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Date: May 17, 2021
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Organizer: Institute for Technology in Architecture (ITA)
Date: May 3, 2021 - May 17, 2021
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organizer: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Date: May 18, 2021
Location: London, UK
Organizer: The Architectural Association
Date: May 19, 2021
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Organizer: Professorship for History and Theory of Urban Design - ETH Zürich
Date: May 19, 2021
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Organizer: ETH Zürich Department of Architecture
Date: May 19, 2021
Location: Dresden, Germany
Organizer: Students from the Faculty of Architecture - Technical University of Dresden
Date: May 22, 2021
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Organizer: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Date: May 24, 2021
Location: Espoo, Finland
Organizer: Aalto University - School of Arts, Design and Architecture and Oulu University
Date: May 26, 2021
Location: Porto, Portugal
Organizer: Grupo Morfologias e Dinâmicas do Território do Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo da FAUP, da Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho e Escola Superior Gaellecia

29 different Master’s Degree programs have been compared from the most prestigious architecture schools in the world. 

The following are the TOP 5 Ranked Programs of the 2020 edition of the BAM Ranking, published in August 2020.

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Master in Architecture 2

Columbia University

New York, MA

MSc in Advanced Architectural Design



Master in Collective Housing


The Netherlands

Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design


Cambridge, MA

Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism

January, 2021

Rainer Hehl

Program Representative of the Master of Architecture in Typology M-ARCH-T. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany

April, 2020 

Fei Wang

Coordinator of the Master of Sciences (MS) Design Energy Futures in Architecture from the Syracuse School of Architecture, in Syracuse, NY, USA

August, 2020 

Francisco Spadoni

Coordinator of the Master in Architectural Design from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil

April, 2020 

Theodore Spyropoulos

Director of the Design Research Lab and MArch Architecture & Urbanism from the Architectural Association, in London, UK

May, 2020 

Luis Suárez Mansilla

Director of the Master’s Degree in Theory and Architectural Design (MtDA) from Universidad de Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain


March, 2020 

Eamonn Canniffe

Director of the MA Architecture and Urbanism of the Manchester School of Architecture, in the UK

May, 2020 

Domenico Chizzoniti

Coordinator of the Master of Sciences (M.Sc) in Architecture and Urban Design from Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy.

March, 2020 

Elena Manferdini

Graduated Program Chair and Director of the MArch 2 of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, California, USA



Designed for young architects aiming to begin new professional or postprofessional master related to architecture. Here you can find more than 100 master’s degree programs to compare 


Designed for graduated professional architects whose goal is to develop a research project or PhD program. Here you can find more than 50 doctoral programs to compare


BAM is an educational architecture platform founded in 2018 thanks to the generosity of collaborators and universities from the five continents. The mission of the BAM is to inform students and architects around the world about the profession from an academic perspective.

The following are some of the Universities that colaborate with the BAM platform in our different sections


The BAM Ranking is endorsed 100% by expert professors from around the world, who were given the task of developing, supervising and validating the study methodology and results.  Some of the experts of the BAM Experts Committee are:

Francesca Bonfante

Politecnico di Milano

Milan, Italy

Nelson Mota

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Delft, The Netherlands

Heather Woofter

Washington University in St. Louis.

St. Louis, USA


Elie Haddad

Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

Ziad Jamaleddine

Columbia University, GSAPP

New York, USA

Enriqueta Llabres-Valls

Bartlett School of Architecture UCL

London, UK