New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design (M.A.U.R.D.)
NYIT's graduate Master of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design program is centered in Manhattan, NYC, NY, and provides a theoretical and historical understanding of the origin and the socio-political function of cities. It also makes use of a range of design tools, including computer mapping of physical density, demographics, land-use, transportation and ecological information as well as dynamic, interactive, multi-dimensional modeling. Designs investigate the relationship between creating a plan of space as well as the operational issues that must also be designed or organized to implement that plan.
The program's advanced design studios address urban and suburban design and architecture in the context of their region. These studios explore the relationship of design at many scales from personal to global dimensions.
Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, SK, MArch, Architecture
The Faculty of Architecture STU is the largest educational institution for architects in the Slovak Republic. The trends of the Faculty are developed and based on ongoing development of the "university platform" of University Education. Bound to it is the recently realized innovation of the Faculty's profile and its education activities within the bachelor's, master's and PhD. study programs. The profile reflects university principles and establishes a condition for professional performance within the home country and the EU framework. In this respect there is a clear orientation to prepare architects, urban planners and designers within a creative framework. The present two-year tier system of study focuses on the preparedness of a graduate. Awareness in the art and theory subjects is emphasized, as well as in a variety of technical and design subjects from urban planning to interior design.
The Faculty of Architecture is situated in a building designed by Emil Belluš, the most important Slovak architect in the last century and the founder of the school for whom the hall "Aula of Professor Belluš" (residing within the college) is named. In addition to such lecture classrooms, studios, computer facilities and the Faculty library which holds significant professional books and journals (many which are internationally acclaimed) may be utilized for the development of creative abilities and professional skill.