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GSAPP-MSAUD M.S. ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
AA-MARCH HOUSING AND URBANISM
I got both acceptance letters, still haven´t found in the forum many opinions about the AA.
Both programs do travel abroad to a specific site and usually have real clients. (Ghana, Taiwan, Brazil). Wich I find very interesting.
What would you choose? Both have prestige and amazing teachers.
I guess the other question would be ...
LONDON OR NEW YORK?
I'm going through a similar debate but except for the MsAAD at GSAPP...
Id say AA. There is a reason European designers are hired by us firms and cities to do a lot of their actual design work.
They are simply more experienced in creating and fine tuning livable, walkable places. London, Barcelona, Paris,Lyon, any city in the Netherlands...Europe in general.
I am Greek and I know many people that have studied at the AA!
I think that Columbia is a lot better...!
AA is all about morphogenesis and bioshit
AA H+U has nothing to do with morphogenesis and bioshit - little gem in the AA
@spackle is correct - AA as knowledge of European models - also they do lots of things in Asia [recently Thailand / Singapore] + brazil
I'm sorry I didn't see the H+U thing. I just overall judged AA
Just to add, I would even say that most of the AA has nothing to do with morphogenesis and bioshit. Aside from the DRL and EmTech, I'd say the school is actually quite far from such topics
The only program I am familiar with is the DRL, so that is why I judged it like that (maybe a little bit severe). I mean all the people I know have been through this program so I assumed that is the uni general point of view
IIleyan, if you're from the US, try AA and if you're from EU, try GSAPP but if you're outside those, it depends really on what you really want. Try making a comparative table of both programs, your preference of the cities and then decide. I think it's better to always go beyond the box you are in right now. It's like cross-pollination; : )
Which did you choose? I am in the same situation! Im from America and this is such a hard decision!!!
I assume you already got american experience why don't you try British?
It is a known school, kinda european GSD. and its London man!
but you'll have to stand British accent for 3 years tho lol
You choose AA? The price is pretty much the same after the conversion rate so that hasnt been a factor! I want to do work in Africa after I graduate graduate school. What are your thoughts? What did you like about AA? or dislike about Columbia?