about

The Master of Science in Architectural Studies is a non-accredited post-professional degree program in the School of Architecture, College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah.  The program is an intimate environment that supports students’ growth to be leaders in building ecology: resilient teaching through applied research led by internationally recognized scholars and teachers.  The complexity of building context today requires professionals with the capability to utilize evidence in decision making for a more sustainable environment.  The MSAS degree integrates student and faculty with community and industry partners to advance building science & technology, project delivery and management, and historic preservation and stewardship.

why

The process of conceiving, designing, constructing and operating buildings is rapidly overwhelming and indeed challenging the conventional limits of architectural practice. Given our most pressing systemic challenges, success for architecture of the future will likely come from the students of today who:


  1.     learn the skills to complete front-to-back business models;

  2.     understanding the limits of manufacturing and construction;

  3.     are knowledgeable in preservation and are versed in new technology;

  4.     will be entrepreneurial, understand how capital works, and strategic partnering.


The MSAS degree program at the University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning offers students with background in building design and construction an opportunity to increase their skills and ability to integrate with strategic partners in order to plan, design, build and evaluate for a more holistically sustainable future.

mission

The Master of Science in Architectural Studies is a non-accredited post-professional degree program in the School of Architecture, College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah.  The program is an intimate environment that support students growth to be leaders in architectural research led by internationally recognized scholars and teachers.  The MSAS three fold mission includes TRAIN SERVICE TRANSFORM:


train The MSAS program trains students in advanced architectural studies and     research based design.  MSAS students must hold a NAAB accredited degree in architecture (M.Arch or B.Arch) or a degree related to the field of architecture, engineering and building construction.  The MSAS is a 36 credit hour, 3-4 semester degree program directed by advisors to enable student to expand their expertise along three tracks oriented at 21st Century sustainable practice -


        ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

        HISTORIC PRESERVATION

        PROJECT DELIVERY


There is also an MSAS + M.Arch Dual Degree program.


service The MSAS program is integrated with the profession, industry, community and government.  Student final projects are aligned with a practice need, providing hands-on training in service of the industry.  This allows the research work to create and/or clarify knowledge in the discipline while directly benefiting the industry partners.  Research projects led by faculty researchers support student MSAS work.  Competitive fellowships are available depending on external funding and topic of study.


transform  The MSAS program outcomes are intended to be applied to professional practice in a manner that advances building practice and transforms the market.  Students who complete the MSAS program are better prepared through the networks and skills learned to placed in leadership positions within the professional community.


Each track in the MSAS has associated topics that students may focus on, orient elective courses toward and emphasize in their internship and final project.  The goal is to offer student with a unique, innovative, industry integrated experience that will allow them to apply their research and learning into practice.  As such, the MSAS is an agent of change toward more ethical, effective and efficient means of design, construction and operation of facilities in the future.

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