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

Fall 2017 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4005‑1 Fall 2017
Advanced Studio V
Juan Herreros, Enrique Walker
600/700 Avery; 113 Avery
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM; F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
9 Points
76296
A4105‑1 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Laurie Hawkinson
Full Semester
0 Points
11046
A4105‑8 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Junya Ishigami
Full Semester
0 Points
12896
A4105‑2 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Bernard Tschumi
Full Semester
0 Points
13096
A4105‑3 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Andrés Jaque
Full Semester
0 Points
16896
A4105‑9 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
David Benjamin
Full Semester
0 Points
17096
A4105‑4 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Laura Kurgan
Full Semester
0 Points
20996
A4105‑14 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Tatiana von Preussen, Jessica Reynolds, Catherine Pease
Full Semester
0 Points
23296
A4105‑5 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Mabel O. Wilson
Full Semester
0 Points
23346
A4105‑10 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Richard Plunz
Full Semester
0 Points
25996
A4105‑18 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Arindam Dutta
Full Semester
0 Points
27191
A4105‑15 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Michael Bell
Full Semester
0 Points
27596
A4105‑12 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Giancarlo Mazzanti, Carlos Medellín
Full Semester
0 Points
28441
A4105‑11 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Marc Tsurumaki
Full Semester
0 Points
28446
A4105‑16 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Dominic Leong, Christopher Leong
Full Semester
0 Points
60816
A4105‑13 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Gregg Pasquarelli
Full Semester
0 Points
76346
A4105‑7 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Jimenez Lai
Full Semester
0 Points
77279
A4105‑17 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Mark Rakatansky, Jorge Otero-Pailos
Full Semester
0 Points
86279
A4105‑6 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Lise Anne Couture
Full Semester
0 Points
96596
A4534‑1 Fall 2017
Techniques of The Ultrareal
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi Visual Studies - Cap 40
600 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
95846
A4628‑1 Fall 2017
Acoustics
Raj Patel Tech Elective
505 Avery
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
83697
A4676‑1 Fall 2017
Architectural Photography
Erieta Attali Visual Studies
200 Buell
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
96796
A4715‑1 Fall 2017
Re-Thinking the BIM
Brian Lee, John Lee Visual Studies - Cap 18
202 Fayerweather
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
97846
A4716‑1 Fall 2017
Graphic Architecture Project 1: Design and Typography
Yoonjai Choi Visual Studies - Cap 15
504 Avery
W 9 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
98346
A4726‑1 Fall 2017
Graphic Architecture Project 3: Design Seminar
Michael Rock, Leigha Dennis Visual Studies
408 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
77529
A4776‑1 Fall 2017
Man, Machine and The Industrial Landscape: Re-Imaging The Relationship Between Industrial and Public Territories
Sean Gallagher Tech Elective
300 Avery
M 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
13196
A4778‑1 Fall 2017
Meta Tool 1
Dan Taeyoung Visual Studies
300 Buell South
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
Ses A= 9/5-10/20
1.5 Points
16646
A4781‑1 Fall 2017
Surface, Screen & Structure
Joseph Vidich, Reto Hug Tech Elective
115 Avery
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
87191
A4808‑1 Fall 2017
Meta Tool 2
Dan Taeyoung Visual Studies
300 Buell South
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
Ses B= 10/23-12/1
1.5 Points
67496
A4815‑1 Fall 2017
X Information Modeling 1
Luc Wilson Visual Studies
200 S Fayerweather
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses A= 9/5-10/20
1.5 Points
86779
A4824‑1 Fall 2017
Transformable Design Methods
Matthew Davis Tech Elective
408 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
61146
A4829‑1 Fall 2017
X Information Modeling 2
Luc Wilson Visual Studies
115 Avery
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses B= 10/23-12/1
1.5 Points
79530
A4832‑1 Fall 2017
Lines Not Splines: Drawing As Invention
Christoph Kumpusch Visual Studies
505 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
72191
A4834 Fall 2017
Datamining the City I
Violet Whitney Visual Studies
200 Buell
W 7PM - 9PM
Session A
1.5 Points
90796
A4836 Fall 2017
Datamining the City II
Violet Whitney Visual Studies
200 Buell
W 7 PM - 9 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
77697
A4848‑1 Fall 2017
Place: Projective Landscapes and Collective Ecologies
Mark Bearak, Dave Brown Tech Elective
505 Avery
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81796
A4851‑1 Fall 2017
Technology In Transition: Disruption & Innovation In Architecture
Craig Schwitter Tech Elective
300 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
92646
A4856‑1 Fall 2017
Transitional Geometries
Trevor Watson Tech Elective
201 Fayerweather
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
61529
A4862‑1 Fall 2017
Wired Skin
Todd Dalland, Robert Lerner, Colin Touhey Tech Elective
115 Avery
TU 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
92066
A4866‑1 Fall 2017
Modernism and the Vernacular
Mary McLeod History - Modern or Non-Western
300 Buell South
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28696
A4951‑1 Fall 2017
Composite Modelling
Joshua Jordan, Jackie Martínez Visual Studies
505 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses A= 9/5-10/20
1.5 Points
29696
A6797‑1 Fall 2017
Echoing Borders: The Production of Space Within New Paradigms of Citizenship
Nora Akawi, Khaled Malas History - Non-Western
300 Buell South
W 9 AM -11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
78497
A6305‑1 Fall 2017
Advanced Studio 3: Joint HP/Arch Studio (Joint W/ Architecture - A4005)
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Mark Rakatansky Studio, Elective
MR 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
9 Points
85779
A6761‑1 Fall 2017
Trans-Rural America
Andrés Jaque Elective Design Seminar
408 Avery
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
76397
A6768‑1 Fall 2017
Architectural Metals
Richard Pieper Workshop, M.Arch - Tech Elective
655 Schermerhorn
TH 11 AM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28530
A6786‑1 Fall 2017
Concrete, Cast Stone & Mortar
Norman Weiss Workshop
655 Schermerhorn
TH 3 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
60817
A4469‑1 Fall 2017
The History of Architecture Theory
Mark Wigley History - Modern, Lecture
114 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
93446
A4844‑1 Fall 2017
Urban Preservation
Erik Langdalen Elective
655 Schermerhorn
9 AM - 11 AM 10/13, 10/16, 10/19, 10/20 6 PM- 8 PM 10/17 + 10/18
Ses A
1.5 Points
81030
A6708‑1 Fall 2017
Sustainable Retrofits
Michael Adlerstein Elective
408 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
73317
A4122‑1 Fall 2017
Mapping For Architecture Urbanism and Humanities
Michelle McSweeney All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS, M.Arch - Visual Studies
408 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
77296
A6776‑1 Fall 2017
Cultural Strategies & Production
Karen Wong All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Elective Seminar
200 BUELL NORTH
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81755
A6783‑1 Fall 2017
Narrative Urbanism: Strategic Storytelling For Designers and Planners
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, M.Arch - Visual Studies
115 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
29568
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