The Knowlton School Master of Architecture program pairs cultural discourse with technological knowledge through design practice. Conceptual breadth and technical depth are joined in the school’s intensive studio culture where students engage real world issues and propose alternatives to conventions. Seminars in history and theory are supplemented by courses in systems, sustainability, structures and professional practice. The school’s extensive computing and fabrication facilities reinforce studio production with computers and printers, a substantial suite of design software, and advanced milling and modeling equipment. Supplementing the school’s renowned permanent faculty, the program has several visiting positions which afford our students the unique opportunity to work closely with some of the world’s most respected architects and theorists. Because of this unique, synthetic approach, Knowlton students now work in prestigious international firms dedicated to advancing the discipline.
Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) as a professional degree, the Knowlton Master of Architecture Program is a three-year sequence with two points of entry. Students with non-architecture undergraduate degrees and some continuing students enter the foundation year, which develops a student’s critical, technical and aesthetic sensibilities. Students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an NAAB accredited program with developed design portfolios enter the second year. The second year grounds students in professional competency, while the third year cultivates disciplinary expertise through advanced research and prepares students to become agents of change within the evolving architectural field.
Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board