Curriculum

Program Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

Fall (17 credits)

  • ARCH 5100: History, Theory, & Criticism 1, 4 cr.
  • ARCH 5140: Structures 1, 3 cr.
  • ARCH 5160: Digital Constructs 1, 2 cr.
  • ARCH 5200: Graduate Architecture Design 1, 5 cr.
  • ARCH 5300: Material and Construction Systems, 3 cr.

Spring (17 credits)

  • ARCH 5110: History, Theory, & Criticism 2, 4 cr.
  • ARCH 5170: Digital Constructs 2, 2 cr.
  • ARCH 5210: Graduate Architecture Design 2, 5 cr.
  • ARCH 5310: Environmental and Ecological Systems, 4 cr.
  • ARCH 5330: Entrepeneurship and Architecture, 2 cr.

NOTE: Applicants granted ‘Advance Standing’ start studies with the Second Year Fall Semester.


SECOND YEAR

Fall (16 credits)

  • ARCH 5150: Structures 2, 3 cr.
  • ARCH 5340: Materials and Enclosures, 2 cr.
  • ARCH 6610: Graduate Architecture Design 3, 5 cr.
  • General Elective(s): 4 cr.
  • Professional Elective: 2 cr.

Spring (16 credits)

  • ARCH 5360: Building Systems and Environment, 4 cr.
  • ARCH 5380: Professional Practice 1, 2 cr.
  • ARCH 6620: Graduate Architecture Design 4, 5 cr.
  • ARCH 6680: History, Theory, & Criticism 3, 4 cr.
  • Professional Elective: 2 cr.

THIRD YEAR

Fall (semester at CASE in NYC) (17 credits)

  • ARCH 6320: Built Ecologies 1, 3cr.
  • ARCH 6380: Environmental Parametrics, 2cr.
  • ARCH 6630: Graduate Architecture Design 5, 5 cr.
  • ARCH 6750: Final Project Research Seminar, 3 cr.
  • ARCH 6810: Research Design Seminar, 3 cr.

Spring (17 credits)

  • ARCH 5390: Professional Practice 2, 2 cr.
  • ARCH 6948: Graduate Final Project, 5 cr.
  • General Elective(s): 6 cr.
  • Professional Elective: 4 cr.

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Dean

Evan Douglis, Professor

Address

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School of Architecture
110 8th Street - Greene Building
Troy, NY 12180 - USA

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Front Desk: (+1) 518-276-6466
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