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M.S. Advanced Architectural Design

Overview
The Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design is a three-semester program aimed at providing outstanding young professionals—who already hold a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture—the opportunity to conceptualize design as a critical practice that shapes the world’s technological, relational, and environmental evolutions. The program is viewed as a framework for exploring both academic and professional concerns through a set of inquiries and premises: architecture and its design practices are critical in addressing contemporary challenges; architectural specificity is the result of transdisciplinary cooperation; architecture’s future agency lies in the discipline’s capacity to mobilize realities across different scales and time frames. These ideas are explored through innovations in representational tools and the embrace of new probationary artifacts, inviting students to shift away from the specialized mastery of specific scales towards methods of “interscalarity.” By aligning new models of response to new architectural modes of practice, the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program strives to empower graduating students in the face of unknown future scenarios.

The Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program starts in the summer semester. Considered the core of the program, the summer semester consists of the Core Studio—offering up to eleven design studios each year—and two required courses that establish the critical and historical coordinates for the program: Metropolis, which focuses on the twentieth-century city, and Arguments, which explores contemporary theory in a unique combination of coordinated seminar sessions taught by current Architecture PHDs and guest lectures. For example, the summer 2019 Arguments Lecture speakers included architect Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop; artist Amie Siegel; artist Andreas Angelidakis; designer Simone Farresin of FormaFantasma; aritsts Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen of Revital & Tuur; engineer and theorist Lydia Kallipoliti; and architect, urbanist, and writer Keller Easterling.

These lectures work in dialogue with the Core Studio throughout the summer to question the boundaries of architecture and to actively reshape architecture’s intellectual and cultural commitments. 

In the fall and spring semesters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design students are joined with the third-year Master of Architecture students for the Advanced Studios. Like the Master of Architecture curriculum, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design students must take a minimum of four elective courses in the History and Theory, Visual Studies, and Technology distributions.

Advanced Design Studio
The Advanced Studios bring together students in the Master of Architecture and Master of Sciences in Advanced Architectural Design programs. These studios, which take place during the fall and spring semesters at the School, have always explored the future of architecture in a diversity of ways. Each studio creates its own world—with its own intersection of social, cultural, formal, material, economic, and environmental concerns—and students have almost 20 worlds to choose from. After selecting a studio, students conduct experiments and develop projects through concepts and massings, programs and forms, drawings and models, materials and atmospheres, metrics and narratives.

At the same time, the various students and faculty of the Advanced Studios engage in a shared discussion about the most interesting research, practice, ideas, and design of the built environment. In the fall of 2018 this shared discussion focused on the theme of “Global Practice,” and during the following spring it focused on “Architecture and Environment.” Global Practice covered design as the distinctive tool of architects in contributing to the construction of the future. It investigated the field’s extraordinary accumulation of essays and research that can be considered a cross-section of the present. Architecture and Environment built on the hypothesis that climate change is ground zero for a shared discussion about architecture’s engagement with the world. Responding to climate change involves not only technical aspects (such as energy consumption and carbon footprint) but also social and political aspects (such as inequality and public policy). In this context, the Advanced Studios were framed as a unique opportunity to address climate change at the scale of the building and to address climate change through design.

Throughout each semester, studio-wide sessions involve a series of conversations and resources for the studios to draw on, including external guest lectures, faculty project talks, and paired studio exchanges. This concludes with a Super-Crit session during which each studio shares a single student project and guest critics respond to the studio-wide themes and issues.

Arguments LectureS

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
Lydia Kallipoliti
July 17, 2019

AAD Studios
Summer 2019

Current Faculty
Laura González Fierro
Maurizio Bianchi Mattioli

Spring 2021 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4006‑1 Spring 2021
Advanced Studio VI
Mario Gooden
REMOTE
F 5:30 PM - 7 :30 PM
FULL SEMESTER
9 Points
11392
A4106‑1 Spring 2021
Migrations: Bodies in Movement
Arch gooden en ho chan sp21 book 22
Arch gooden hemila rastegar aria sp21 exteriorrendering 1
Arch gooden minjae lee sp21 14
Mario Gooden
600N AVERY
M 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11393
A4106‑2 Spring 2021
Pavilion for the Bard Prison Initiative
Aad holltsachrelia yuedonglin tianyao sp21 sm
Arch holl tsachrelia melissachervin verasavory sp21 model photo
Arch holltsachrelia behruz xianwu sp21 video 2
Steven Holl, Dimitra Tsachrelia
600N AVERY
TH 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11398
A4106‑3 Spring 2021
Detox USA
Arch wasiuta farahalkhoury sp21 war as wasteland instituteofwararcheology 4 (cover)
Arch wasiuta florenciayalale genevievemateyko sp21 compoundaxon 4 cover
Arch wasiuta jiazhenlin sp21 axon 2 (cover)
Mark Wasiuta
700 AVERY
M 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11399
A4106‑4 Spring 2021
Something of Value, NGO Headquarters
Arch solomonoff ambershen sp21 03 section 2
Arch solomonoff begumkaraoglu camillelanier sp21 03 extrender
Arch solomonoff camillebrustlein sp21 02 section
Galia Solomonoff
600S AVERY
TU 9 AM- 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11400
A4106‑5 Spring 2021
Kitchenless Stories
Msaad puigjaner pablaamigo camilanunez sp21 04 perspective sm
Arch puigjaner markhenrydecrausaz jaredpayne sp21 6 interventions labor
Arch luismiguelpizano tianyuyang sp21 07 program
Anna Puigjaner
600S AVERY
M 9 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11402
A4106‑6 Spring 2021
Mark-Making and Place-Keeping: Erasure, Emergence, and Imagination
Nuclear family house with mural
Arch mooreajayi jenifertello sp21 architecturalscale
Arch mooreajayi mark melita kantai 02 human scale
Justin Moore, Alicia Olushola Ajayi
600S AVERY
TH 5 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11403
A4106‑7 Spring 2021
The Street Studio
Arch liu audreydandenault faisalalohali luliu tungnguyen
Arch liu chengliangli jessiepark tianyuandeng yuanmingma sp21
Arch liu chenyang yu junyeh taylorurbshott sp21 screeshot cover
Jing Liu
600S AVERY
TH 1 - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11404
A4106‑8 Spring 2021
Taking up Space, Making Place: Bronx Edition
Arch cookejohn angelcastillo sp21 03 section
Arch cookejohn davidmusa sp21 renderedperspective
Arch cookejohn jiayue xu sp21 church+kitchen perspective
Nina Cooke John
600N AVERY
TU 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11405
A4106‑9 Spring 2021
Everything Must Scale (5): The Last Truck Stop
Arch bell chao chang sp21 phase 1
Arch bell jacobhu sp21 05 mechanism sm
Bell wan hsuan kung sp21 animated short film excerpt sm
Michael Bell
600N AVERY
M 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11406
A4106‑10 Spring 2021
A Pliable Place
Arch burks chiajungandywen sp21 05 weaving into landscape
Arch burks ianwach sp21 02 partition
Arch burks zhentingdenisejiang sp21 03 furniture
Stephen Burks
600N AVERY
TH 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11407
A4106‑11 Spring 2021
Open Work
Arch walker timlokli marcellsandor fengyizhang jerryzhao sp21 axon01
Arch ran ma, chuyang zhou, aad, mandi hu,void
Arch enrique chenxi dong tianran li jishan duan sp21 01 plan axon
Enrique Walker
700 AVERY
TU 9 AM- 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11408
A4106‑12 Spring 2021
Makergraph
Arch tollalignano oliverbradley sp21
Arch lot ek refanabed sp21
Arch lot ek jonathanfoy sp21
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
700 AVERY
TU 9 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11409
A4106‑13 Spring 2021
Hybrid Residential Instructures in Harlem for “Living Together”
Arch herreros brianturner nanjiajiang fanliu sp21 site axo
Arch herreros gabriela franco sp21 exterior view
Arch herreros maxwell chen interior rendering
Juan Herreros
WARE LOUNGE
M 9 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11410
A4106‑14 Spring 2021
One Barn Five Obstructions
Arch kolb diam kassandralee sp21 o5
Arch kolb diam charlotte sie wing ho sp21 o5
Arch kolb diam eliezeinoun  sp21 ob5
Jaffer Kolb, Ivi Diamantopoulou
700 AVERY
M 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11411
A4106‑15 Spring 2021
Factory
Arch hoang duozhang leweiwang sp21 03axon gif sm
Arch hoang eunjinyoo sp21 01 perspective
Arch hoang konstantinamarinaki magdalenapazvaldevenito sp21 02section
Mimi Hoang
700 AVERY
TH 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11412
A4106‑16 Spring 2021
guns and butter
Arch williamsvanable yuexi xu jinxia lou sp21 03 interior collage
Arch williamsvanable yexu sp21 01 diagrams
Arch williamsvanable thomchiu sp21 01 programs of proclaimation
Amanda Williams, Ife Vanable
600N AVERY
TU 9 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11413
A4106‑17 Spring 2021
As Little As Possible, Exercises in Open Living
Arch sample joelmccullough angelasun sp21 jacket phases sm
Arch sample bartenstein sage tedeschi sp21 ext. perspective
Aad sample reneegao veerisvanichtantikul yuaneleanorliu sp21 community area
Hilary Sample
600S AVERY
TH 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11414
A4106‑18 Spring 2021
Utica U [x] * 2
Christoph Kumpusch, Kate Ascher, Victor Body-Lawson
600S AVERY
M 1 PM - 5 PM
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
11415
A4332‑1 Spring 2021
European Urban Cartography 16th-19th Century
Victoria Sanger
REMOTE
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11839
A4344‑1 Spring 2021
Sick City
Hilary Sample
REMOTE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11369
A4390‑1 Spring 2021
Greats: China’s Big Projects 1949-1980
Amy Lelyveld
REMOTE
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11840
A4427‑1 Spring 2021
Architecture Apropos Art
Steven Holl, Dimitra Tsachrelia
REMOTE
TU 2 PM - 4 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12121
A4534‑1 Spring 2021
Techniques of the Ultrareal
Vs brennan crupi estefaniahaydee alynakarachiwala kyliewalker meissaneaudekouassi 01
Vs brennan crupi ryanalexander takashihonzawa yifeiyuan sp2021 01 final rendering
Vs brennancrupi andrewmagnus chuqihuang cohaulchen hazelvillena s21 fog
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi
REMOTE
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12125
A4618‑1 Spring 2021
Architecture Concepts from 1968 to the Present
Bernard Tschumi
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11842
A4635‑1 Spring 2021
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12210
A4678‑1 Spring 2021
Housing After Scarcity: Policy, Energy, Settlement
Michael Bell
REMOTE
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12807
A4715‑1 Spring 2021
Re-Thinking BIM
Jared Friedman
REMOTE
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12126
A4716‑1 Spring 2021
Graphic Architecture Project I: Design and Typography
Vs choi camillenewton 210409 1
Vs choi tung nguyen 210408 1 copy
Vs choi veerisvanichtantikul 210409 1
Yoonjai Choi
REMOTE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12127
A4815‑1 Spring 2021
X Information Modeling I
Vs bst wilsonzhang shuangbi yuanli davidmusa sp21 01 axon
Vs wilson cheng ju lee jonathan chester sp21 02
Arch wilsonzhang zachbundy abhinavgupta sp21
Luc Wilson, Snoweria Zhang
REMOTE
W 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12129
A4845‑1 Spring 2021
Generative Design I
Danil Nagy
REMOTE
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12130
A4849‑1 Spring 2021
Healthier Building Materials
Bst murphy adelinechum aditishetye luciasong spring2021 01 exterior   structural
Bst murphy alexagreene ryanhansen hannahstollery sp21 01 carpets
Bst murphy jacobchengjieli nayefalsabhan eliezeinoun sp21 wallboard
Catherine Murphy
REMOTE
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13272
A4856‑1 Spring 2021
Transitional Geometries
1 en ho chan ec3507   photo  ruin play  sm
2 cuevas gonzalez ic2466   photo sm
3 crispen gc2804 tile sm
Joshua Jordan
REMOTE
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12217
A4859‑1 Spring 2021
The Outside Project
Laurie Hawkinson, Galia Solomonoff
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14974
A4968‑1 Spring 2021
Tools For Show: Ready For Replicas
Vs rebek zuzanna jarzynska sp21 01 still
Vs rebek skylar royal sp21 01 still
Vs rebek scarlet tong sp21 01 still
Bika Rebek
REMOTE
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12134
A4975‑1 Spring 2021
Seminar of Section
Vs tsurumaki alice fang sp21 sectional perspective.jpg
Vs tsurumaki chenxi dong sp21 sectional presepctive. jpg
Vs tsurumaki tianran li sp21 sectional presepctive. jpg
Marc Tsurumaki
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12155
A4980‑1 Spring 2021
Virtual Architecture: World Building and Virtual Reality Workshop
VS_Bartov_Hemila Rastegar-Aria_Paintball Maze_Image02.PNG
Vs bartov yujunyeh sp21 gamerecording excerpt sm
Vs bartov joheelee sp21 nightmareescapade excerpt
Nitzan Bartov
REMOTE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12161
A6801‑1 Spring 2021
Structural Daring & The Sublime In Pre-Modern Architecture
Rory O'Neill
REMOTE
W 1 PM - 3 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11956
A6861‑1 Spring 2021
Environments of Governance
Felicity Scott
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12118
A6882‑1 Spring 2021
Architectures of Financial Imperialism
Eva Schreiner
REMOTE
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
19420
A4341‑1 Spring 2021
Modern American Architecture
Jorge Otero-Pailos
REMOTE
M 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12459
A4389‑1 Spring 2021
(Un) Modern: Ex-Centric Latin@/X Spatial Practices
Luis E. Carranza
REMOTE
M 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14278
A4444‑1 Spring 2021
Façade Detailing: A Material Understanding
Bst schorn jacobhu joeyxu sp21
Bst schorn sarahshi crisliu sp21
Bst schorn stevecorsello genevievemateyko sp21
Kevin Schorn
REMOTE
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12190
A4688‑1 Spring 2021
Recombinant Urbanism
David Grahame Shane
REMOTE
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11843
A4987‑1 Spring 2021
Architectural Photography: From the Models to the Built World
Adelinechum a1 tdtower 1
Ahmedalyaseen11
Allison shahidi assignment 2 4
Michael Vahrenwald
REMOTE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12165
A4988‑1 Spring 2021
Coding for Spatial Practices
Vs layne victorlo sp21 lo catalog
Vs layne yiyangcai sp21 cai catalog
Vs layne ianwach sp21 catalog sm
Celeste Layne
REMOTE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13297
A4991‑1 Spring 2021
Topics in Viz Tech: Location Intelligence
Vs bailey takashihonzawa sp21 01 votingmap sm
Vs bailey marcellsandor sp21 02 rentalmap
Carlo Bailey
REMOTE
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13299
A4995‑1 Spring 2021
Power Tools
Vs tsienblumberg cameron fullmer sp21 04 thepowertoolshed
Vs tsienblumberg emilyruopp sp21 02 protesthandbook
Vs tsienblumberg erinbiediger genehan sp21 03 stirthepot
Lexi Tsien, Jelisa Blumberg
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13301
A6786‑1 Spring 2021
Conservation of Concrete, Cast Stone & Mortar
Norman Weiss, Heather Hartshorn
CONSERVATION LAB - 655 SCHERMERHORN
W 9 AM-11 AM
SES B
1.5 Points
12470
A6815‑1 Spring 2021
Public Space: Rhetorics and Practices
David Smiley
REMOTE
W 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11957
A6858‑1 Spring 2021
Open Work
Enrique Walker
REMOTE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12115
A6874‑1 Spring 2021
Architecture’s Empire: A global atlas of modern architecture
Lucia Allais
REMOTE
M 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13281
A6876‑1 Spring 2021
Materials, Materiality, Materialisms: Technical lessons from the history of architecture, art and media.
Lucia Allais
REMOTE
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13292
A6880‑1 Spring 2021
Towards a Trans-Species Architecture—Rethinking Lina Bo Bardi
Mark Wigley
REMOTE
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13295
A6884‑1 Spring 2021
Media as Method, Program as Politics
Mark Rakatansky
REMOTE
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13296
A6887‑1 Spring 2021
Radical Domesticities
Mary McLeod
REMOTE
M 10 AM - 12 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14272
A6414‑1 Spring 2021
Digital Heritage Documentation
Hp kose class sp21 01
Bilge Kose
CONSERVATION LAB - 655 SCHERMERHORN
W 5 PM - 7 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
12462
A4890‑1 Spring 2021
Conflict Urbanism
Alina abouelenin transnationalism across the us mexican border
Al tariq shabazz, camille brustlein anatomy of oppression and violence
Farah alkhoury, aditi shetye madan tribes
Laura Kurgan
REMOTE
W 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11829
A4063‑1 Spring 2021
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Vs krischsaldarriaga chrysothemikouloumentas yuanmingma jilshah dhaniayasmin sp21 census sm
Vs krischsaldarriaga yoojinlee konstantinamarinaki cleliasimpson sp21 climatechange sm
Juan Saldarriaga, Michael Krisch
REMOTE
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11292
A4122‑1 Spring 2021
Mapping For Architecture Urbanism and Humanities
Vs fuhrman chenxidong sp21 01  popular rental prices and areas among shanghai commuters sm
Vs fuhrman xiuconghan sp21 01  impressions of beijing air quality in spring 2021 sm
Vs fuhrman zhijiansun sp21 01  city as a living entity  mapping of yangzhou s historical research sm
Emily Fuhrman
REMOTE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11295
A4407‑1 Spring 2021
Methods in Spatial Research
Arch brawley adelalocsin sp21 01 reuse
Arch brawley adelalocsin sp21 02 miniatlas 1
Arch brawley alicefang sp21 01 archives
Dare Brawley
REMOTE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
SES A
1.5 Points
11822
A4411‑1 Spring 2021
Climate, Technology, and Society
Reinhold Martin
REMOTE
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13067
A4437‑1 Spring 2021
A Tale of Two Cities: New York and Johannesburg
Ifeoma Ebo
REMOTE
TH 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13106
A4552‑1 Spring 2021
Dark Space: Architecture Representation & Black Identity
Mario Gooden
REMOTE
TU 11 AM-1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11841
Pla6272‑1 Spring 2021
History of Real Estate Development in New York City
Kate Ascher
HYBRID- WOOD AUDITORIUM
TH 11 AM -1 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
12866
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