Introduction

The Master in Integrated Architectural Design is a one-year program offered by Universitat Ramon Llull within the La Salle School of Architecture (ETSALS) in Barcelona.

It is a post-professional degree intended for individuals who have completed a four-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent.

The objective of the program is to provide advanced students or young professionals with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate study that encourages critical thought in the context of architectural design.

  • Integrating within architectural design inputs from building technologies, environmental analysis, mapping practices, advanced diagramming, representational techniques, social studies, theoretical speculation, conceptualizing tools and so on, allows the program to foster innovation within the discipline. Aware of the need for grounded experimentation, architectural heteronomics thus promotes an architecture that can be shared and contested in order to continually advance into new territories.
  • The program emphasizes an integrated approach to architectural design and research, resulting in a commitment to design excellence that demands not only the skillful manipulation of program and form, but also inspiration from a broad body of knowledge.
  • The intersection between the subjects and the scale lines creates a matrix which provides a flexible structure for incorporating other postgraduate programs and specialized courses within the same framework, counting on the collaboration of specialists and other professionals in the discipline.

What do they prepare you for?

Specifically, the program seeks to:

  • Explore architectural design integrated within a broad body of knowledge
  • Address architectural heteronomics as a central research horizon
  • Engage in a multi-scalar curriculum
  • Activate a skill range that runs from the initial concept to detailed design
  • Promote innovation critically engaging both traditional and new technologies and approaches
  • Take advantage of Barcelona as an architectural laboratory

 

Access requirements

It is a post-professional degree intended for individuals who have completed a four-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent.

The output profile of this Master is a professional architect able to control all phases of project development, from concept to detail design.

Program

The aim of the Master’s program is to ensure that the architect is equipped to develop a global design, at every scale of the process.

The five scalar lines are then intersected by five subjects, which cover the essential elements of architectural activity. These five subjects are: design, theory, structural engineering, services installations and building technology.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Master Thesis
  • Meth. of the investigation in architecture and town planning
  • Doctoral thesis formulation
  • Master Thesis Monitoring
  • Transverse workshop: collective housing

Elective Subjects:

  • An approach to tectonics and the architectural project
  • Mediation systems in architectural design
  • Contemporary territories. Drawing the ground
  • Urban interstices
  • Workshop: Design and technology
  • Workshop: City and Landscape
  • Facade, structure and cover in architectural design
  • Technology and materials: arts, techniques and craft
  • Built for change

 

Admission

People are a key factor for our Masters Programs development. We select our applicants according to curriculum criteria, weighing their academic, functional, sectorial and geographical features, in order to enrich their collective learning experience.

Application requirements at La Salle are aimed to select the most ideal candidates for every program, ensuring a high quality of communication and networking among students, which is a unique trait of La Salle educational style.

Admission is already open. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, given that admissions for each academic program will be closed as soon as there are no vacancies left.

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¿Para qué te prepara?

Specifically, the program seeks to:

  • Explore architectural design integrated within a broad body of knowledge
  • Address architectural heteronomics as a central research horizon
  • Engage in a multi-scalar curriculum
  • Activate a skill range that runs from the initial concept to detailed design
  • Promote innovation critically engaging both traditional and new technologies and approaches
  • Take advantage of Barcelona as an architectural laboratory

 

Programa

The aim of the Master’s program is to ensure that the architect is equipped to develop a global design, at every scale of the process.

The five scalar lines are then intersected by five subjects, which cover the essential elements of architectural activity. These five subjects are: design, theory, structural engineering, services installations and building technology.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Master Thesis
  • Meth. of the investigation in architecture and town planning
  • Doctoral thesis formulation
  • Master Thesis Monitoring
  • Transverse workshop: collective housing

Elective Subjects:

  • An approach to tectonics and the architectural project
  • Mediation systems in architectural design
  • Contemporary territories. Drawing the ground
  • Urban interstices
  • Workshop: Design and technology
  • Workshop: City and Landscape
  • Facade, structure and cover in architectural design
  • Technology and materials: arts, techniques and craft
  • Built for change

 

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