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The Master of Architecture program trains students to become leaders in the professional practice of architecture with innovative methods of design research and inquiry. 
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Students: Ayesha Nathani & Purvi Gargayan
Instructor: Stephanie Bayard
SP22 Studio 4
Type
Graduate, MAR
Start Term
Fall Only
Credits
84
Duration
6 Semesters
Courses
Plan of Study
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Students: Sophy Feldman & Rowan Price
Instructor: Alexandra Barker
SP23 Studio 4

Info Sessions

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6:00-7:30 ET (Zoom)
Thursday, November 9, 2023
12:00-2:00 pm ET (in-person)
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm ET (Zoom)

Master of Architecture at Pratt

The MARCH curriculum embraces an integrative approach to design that weaves together technical knowledge and creative practice, building science and environmental stewardship, and professional responsibility and equity. We actively engage the pressing climatic and social challenges of our era through rigorous inquiry. Through case studies that leverage the city as our classroom, students develop innovative design strategies that convey a thorough understanding of the way in which architecture shapes the built environment and its communities. As architects, our inquiry extends across all scales of the built environment, from individual buildings to neighborhoods, cities, and all the way to global systems and ecosystems. What connects our intervention across this broad range of scales is our deep commitment to design work that prioritizes the well-being and safety of all life forms.

Student Work

Our Faculty

Our faculty are leading practitioners, scholars, and educators, including a distinctive cohort of PhD candidates from top universities who share a common desire to develop each student’s potential and creativity to the fullest. Bringing different views, methods, and perspectives the faculty provide a rigorous educational model in which students make and learn. See all GAUD faculty and administrators

Catherine Ingraham

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Thomas Leeser

Professor

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A. Sulan Kolatan

Adjunct Professor – CCE

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The Experience

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Pratt’s department of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) balances knowledge and understanding, enhancing your individual capacities to ask often difficult and challenging questions facing the profession and discipline, specifically through design and with audiences outside of architecture and urban design. This program is intended for students holding a four-year undergraduate, nonprofessional degree in any field. Applicants with degrees from a four-year BSc in Architecture or BScEng in Architecture may qualify for advanced standing.

Integrative Studio

Unique to the GAUD, the Integrative Studio is a combined design and integrative building-systems course and brings together a number of related disciplines into a single project, which students develop in teams. An ensemble of technical consultants from world-leading firms in New York City work directly with GAUD faculty and students on their design projects engaging in facade design, structural design, energy design and more. 

Directed Research

In your final two semesters, the advanced curriculum is focused on Directed Research studios and electives. Among the studios, you might apply to participate in the Studio of Experiments, which is an opportunity to work closely with a visiting faculty member on a directed research topic set by the department chair. Learn more about Directed Research.

Seminars, Lectures & Events

Immersive seminars, lectures and events accompany each semester. They explore contemporary issues in architectural practice and research, and foster discussion between students and prominent scholars. Exhibitions spotlight exceptional faculty and student work, and the student publication offers students opportunities to engage in theoretical, editorial, and writing activities.

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Study Abroad

Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the university experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. In the first, second, or third year, students may elect to participate in one or both of our international programs. See where you can go.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learn about resources.

Our Alumni

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Pratt’s distinguished alumni are leading diverse and thriving careers, addressing critical challenges and creating innovative work that reimagines our world.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates from the M.Arch program go on to work in leading architectural firms and other creative fields, both nationally and internationally. Take a look at where some of our recent graduates work:

Where They Work

  • Architect – Morphosis
  • Junior Designer – BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Architectural Designer — Foster + Partners
  • Director – KPF
  • Senior Associate – SHoP Architects
  • Architect – Woods Bagot
  • Lead Designer – Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Architectural Designer – UNStudio
  • Assistant Chair, Interior Design – Pratt Institute

Success Stories

Ready for More?

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@prattgaud

  • Join Michael Maltzan for a lecture on the breadth and innovative nature of his work, from cultural institutions to city infrastructure, that has garnered him international acclaim in both design and construction at The Arnold Syrop, BArch ’61, and Joanne Syrop Annual Lecture endowed by the Selz Foundation and in partnership with the Institute’s School of Architecture.

February 15, 2024
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place

See you there!
  • Join us on February 5th at 6pm for Flashtalks and Conversations with GAUD alumni!
Ten Pratt alumni working in ten different fields will present their career paths in 5 minute presentations. Current students can engage in a moderated discussion with informal conversation to follow. Light food and refreshments will be offered.
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@prattalumni @prattinstitute
  • Pratt MLA invites current students and faculty to the 2nd installment in the Landscape Seminar Series, “Soil as Archive: Untold Stories of Black Gardening,” an insightful conversation between Abra Lee and Thaïsa Way.
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Event Details:
Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:30 pm
📍Higgins Hall, Rm HHN-304

Please RSVP by completing the form in the invitation email sent this morning. We are excited to welcome you to this engaging discussion. 
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#pratt #prattmla #landscape #prattgaud #landscapearchitecture #nyc #archistudents #architecture @pratt_mla
  • Learn more about our programs and apply to Pratt today using the link in bio. 
Applications are still open for our graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Submit before February 5th to make the second round decisions deadline.
We encourage you to explore our resources & apply online today as you take this next step toward your creative and professional goals. 

Application deadlines are: 
• February 5th (2nd round)
• March 5th (3rd round)
• April 5th or later (4th round, as program remains open) 
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#prattgaud #pratt #nyc #architecture #landscape #mastersdegree #urbandesign #brooklyn
  • Fall 2023 Starting Dec 4th Studio Final Reviews! Pratt Architecture and Urban Design @prattsoa @prattinstitute
  • Today is the last info session of the year for the graduate school of architecture and urban design. RSVP in link in bio to meet with us.  @prattsoa @pratt_m.arch @prattmsurbandesign @prattmsarch @pratt_mla
  • You’re invited to join Fellows from the Institute for Public Architecture this Saturday for the opening of the 2023 Fall Residency Exhibition. Visitors will view final presentations from the Fellow cohort and see the exhibition. The Block House will be open from 12–4pm, with presentations beginning at 2pm. The exhibition will remain on view each weekend through December 17th. Open to the public.
SoA Dean Quilian Riano was part of the committee that selected the NYC-based Institute for Public Architecture’s new 2023 Fall Fellows Cohort.⁠ Luz Wallace, Corey Arena and Afreen Anjum Khan are among the Pratt faculty and alumni working on this exhibition. We hope to see you all there!
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When: Saturday, November 18th 2023
Block House Hours: 12 - 4pm, followed by a reception from 4 - 6pm
Location: 9 Nolan Park, Governors Island
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@prattsoa @quilianriano @the_iparch @lulu_light @corey.arena @talleslopes_ @ruthsergel
  • Interested in Pratt Graduate Architecture and Urban design programs with our new MLA graduate program? Join us in person! We are dedicated to the pursuit of design inquiry across complex and evolving fields of study. Talk to current students and see student work at the school of architecture. 

Join us for an online information session this week on Thursday 11/09 12-1:30pm ET

RSVP at the link in bio 

@prattsoa @pratt_m.arch  @pratt_mla  @prattmsurbandesign  @pratt_ms_arch
Join Michael Maltzan for a lecture on the breadth and innovative nature of his work, from cultural institutions to city infrastructure, that has garnered him international acclaim in both design and construction at The Arnold Syrop, BArch ’61, and Joanne Syrop Annual Lecture endowed by the Selz Foundation and in partnership with the Institute’s School of Architecture. February 15, 2024 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place See you there!
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Join us on February 5th at 6pm for Flashtalks and Conversations with GAUD alumni!
Ten Pratt alumni working in ten different fields will present their career paths in 5 minute presentations. Current students can engage in a moderated discussion with informal conversation to follow. Light food and refreshments will be offered.
.
@prattalumni @prattinstitute
Join us on February 5th at 6pm for Flashtalks and Conversations with GAUD alumni! Ten Pratt alumni working in ten different fields will present their career paths in 5 minute presentations. Current students can engage in a moderated discussion with informal conversation to follow. Light food and refreshments will be offered. . @prattalumni @prattinstitute
4 weeks ago
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2/9
Pratt MLA invites current students and faculty to the 2nd installment in the Landscape Seminar Series, “Soil as Archive: Untold Stories of Black Gardening,” an insightful conversation between Abra Lee and Thaïsa Way.
—
Event Details:
Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:30 pm
📍Higgins Hall, Rm HHN-304

Please RSVP by completing the form in the invitation email sent this morning. We are excited to welcome you to this engaging discussion. 
.
#pratt #prattmla #landscape #prattgaud #landscapearchitecture #nyc #archistudents #architecture @pratt_mla
Pratt MLA invites current students and faculty to the 2nd installment in the Landscape Seminar Series, “Soil as Archive: Untold Stories of Black Gardening,” an insightful conversation between Abra Lee and Thaïsa Way. — Event Details: Thursday, February 8, 2024 6:30 pm 📍Higgins Hall, Rm HHN-304 Please RSVP by completing the form in the invitation email sent this morning. We are excited to welcome you to this engaging discussion. . #pratt #prattmla #landscape #prattgaud #landscapearchitecture #nyc #archistudents #architecture @pratt_mla
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Learn more about our programs and apply to Pratt today using the link in bio. Applications are still open for our graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Submit before February 5th to make the second round decisions deadline. We encourage you to explore our resources & apply online today as you take this next step toward your creative and professional goals. Application deadlines are: • February 5th (2nd round) • March 5th (3rd round) • April 5th or later (4th round, as program remains open) . #prattgaud #pratt #nyc #architecture #landscape #mastersdegree #urbandesign #brooklyn
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4/9
Fall 2023 Starting Dec 4th Studio Final Reviews! Pratt Architecture and Urban Design @prattsoa @prattinstitute
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5/9
Today is the last info session of the year for the graduate school of architecture and urban design. RSVP in link in bio to meet with us. @prattsoa @pratt_m.arch @prattmsurbandesign @prattmsarch @pratt_mla
3 months ago
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You’re invited to join Fellows from the Institute for Public Architecture this Saturday for the opening of the 2023 Fall Residency Exhibition. Visitors will view final presentations from the Fellow cohort and see the exhibition. The Block House will be open from 12–4pm, with presentations beginning at 2pm. The exhibition will remain on view each weekend through December 17th. Open to the public. SoA Dean Quilian Riano was part of the committee that selected the NYC-based Institute for Public Architecture’s new 2023 Fall Fellows Cohort.⁠ Luz Wallace, Corey Arena and Afreen Anjum Khan are among the Pratt faculty and alumni working on this exhibition. We hope to see you all there! . When: Saturday, November 18th 2023 Block House Hours: 12 - 4pm, followed by a reception from 4 - 6pm Location: 9 Nolan Park, Governors Island . @prattsoa @quilianriano @the_iparch @lulu_light @corey.arena @talleslopes_ @ruthsergel
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Interested in Pratt Graduate Architecture and Urban design programs with our new MLA graduate program? Join us in person! We are dedicated to the pursuit of design inquiry across complex and evolving fields of study. Talk to current students and see student work at the school of architecture. Join us for an online information session this week on Thursday 11/09 12-1:30pm ET RSVP at the link in bio @prattsoa @pratt_m.arch @pratt_mla @prattmsurbandesign @pratt_ms_arch
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