Open to students who already hold an undergraduate degree in architecture, M.Arch 2 at SCI-Arc is where innovation and cutting edge technology are applied to the field of architecture.
A cutting-edge education that prepares students to be licensed practitioners
With a commitment to using the latest technology and a fearless attitude toward architectural design, the M.Arch 2 program is specifically geared to propel advanced design exploration and new modes of communication as it advances contemporary architectural experi-mentation and expands the boundaries of conventional architectural practice.
A professional Master of Architecture degree, SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is specifically designed for students who are looking to focus their architectural education on contemporary tools, techniques, and technologies and to expand their experience in digital design, fabrication, and critical thinking. The program’s commitment to independent thinking, research, and innovation through its rigorous course of study serves as a transition for students from graduate school to professional practice. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the M.Arch 2 program allows graduates to pursue architectural licensure for professional practice in the United States.
Radical Curriculum, Emerging Techniques, and a Critical Thinking
M.Arch 2 course curriculum operates as a laboratory to learn new skills and methodologies within both historical and contemporary contexts. Following completion of a two-term core sequence, students can elect to hone a focus through vertical studios and elective seminars.
Led by a global faculty of practitioners and scholars
SCI-Arc was founded on the idea that architects should teach what they practice and we still believe that practicing architects can best communicate to students the complex realities of thinking about—and making—architecture. Today, SCI-Arc faculty is comprised of some of the most dedicated and cutting-edge thinkers in Los Angeles in architecture, culture, history, and technology. Design Studio faculty are active practitioners working in many of LA’s most innovative architecture firms. The symbiotic relationship between practice and teaching produces a close dialogue between conceptual and professional practice.