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The core of SCI-Arc's Graduate program is the Design Studio, where students build visual literacy, learn design skills, test ideas, and receive continuous, personal feedback on their work from studio faculty.

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Heading titleWorld-renowned Practicing Architects

Our studio faculty is primarily comprised of practicing architects, who provide a window into the lives of the profession, as well as opportunities for professional internships and employment outside the school. Over four years of core design studio, students build a robust set of techniques and sensibilities for making and appreciating architecture. In their fifth year, students produce a thesis project, which must address both a position in relation to contemporary architectural discourse and a highly developed building design project.

Heading titleWhat comes out of Design Studios?

Design Studio is the core of an M.Arch student’s education. This is where students fuse together space, aesthetics, architectural theories, and contextual strategies for our world. Advanced digital design technologies are used in all studios, allowing students new forms of abstraction, representation, and seeing the world.

Design Studio is where graduates learn from one another through an open exchange of ideas, andbuild the life-long relationships that will serve them throughout their careers.

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Andrea Cadioli

SCI-Arc taught me the importance of being software-agnostic, able to migrate between multiple platforms and be curious about new potential technology that is available to me. By losing the constraints of a limited skill set, I use technology to not only express my design intentions but also investigate possibilities I have not yet conceived.

Andrea Cadioli M.Arch 2

Heading titleFoundations in Design

Learn to communicate and defend architectural ideas with peers and industry leaders.

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