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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.

The M.S.AAD is a designated STEM program eligible under the CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Code 04.0902: Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. Learn more about STEM designation.
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 2022 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4006‑1 Spring 2022
Advanced Studio VI
Mario Gooden
M + TH 600/700 AVERY, W 113 Avery
M+TH 1:30 PM- 6:30 PM, W 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
FULL SEMESTER
9 Points
14196
A4106‑1 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch gooden estefania serrano sp22 02 building perspective
Arch gooden hazelvillena sp22 05 watershed spine
Arch gooden henryblack sp22 02 obs section perspective
Mario Gooden
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14197
A4106‑2 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch icyx linbiancajuiyu shetyeaditimangesh sp22 01 masterplan
Arch ickx alyaabourezk gustavolopezmendoza sp22 05 detailmodelphoto
Arch ickx chensixuan nirdanielle sp22 03 render 03
Wonne Ickx
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14198
A4106‑3 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch wasiuta scarlettxu clairechen sp22 01 aerialrender
Arch wasiuta rociocrosettobrizzio sp22 04 mkcastlesection
Arch wasiuta reemmakkawi sp22 01 floor plan projected elevations
Mark Wasiuta
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14199
A4106‑4 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch solomonoff richardsa haozhenyang sp22 model 2
Arch solomonoff ningyuandeng jialudeng sp22 02 perspective
Arch solomonoff minghan lin peicong zhang sp22 10 algae building view
Galia Solomonoff
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14200
A4106‑5 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch puigjaner luciasong sp22 01 section
Arch puigjaner tamim aljefri yunha choi sp22 05 physical
Arch puigjaner stelladai camillenewton sp22 03 printshop bookshop
Anna Puigjaner
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14201
A4106‑6 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch moore stephanie mcmorran sp22 night render better scalies
Arch moore oliver didier qiweisun sp22 05 render
Arch moore aikaterinipapoutsa sp22 01 transformative spaces
Justin Moore, Oscar Oliver-Didier
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14202
A4106‑7 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch benjamin danielkim takashihonzawa sp22 picture2
Arch benjamin gejinzhu anahernandez sp22 01 solarfarmrender final
Arch benjamin selim jung kyounghwa lee sp22 06 final
David Benjamin
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14203
A4106‑8 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch bates aahana banker sp22 05 section ed
Arch bates anthea viloria sp22 01 site plan
Arch bates atagunaksu sp22 01 siteplan
Gary Bates
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14204
A4106‑9 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch bell bishenghong sp22 02 moving location
Arch bell enfeng xie sp22 01 collage
Arch bell han kuo sp22 01
Michael Bell
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14205
A4106‑10 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch kipping alexiszheng sp22 wall
Arch kipping benfox sp22 01 axon
Arch kipping haozhong sp22 04 sectionperspective
Gordon Kipping
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14206
A4106‑11 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch admassu siyehang sp22 03 collage ed
Arch admassu maxgoldner keneilwe ramaphosa sp22 02 sectionperspectivequilt
Arch admassu kyliewalker sonnyhan sp22 04 site
Emanuel Admassu
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14207
A4106‑12 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch tolla lignano rubengomezganan sp22 mchanisms and bodies
Arch tolla lignano osvaldodelbrey sp22 002
Arch tolla lignano nikbentel sp22 01 the trading post
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14208
A4106‑13 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch herreros erxiaochu novakdjogo luzauyon sp22 03
Arch herreros haoran xu sp22 04 render.jpg
Arch herreros yihenglin wantingsun jonathanliang sp22 12 render7
Juan Herreros
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14209
A4106‑14 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch kurgan ethandavis sp22 04 concept diagram
Arch kurgan hyueinsong sp22 04 futurevision
Arch kurgan junholee sp22 5dispensary
Laura Kurgan
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14210
A4106‑15 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch hoang johntrujillo sp22 05 sectionbb
Arch hoang malvina mathioudaki sp22 05 image2
Arch hoang maxim frampton 2022 05 perspective
Mimi Hoang
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14211
A4106‑16 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch barrett cassell alvarezdavilaandres sp2022 03 final 07
Arch barrett cassell haotongxia sp22 04 gif
Arch barrett cassell hendersonbecksp22 04 collage 2
Stephen Cassell, Annie Barrett
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14212
A4106‑17 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch sample an wang sp22 r11
Arch sample danielaberaun sp22 model
Arch sample jiafenggu sp22  housing
Hilary Sample
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14213
A4106‑18 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch derrington kumpusch alonsoortega joshwesterman sp22 03 diagram
ARCH_DERRINGTON_KUMPUSCH_Cara DePippo Graham_SP22-2.JPG
Arch derrington kumpusch kamukakizaki karanmatta sp22 5 perspective 1
Christoph Kumpusch, Patrice Derrington
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14214
A4106‑19 Spring 2022
Architecture Studio VI
Arch hawkinson bingyuxia sp22 01
Arch hawkinson risamimura sp21 02
Arch hawkinson wanqi jiang sp22 01
Laurie Hawkinson
600/700 AVERY
FULL SEMESTER
0 Points
14215
A4344‑1 Spring 2022
Sick City: Clinics
Hilary Sample
412 AVERY
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14217
A4352‑1 Spring 2022
Events in Modern Architecture: Exhibitions
Mary McLeod
300 BUELL SOUTH
W 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
17404
A4401‑1 Spring 2022
Pre-1800 China: Melded Architectures
Amy Lelyveld
408 AVERY
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15543
A4508‑1 Spring 2022
Architecture and Money
Lucia Allais, Zeynep Celik Alexander
930 SCHERMERHORN
TU 4:10 - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14257
A4534‑1 Spring 2022
Techniques of the Ultrareal
Vs crupi willcao anaysgonzalez maxframpton sp22 01 exterior
Vs crupi michaellau maxinegao nararadinal sp22 02 view
Vs crupi jerryschmit hankuo kennedyvantrump chingfanwu sp22 view 01
Phillip Crupi
WARE LOUNGE
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14317
A4618‑1 Spring 2022
Architecture Concepts from 1968 to the Present
Bernard Tschumi
412 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14264
A4635‑1 Spring 2022
Architectural Daylighting
Bst norris allisonshahidi sp22 8
Bst norris jinnoh sp22 1
Bst norris kerolkaskaviqi sp22 3
Davidson Norris
504 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14340
A4678‑1 Spring 2022
Housing After Scarcity: Policy, Energy, Settlement
Michael Bell
300 BUELL SOUTH
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14265
A4716‑1 Spring 2022
Graphic Architecture Project I: Design and Typography
Vs choi anahernandez 3 sp22
Vs choi andres alvarez davila 2 sp22
Vs choi audreydandenault 2 sp22
Yoonjai Choi
300 BUELL NORTH
TU 6 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14319
A4815‑1 Spring 2022
X Information Modeling I
Vs bst zhang wilson yiyigao sp22 image1 walkshed
Vs bst wilson zhang max cai+siye huang sp22 01 options.jpg
Vs bst wilson zhang thiagolee sp22 1 project overview
Luc Wilson, Snoweria Zhang
WARE LOUNGE
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14320
A4834‑1 Spring 2022
Datamining the City I
Vs chou achmadmaulana jisookim junholee sp22 02 asafeplaygroundforall
Vs chou jiabaosun hanbolei sp22 03 securednyc
Vs chou audreyleong stelladai tahaerdemozturk sp22 03 squirrelsinthebigapple
Richard Chou
114 AVERY
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14322
A4845‑1 Spring 2022
Generative Design I
Vs nagy yutongdeng siyehuang yueningjiang xinantan siyuxiao sp22 01 diagram
Vs nagy vinayagrawal malvinamathioudaki qiweisun sp22 01 animation
Vs nagy kurtcheang faroukkwaning vascoli hanyuliu sp22 01 diagram
Danil Nagy
114 AVERY
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14324
A4849‑1 Spring 2022
Healthy Building Materials
Bst murphy benjamin fox dhruva lakshminarayanan sp22
Bst murphy francesca doumet sp22
Bst murphy irmak turanli qingfan wu sp22
Catherine Murphy
409 AVERY
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14342
A4854‑1 Spring 2022
If Buildings Could Talk: Using Art + Tech to Better Connect Buildings to Their Urban Environment
Archa4854 ayalon bishenghong chuqihuang hazelvillena haozheng xinantan sp22 03 puzzle instructions
Archa4854 ayalon yunha choi, lula chou, cesar delgado, ben diller schatz, max goldner, changbin kim, erisa nakamura sp22 01 installation views
Archa4854 ayalon aikaterinipapoutsa kennedyvantrump erichagerman laurinmoseley zhanhaofan mudoungjung sp22 02 installation view
Sharon Ayalon
409 AVERY
M 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14364
A4859‑1 Spring 2022
The Outside in Project
Galia Solomonoff, Laurie Hawkinson
WARE
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14344
A4860‑1 Spring 2022
Model Fictions: The Technologies of Film and Production Design in Architecture
Bst jordan nikbentel ryanhansen adamvosburgh sp21 utopian
Bst jordan meichenwang enriquebejarano sp21  scene5
Bst jordan kyliewalker jordanreadyhough juleskleitman sp21 sparerib concept art
Joshua Jordan
115 AVERY
W 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14347
A4866‑1 Spring 2022
Modernism & The Vernacular
Mary McLeod
300 BUELL SOUTH
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14266
A4872‑1 Spring 2022
Architectural Arguments: Buildings and Rhetoric in the Age of Media
Eva Hagberg
300 Avery
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15554
A4874‑1 Spring 2022
Construction Ecologies in the Anthropocene
Bst schaperkotter ava heckman sp22 1
Bst schaperkotter karen wang sp22
Bst schaperkotter kiaron aiken genevieve jones sp22 1
Tommy Schaperkotter
300 AVERY
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14353
A4975‑1 Spring 2022
Seminar of Section
Vs tsurumaki andrewmagnus sp22
Vs tsurumaki haozhong sp22
Vs tsurumaki jisookim sp22 (2)
Marc Tsurumaki
408 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14325
A4980‑1 Spring 2022
Virtual Architecture: World Building and Virtual Reality Workshop
Way to the to malvina mathioudaki ata gun aksu ethan davis
Walking into malevich erxiao chu, xiangru zhao, enfeng xie
Triangle yefei guo ningyuan deng jiaying qu 2022
Nitzan Bartov
WARE LOUNGE
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14326
A6801‑1 Spring 2022
Structural Daring + the Sublime
Rory O'Neill
412 AVERY
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14269
A6871‑1 Spring 2022
The Urban Image: Maps, Surveys, and Plans in 20th Century Urbanism
Benedict Clouette
408 AVERY
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15563
A4389‑1 Spring 2022
(Un) Modern: Ex-Centric Latin@/X Spatial Practices
Luis E. Carranza
408 AVERY
M 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14255
A4444‑1 Spring 2022
Façade Detailing: A Material Understanding
Bst schorn allisonshahidi bishertabba henryblack sp22
Bst schorn chuqihuang haotongxia yingyingzhou sp22
Bst schorn jiafenggu haoma duoxu sp22
Kevin Schorn
409 AVERY
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14336
A4688‑1 Spring 2022
Recombinant Urbanism
Ru4
Ru3
Ru2
David Grahame Shane
WARE LOUNGE
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14224
A4715‑1 Spring 2022
Re-Thinking BIM
Vs brennan ececetin yingjie liu yukun tian yulong fan
Vs brennan gejinzhu bingyuxia
Vs brennan zihansun enfeng xie yani gao 01
Joseph Brennan
WARE
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14318
A4987‑1 Spring 2022
Architectural Photography: From the Models to the Built World
Vs vahrenwald aikaterinipapoutsa sp22 1
Vs vahrenwald atagunaksu sp22 1
Vs vahrenwald blakekem sp22 1
Michael Vahrenwald
115 AVERY
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14327
A4988‑1 Spring 2022
Coding for Spatial Practices
Vs layne anoushaeeirabie sp22
Vs layne yuchenqiu sp22
Vs layne annefreeman sp22
Celeste Layne
114 AVERY
TU 7 PM - 9 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14328
A4995‑1 Spring 2022
Power Tools
Tsien blumberg 125thharlem charlieliu jaquipothier laurablaszczak model 08 sp22
Tsien blumberg east broadway zoonaaamir emmasumrow paigehaskett model 1of3 sp22
Tsien blumberg eastbroadway maclaneregan angelakeele nicolasnefiodow sidewalk city sp22
Lexi Tsien, Jelisa Blumberg
409 AVERY
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14332
A6705‑1 Spring 2022
Housing Depression-Era New York
Andrew Dolkart
200 BUELL NORTH
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14372
A6815‑1 Spring 2022
Public Space: Rhetorics + Practices
David Smiley
408 AVERY
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14223
A6414‑1 Spring 2022
Digital Heritage Documentation
Hp kose shivanirajwade sp22 01 storymap
Hp kose mimirookvaughan sp22 01 storymap
Hp kose meghanvondensteinen sp22 01 storymap
Bilge Kose
CONSERVATION LAB - 655 SCHERMERHORN
W 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14367
A4047‑1 Spring 2022
Immeasurable Cities
Inter admassu genehan govardanumashankar 02 jafajeyifous
Inter admassu yasminekathuda avaniagarwal sp22 01 rowlanddaar
Emanuel Admassu
504 AVERY
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15212
A4890‑1 Spring 2022
Conflict Urbanism
Hilary ho sarah abdallah moses narayan levich 1
Jean kim
Mekarem eljamal and stefan norgaard
Laura Kurgan
200 BUELL NORTH
W 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14267
A4063‑1 Spring 2022
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Vs saldarriagakrisch galinanovikova linruwang sp22 01 video cover
Vs saldarriagakrisch yihyunkim shenxin jacksonfordham sp22 01 video cover
Juan Saldarriaga, Michael Krisch
WARE LOUNGE
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14302
A4122‑1 Spring 2022
Mapping For Architecture Urbanism and Humanities
Arch eleanorbirle sp22 01 map page 1
Arch jonghoonpark sp22 01 map
Juan Moreno
408 AVERY
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14314
A4135‑1 Spring 2022
Urban Ecology + Design
Gena Wirth, Matt Palmer
311 FAYERWEATHER
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
15539
A4407‑1 Spring 2022
Methods in Spatial Research
Vs brawley yasminekatkhuda atlas sp22 cover
Vs brawley emilyconklin atlas sp22 cover
Vs brawley yanigao satellite grids sp22
Dare Brawley
WARE LOUNGE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
SES A
1.5 Points
15214
A4861‑1 Spring 2022
Footprint: Carbon and Design
Bst davidbenjamin lucascoelhonetto sp22 04
From radar to radio (1) page 5
05  labor footprint  comparisons in clt   steel    concrete
David Benjamin
409 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
14350
A6886‑1 Spring 2022
Building the Engine: Industry + the African Urban Agenda
Fatou Dieye
409 AVERY
F 9 AM - 1 PM
SES B
3 Points
15213
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