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Welcome to RIT Master of Architecture In the Golisano Institute for Sustainability

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability

At a time of significant transition for the architectural profession, the Master of Architecture degree allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st century architect. The program’s purpose is to produce broad-thinking architects well grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability who can apply their knowledge and talents to the architectural problems posed by the modern city.

The M.Arch. program is designed primarily for students with a broad range of interests and backgrounds who are interested in studying architecture at the graduate level, but whose undergraduate degrees were obtained in fields outside of architecture. The program’s curriculum has been shaped by the global emphasis of sustainability, factors that impact urbanism, and the hands-on application of the principles of design and technology on materials and construction.

Student Learning Objectives include:

  • Instilling critical thinking concepts in course material in order to produce broad-thinking architects that are well-grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability.
  • Providing a comprehensive set of tools to shape students into adept contributors that can effectively create building and planning projects that solve problems at the intersection of architecture and sustainability.

The Master of Architecture program is one of three degree offerings in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), the Master of Architecture, a Ph.D in Sustainability, and a Master of Science in Sustainability. Combined, these programs link with a robust research program in a state of the art, high performing, living learning laboratory.