4063‑1 Spring 2018
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Grga Basic, Michael Krisch All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Joint Journalism
Ware Lounge (600 Avery)
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
66596
A4069‑1 Spring 2018
Navigating the Hudson Valley
Sandro Marpillero All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop
505 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
12897
P4050‑1 Spring 2018
UP Elective Internship
Margaret Wiryaman
By Appointment
1.5 Points
15846
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