Master of Architecture

General

Program Description

The Master of Architecture degree program is intended to provide our graduates with the requisite educational background and practice experience to enter the profession of architecture. The program’s focus balances historical, theoretical, technical, practice, and design knowledge in the economic, social, and professional realms of architecture. Students will also work in a design-build studio with a community-oriented project that includes research, schematic design, design development, and construction of an innovative solution containing all practice phases, as are viability study, the contract document, construction procurement and building administration stages. The program has been designed to fit the needs of a highly focused student that intends to complete the architecture licensing process and to become fundamental pieces in the roles of integrating a collaborative contemporary architecture practice both locally and globally.

Curriculum

Core Courses

  • ARCH 500 Architectural Design I
  • ARCH 501 Introduction to History and Theory
  • ARCH 505 Visual Thinking and Communication
  • ARCH 510 Architectural Design II
  • ARCH 511 Architectural History I
  • ARCH 512 Building Design and Construction Systems I: Materials and Technology
  • ARCH 513 Structural Systems I
  • ARCH 515 Computer Studio
  • ARCH 520 Architectural Design III
  • ARCH 521 Architectural History II
  • ARCH 522 Building Systems I
  • ARCH 523 Structural Systems II
  • ARCH 524 Codes and Regulations 

Total: 48 credits

Specialization Courses

  • ARCH 600 Architectural Design IV
  • ARCH 601 Theory in Architecture
  • ARCH 602 Building Systems II 
  • ARCH 604 Project and Practice Management I: Ethics, Contracts, and Legal Issues
  • ARCH 610 Design-Build Studio I
  • ARCH 612 Building Design and Construction Systems II: Environmental Issues 
  • ARCH 614 Project and Practice Management II: Cost
  • ARCH 615 Methods: Surfaces
  • ARCH 700 Design-Build Studio II: Construction Drawings and Project Manual
  • ARCH 704 Project and Practice Management III: Scheduling and Coordination
  • ARCH 710 Design-Build Studio III: Construction Field hours 

Total: 54 credits

Elective Courses

  • ELEC REQ
  • ELEC REQ
  •  ELEC ___
  •  ELEC ___ 

Total: 12 credits

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Plan of Study

Track I (with a duration of 3.5 years and 114 credits) will admit students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than architecture or design.

Track II (with a maximum duration of 2 years and a maximum of 66 credits) will admit students with course credits required for completion of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, environmental design, or the equivalent. Transcripts will be evaluated and students in this track may receive advanced standing, as determined by the graduate program admissions committee. 

First Year - First Semester
Track I students will enroll at this level.

  • ARCH 500 Architectural Design I
  • ARCH 501 Introduction to History and Theory
  • ARCH 505 Visual Thinking and Communication 

First Year - Second Semester

  • ARCH 510 Architectural Design II
  • ARCH 511 Architectural History I
  • ARCH 512 Building Design and Construction Systems I: Materials and Technology
  • ARCH 515 Computer Studio

Second Year - First Semester

  • ARCH 520 Architectural Design III 
  • ARCH 521 Architectural History II 
  • ARCH 522 Building Systems I 
  • ARCH 513 Structural Systems I
  • ARCH 524 Codes and Regulations

Second Year - Second Semester
Track II students will begin enrollment at this level depending on their advance standing

  • ARCH 600 Architectural Design IV
  • ARCH 601 Theory in Architecture
  • ARCH 602 Building Systems II
  • ARCH 523 Structural Systems II
  • ARCH 604 Project and Practice Management I: Ethics, Contracts, and Legal Issues 

Third Year - First Semester

  • ARCH 610 Design-Build Studio I 
  • ARCH 612 Building Design and Construction Systems II: Environmental Issues
  • ARCH 614 Project and Practice Management II: Cost
  • ARCH 615 Methods: Surfaces

Third Year - Second Semester

  • ARCH 700 Design-Build Studio II: Construction Drawings and Project Manual
  • ARCH 704 Project and Practice Management III: Scheduling and Coordination
  • ELEC REQ 3
  • ELEC REQ

Fourth Year - First Semester

  • ARCH 710 Design-Build Studio III: Construction Field hours
  • ELEC ___
  • ELEC ___

Admission requirements

  • Pay $ 25.00 application fee (non-refundable). Pay by check or money order payable to the Universidad Ana G. Méndez
  • Overall Minimum Average: 3.00
  • Design Portfolio or related area
  • Summarized or Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay: 200 words
  • Interview
  • Letters of recommendation: 3
  • Track I: Transcript of High School Credits in another discipline; prepare an essay, present resume, and portfolio in the interview. Prerequisite courses of 3 credits. each one: History of Art or Architecture, Physics, and Calculus
  • Track II: Transcript of Baccalaureate Credits in Architecture, Environmental Design or its equivalent, prepare an essay, present resume, and portfolio in the interview
  • Exam results according to School to enter: EXADEP, GMAT, GRE
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Con una trayectoria de más de 40 años, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (antes Universidad del Turabo) es la institución privada de educación superior de más rápido crecimiento en el pa ... Read More

Con una trayectoria de más de 40 años, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo (antes Universidad del Turabo) es la institución privada de educación superior de más rápido crecimiento en el país. Acreditada por la prestigiosa agencia Middle States Commission on Higher Education, la Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo tiene además, diversas acreditaciones profesionales las cuales le añaden un sello de calidad a la educación de sus estudiantes. Read less