BAM Ranking is an independent research platform of postgraduate programs of architecture. Thanks to the collaboration of different experts and universities from the five continents, we developed the very first ranking of postgraduate programs of architecture in the world, which will be published annually.


Our goal is to help architects and architecture students worldwide to get to know the best postgraduate architecture programs available in the most awarded international schools of architecture.


We are looking for excellence in terms of postgraduate studies of architecture and we develop the way to find it through our BAM Methodology System created by the BAM Committee of Experts.


The BAM Expert´s Committee is formed by 15 experts from 11 different countries who have the task of select the programs to study, develop the methodology and validate all results the research gave.


Every member of the Committee is highly related to the academic field, and thanks to their experience and the BAM Methodology System, we are able to determine the excellence of different postgraduate programs in terms of quality and internationality of the faculty, alumni and study program.


The committee of experts of the 2018 Edition of the BAM Ranking is formed by the following professors:

Dean of the School of Architecture and Design LAU (since 2012). Professor of architecture LAU (since 1994). Chair of the Department of Architecture and Interior Design (2000-2005). PhD in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Master of sciences in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati. Architect from Boston Architectural College.

Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon

Professor Pontificia Universidad de Chile. Director of School of Architecture of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004-2014). Professor at Universidad Católica Valparaíso (1972-1990). Architect Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Post-studies directed by Jean Prouvé, France. Principal of architecture firm Baixas y del Rio in Chile.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Santiago de Chile, Chile

Professor of architectural projects – ETSA-Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (since 1972). Director of UPV architecture school (2003-2008). Co-founder and director of University Institution of Heritage Restoration UPV (2000-2005) Co-director R&R Magazine “Restauración y Rehabilitación del Patrimonio” PhD in Architecture UPV Valencia.

Universidad Politécnica de
Valencia. Valencia, Spain


Dietmar Eberle


Professor in ETH Zurich. Dean of the ETH Zurich School of Architecture (2003-2005). Director of Centre for Research on Architecture Society and the Built Environment ETH Zurich. Architect Technical University of Vienna. Co-founder of Vorarlberger Baukünstler. Principal of architecture firm Baumschlager+Eberle Architekten based in 8 coutnries.

Swiss Federal Istitute of Technology
ETH. Zurich, Switzerland

Chair for Design & Technology at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA) in Mumbai. Visiting Professor at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in New Delhi. Dean of the TVB School of Habitat Studies (2007). Architecture and fine arts studies in University of Cambridge and The AA, UK. Principal of Ashok B Lall Architects in New Delhi. 

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture. Mumbai, India.

Director of School of Architecture at The City College of New York. Associate Professor at The City College of New York (since 2007). Adjunct Professor in Harvard University (2001; 2003; 2004), University of Pennsylvania (2006), Cornell University (2007). Associate Professor in Syracuse University (2004-2005). Architect by Rice University. Principal of Scalar Architecture in NY.

The City College of New York.
New York, USA

Director of the Center for Advanced Studies of the School of Architecture, University of Palermo (since 20104). Director of Institute  od Design Research University of Buenos Aires (1984-1985). Professor and guest professor of universities such as Cornell University, University of Buenos Aires, Rhode Island School of Design, 

Universidad de Palermo.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professor at the GAF Split. Guest professor in 

TUGraz , TU Wien, ETH Zurich, MIT Boston, ETSAM Madrid, University of Navarra, Facolta di Architettura Ferrara. Head of the Institute for Architectural Typologies and Housing at the TU Graz (2000-2005). The Frank Gehry Chair at the UofT Toronto (2012). Principal of Njiric+Arhitekti in Zagreb.

GAF Split, Croatia
TuGraz Austria

José Castillo


Professor of urbanism in CENTRO Mexico. Visiting professor Harvard GSD. Master and Doctor of Design degree Harvard GSD. Architect Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Member of the advisory board of LSE Cities in Mexico. Principal of architecture firm a|911  in Mexico.

CENTRO Mexico DF, Mexico
Harvard GSD, Boston, USA

Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. Partnership with research groups from GSD Harvard, KTH, ETSAM-UPM and TUDelft. Coordinator of the Architecture and Urbanism Course (2006-2009), Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Unicamp (2009-2013). Editor-in-chief of journal Pós.Revista FAUUSP. 

Universidad de Sao Paolo.
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Professor at IIT Illinois Institute of Technology and visiting professor at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. Previously taught at the UIC Chicago, the UPC Catalunya, the Universidad de Alicante and the Harvard University. PhD Architect by the Barcelona School of Architecture, Master of Science from Columbia University. Principal of Sio2Arch.

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, USA

Heidi de Moya

Dominican Republic

Director of the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (since 2016). Architect by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Master degree in Collective Housing from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Specialist in Green Building and Master in Project Management. Principal of Grupo de Moya Simó.

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez
Ureña. Dominican Republic

Professor of department of architecture of Feng-Chia University in Taiwan (since 2000). Professor Da-Yeh University in Taiwan (since 1995). Visiting professor Tunghai University. Master of Architecture by University of Colorado, USA. Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautics and Astronautics. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Principal of i²Architecture in Taiwan.

Feng-Chia University. Taichung, Taiwan
Da-Yeh University. Changhua, Taiwan

Professor at Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay (UDELAR). Visiting professor in Schools of Architecture in Argentina and Brazil. PhD in Architecture and graduated architect from UDELAR. Director of the Master’s Degree in Architecture, option Design and Representation at UDELAR. Partner of “y” arquitectura in Montevideo.

Universidad de La República
Montevideo, Uruguay

Founder & CEO of ArchDaily. Member of the Mies Crown Hall America Prize International Advisory Council, housed in Chicago. Endeavor Entrepreneur from the Endeavor Foundation in New York. Architect graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Santiago de Chile, Chile

Andrea Deplazes


Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zü­rich (since 1997). Member of the Bundes Schweizer Architekten (BSA). Director of the Department of Construction and Architecture ETH Zü­rich (2005-2007). Architect by ETH Zü­rich, Diploma Fa­bio Rein­hardt. Principal of Bearth & Deplazes.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH
Zurich, Switzerland