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Strengths
Four groundbreaking SUPRASTUDIO programs, a stellar faculty that includes Hitoshi Abe, Heather Roberge, Michael Osman, Neil Denari and Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne. Our unique one-year post-professional M.S.AUD program, based at our IDEAS campus, is an incubator for collaborative, cross-disciplinary design research that offers students with a professional degree in architecture the opportunity to specialize their skills and apply architectural design thinking and capabilities to real-world challenges outside the field.

 

Overview

UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design offers a host of degrees and entry levels for architecture students. Most notably, MArch II students can apply to one of four SUPRASTUDIO programs in which they tackle real-world issues via intensive research to probe architectural design and its cultural and social context. The studios are led by world-renowned architectural minds and collaborate with organizations as diverse as Walt Disney Imagineering, Cirque du Soleil, the City of Madrid and UNICEF. Mayne’s group, for example, recently worked on an intensive study of and master plan for Cap-Haïtien, Haiti’s second-largest city, where preservation efforts have inhibited development.

Notable faculty

Hitoshi Abe, Dana Cuff, Neil Denari, Greg Lynn, Michael Osman, Jason Payne, Ben Refuerzo, Heather Roberge, Cristóbal Amunátegui, Kevin Daly, Georgina Huljich, Jeffrey Inaba, Julia Koerner, Natasha Sandmeier, Roger Sherman, Marta Nowak, Guvenc Ozel, Jimenez Lai

Notable alumni

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Julie Eizenberg, Fred Fisher, Bob Hale, Hsin-Ming Fung, Hank Koning, Elena Manferdini, Patrick Tighe, Billie Tsien, Tom Wiscombe

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