M.Arch.II Curriculum and Requirements

Applicants are asked to indicate a research interest in one of four territories of investigation (TI). This selection is formalized at the end of the first semester and determines course and studio options in the second and final semesters of the program.

  • A+D: Architecture and Discourse
  • A+E: Architecture and Ecology
  • A+R: Architecture and Representation
  • A+U: Architecture and Urbanism

Three-Semester Curriculum

Summer Semester
June and July in New York City
Credits
ARCH 6110 Graduate Design Seminar
A seminar developing themes explored in .
3
ARCH 6301 Design Research
Introduction to themes of inquiry in contemporary architecture, including critical motives in research, topical " problems," and materials and tactics of investigation.
3
ARCH 7111 Design A
Exploration of themes, methods, and technologies in contemporary design.
6
Total12
Fall Semester
At Cornell in Ithaca
Credits
ARCH 7912 Design B: Topics Studio
Graduate vertical research studio.
6
Territory of Investigation Elective
3
Territory of Investigation Elective
3
Open elective
3
Total15
Spring Semester
At Cornell in Ithaca
Credits
ARCH 8913 Design C: Topic Studio
Graduate vertical design studio.
6
Territory of Investigation Elective
3
Territory of Investigation Elective
3
Open elective
3
Total15

Total credits: 42