Master of Science in Architecture - Advanced Production

Program of Study

The Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Advanced Production focuses on integrating advanced design, computation and manufacturing technologies into workflows for the production of experimental spatial systems, material assemblies and buildings. Coursework for this concentration incorporates emerging design technologies including robotics and automation, Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR), Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SuAS; aka “Drones”), additive manufacturing (3d-printing), subtractive computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing processes, parametric modelling and production logistics. Graduates from this program will be prepared to leverage expertise in advanced digital design and production as consultants to or embedded within progressive architectural firms, digital manufacturing operations and advanced technology start-ups. Additionally, this concentration positions graduates to further pursue research through academic faculty positions or as potential PhD candidates.
Required Courses:
ARCH 8803Advanced Productions3
ARCH 6511Robotic Fabrication3
ARCH 6506Construction Materials, Systems, and Fabrications3
ARCH 6507Parametric Modeling and Design3
ARCH 6502Scripting for Architecture and Design3
ARCH 6512Research Colloquium3
Design + Research Studio 1
Design + Research Studio 2
ARCH 8833
Special Topics 1
Master's Thesis
Geometric Constructs in Digital Space
3D Modeling in Architecture
Advanced Modeling and Animation in Architecture
Architecture Modeling & Media 3
Analog and Digital Design Computation
ARCH 8833
Building Systems and Data
Total Credit Hours30