Cornellâs post-professional master of architecture (M.Arch.II) is an intensive, three-semester, advanced design research (ADR) program.Â Interdisciplinary in intent and content, the program engages the wealth of academic resources in AAP, across Cornell, and throughout an extensive global network.
Open to individuals holding a bachelor of architecture or professional master of architecture degree, the program offers a critical framework for investigating pertinent design concerns, practices, and technologies in 21st-century architecture and urbanism.
The first semester of study takes place atÂ AAP NYCÂ during the summer.
Territories of Investigation
A structure of core and elective studios and courses allows students to pursue trajectories of inquiry within one of three interrelated territories of investigation:
Architecture and Discourse (A+D):Â Theory, criticism, publishing, cultural production, design research, history and contemporaneity
Architecture and Ecology (A+E):Â Sustainable practices, soft infrastructures, materials research, machinic prototypes, extreme structures
Architecture and Urbanism (A+U):Â Urban geography, typological studies, urban theory, networks, infrastructures, urban imaging, ecological urbanism