1. Coursework & Studios

Neuroscience for Architecture program

for graduate and undergraduate students

expands the focus and methods of humanistic design research.

Seminars, design studios and directed intern projects utilize a novel research- based process

to analyze real-world issues and environmental challenges.

© Hilary Hassleton NSA&D


for Design

Research Series

Undergraduate and graduate students are introduced to rigorous research methods to learn how to access and critically analyze literature and design work. 

Critical evaluation of publications from the sciences and humanities prepares students for scholarly publications.

Thesis & Comprehensive

Design Studio





Architectural Curriculum

The curriculum explores the use of virtual reality and sensor technologies to reveal the human experience

of being immersed in design space. 

Content includes investigation of sensorial perception, phenomenological and cognitive interaction with space.

Master of Architecture & Master of Science

Final year design studios comprise year long research and design development of topic areas proposed by each student.

Comprehensive capstone and exploratory thesis concepts are supported via studio and research classes. 

Sustainable Curriculum

Environmental biology forms the first lecture series in a curriculum that describes the human and ecological impact of built form.

Students learn about biological, sociological and geological relationships with architecture.

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