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 2017 Courses

Course Semester Title Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4006‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Juan Herreros Studio - Required 3rd Year M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM; F 3 PM - 5 PM (113 Avery Hall)
Full Semester
9 Points
18246
A4106‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Mario Gooden Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
22996
A4106‑2 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Steven Holl Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
26947
A4106‑3 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Mark Wasiuta Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
62193
A4106‑4 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Galia Solomonoff Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full semester
0 Points
23320
A4106‑5 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Enrique Walker Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
80031
A4106‑6 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Jing Liu Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
23441
A4106‑7 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Laurie Hawkinson Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
81759
A4106‑8 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Cristina Goberna Pesudo Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
61296
A4106‑10 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Kersten Geers Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
67446
A4106‑11 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Stephen Cassell, Annie Barrett Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
72196
A4106‑12 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
77147
A4106‑13 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Juan Herreros Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
83497
A4106‑14 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
87497
A4106‑15 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Hilary Sample Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
88396
A4106‑16 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Umberto Napolitano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
79781
A4106‑17 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Julian Rose, Garrett Ricciardi Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
19257
A4106‑18 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
John Lin, Joshua Bolchover Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
11896
A4329‑1 Spring 2017
Belfast Joint Planning/Studio Seminar
Richard Plunz History/Theory - Urban (CAP 8 - by application)
323 M Fayerweather
F 2 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
93634
A4330‑1 Spring 2017
Urban History
Daniel Sherer History/Theory - Pre-1750 or Urban
Ware Lounge
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
87696
A4332‑1 Spring 2017
European Urban Cartography 16th-19th Century
Victoria Sanger History/Theory - Pre-1750 (Lecture)
600 Avery Hall
Tu 1 PM - 3 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
78446
A4349‑1 Spring 2017
Questions in Architectural History II
Kenneth Frampton History/Theory - Required 1st Yr (Lecture)
WARE LOUNGE
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
91096
A4349‑2 Spring 2017
Questions in Architectural History II
Mark Wigley History/Theory - Required 1st Yr (Lecture)
408 Avery Hall
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
63446
A4349‑3 Spring 2017
Questions in Architectural History II
Felicity Scott History/Theory - Required 1st Yr (Lecture)
300 Buell South
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
70942
A4384‑1 Spring 2017
Art and Social Infrastructure
Galia Solomonoff Elective, Design Seminar
504 Avery Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
77796
A4529‑1 Spring 2017
Colonial/Post-Colonial Architecture and Urbanism
Gwendolyn Wright History/Theory - Non Western or Urban
408 Avery Hall
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
68746
A4534‑1 Spring 2017
Techniques Of The Ultrareal
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi Visual Studies
Ware- 600 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
18049
A4540‑1 Spring 2017
Essays on Architecture
James Graham History/Theory - Modern
505 Avery Hall
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
98396
A4542‑1 Spring 2017
Imagining The Ultrareal
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi Visual Studies
Ware- 600 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses B 3/6-4/21
1.5 Points
20999
A4597‑1 Spring 2017
Extreme Design
Mark Wigley History/Theory - Modern (Seminar, CAP 20)
412 Avery Hall
Tu 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
88006
A4618‑1 Spring 2017
Architecture: The Contemporary (Ideas and Concepts from 1968 to the Present)
Bernard Tschumi History/Theory - Modern (Seminar, CAP 18 - Application Information on CourseWorks)
412 Avery Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
66246
A4628‑1 Spring 2017
Acoustics
Raj Patel Tech Elective
505 Avery Hall
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
71247
A4634‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Curtain Wall
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos Tech Elective
115 Avery Hall
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
76547
A4635‑1 Spring 2017
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris Tech Elective
505 Avery Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
82996
A4656‑1 Spring 2017
Fast Pace/ Slow Space
Brigette Borders, Mark Bearak Tech Elective
Ware Lounge
Tu 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
88146
A4675‑1 Spring 2017
VDC and the Digital Domain in Construction
John Cerone Tech Elective
504 Avery Hall
Tu 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
82193
A4676‑1 Spring 2017
Architectural Photography
Erieta Attali Visual Studies
200 Buell Hall
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
23596
A4680‑1 Spring 2017
Emergent Epigenesis
Mark Bearak, John Locke Tech Elective - Fabrication
505 Avery Hall
Tu 5 PM - 7 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
11396
A4686‑1 Spring 2017
Assembling All Sorts
Ryan Johns Tech Elective - Fabrication
505 Avery Hall
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
92846
A4694‑1 Spring 2017
Reading Buildings, Writing Buildings
Mark Rakatansky History/Theory - Modern
504 Avery Hall
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
26996
A4701‑1 Spring 2017
Innovation, Technology and Architecture
Lise Anne Couture Tech Elective
408 Avery Hall
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
25947
A4707‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Models in Architectural Simulation
Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa Tech Elective
115 Avery Hall
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
10783
A4715‑1 Spring 2017
Re-Thinking BIM
John Lee, Brian Lee Visual Studies
202 Fayerweather
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
3 Points
27496
A4716‑1 Spring 2017
Graphic Architecture Project I: Design and Typography
Yoonjai Choi Visual Studies (CAP 20)
300 Buell North
W 9 AM -12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
60825
A4726‑1 Spring 2017
Graphic Architecture Project III: Design Seminar
Emily Segal, Michael Rock Visual Studies (CAP 15)
408 Avery Hall
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
28647
A4775‑1 Spring 2017
Art Power & Space in the Middle East
Mario Gooden History/Theory - Non-Western
300 Avery Hall
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
62281
A4792‑1 Spring 2017
Approaching Convergence
Biayna Bogosian, Maider Llaguno Visual Studies
200 Buell Hall
TU 11AM-1PM
SES A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
29779
A4799‑1 Spring 2017
Montage City: Filmmaking as Urban Observation
Cassim Shepard Visual Studies
115 Avery Hall
Tu 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses B 3/6-4/21
1.5 Points
68445
A4800‑1 Spring 2017
Material Things
Joshua Jordan Tech Elective
115 Avery Hall
W 7PM-9PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28696
A4801‑1 Spring 2017
Encoded Matter
Ezio Blasetti Visual Studies
200 Buell Hall
Tu 1 PM - 3 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81761
A4814‑1 Spring 2017
Hacking the Urban Experience
John Locke Visual Studies
114 Avery Hall
Tu 7 PM - 9 PM
Ses A 1/17 - 3/3
1.5 Points
74779
A4841‑1 Spring 2017
Algorithms and Urbanism: Sim City I
Luc Wilson Visual Studies
115 Avery Hall
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
SES A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
85279
A4842‑1 Spring 2017
Algorithms and Urbanisms: Sim City II
Luc Wilson Visual Studies
115 Avery Hall
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
SES B 3/6-4/21
1.5 Points
70943
A4845‑1 Spring 2017
Generative Design I
Danil Nagy Visual Studies
Ses A 1/17 - 3/3
1.5 Points
95942
A4856‑1 Spring 2017
Transitional Geometries
Trevor Watson Tech Elective
504 Avery Hall
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
13444
A4866‑1 Spring 2017
Modernism & The Vernacular
Mary McLeod History/Theory - Modern
300 Buell South
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
85898
A4869‑1 Spring 2017
Books, Figures, Objects
Hilary Sample Elective, Design Seminar
300 Buell South
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
12646
A4871‑1 Spring 2017
Curatorial Practices and Place Making
Ou Ning History/Theory - Non-Western
200 Buell Hall
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81497
A4873‑1 Spring 2017
Agonism and Architectural Communication
Cristina Goberna Pesudo Elective, Design Seminar
200 Buell
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
13696
A4892‑1 Spring 2017
Data Visualization For Architecture, Urbanism and The Humanities
Juan Saldarriaga All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
600 Avery Hall
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
22247
A6450‑1 Spring 2017
Modern Architecture in Mexico
Luis Carranza History/Theory - Non-Western (Lecture)
114 Avery Hall
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
78497
A6460‑1 Spring 2017
Architecture and the Free Market
Nicolai Ouroussoff History/Theory - Modern
200 Buell Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
13006
A6711‑1 Spring 2017
Affordable Housing
Gwendolyn Wright History/Theory - American or Urban
412 Avery Hall
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
71998
A6718‑1 Spring 2017
Architecture of Colonial Modernity
Christopher Cowell Non-Western
300 Buell South
Tu 9 AM -11  AM
Full Semester
3 Points
25958
A6779‑1 Spring 2017
Philosophies of the City
Reinhold Martin History/Theory - Urban or Modern
300 Buell South
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
82146
A6784‑1 Spring 2017
Brick, Terra Cotta + Stone
George Wheeler, Norman Weiss, Daniel Allen Elective, Arch Tech Elective
HP Lab-655 Schermerhorn Hall
TU 1 PM- 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
18296
A6804‑1 Spring 2017
Global Cities & Climate Change
Michael Kimmelman All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, UD Seminar, History/Theory - Urban
115 Avery Hall
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
92192
A6814‑1 Spring 2017
New Towns To Smart Cities
David Smiley All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, UD Seminar, History/Theory - Urban
600 Avery Hall
Tu 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
67346
GU4548‑1 Spring 2017
Displacing God: Architecture, Modern & the Post-Secular
María González Pendás Non-Western
934 Schermerhorn Hall
M 12:10PM- 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
66299