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Information Meeting: Master of Science in Architecture: Digital Technologies

February 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Architecture Chair John McMorrough and Master of Science in Architecture: Digital Technologies Program Coordinator Karl Daubmann host an information meeting about the degree, admissions process and answer questions.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

For more information about the program taubmancollege.umich.edu/ms_dt

Specialization in Digital Technology

The Master of Science in Architecture in Digital Technologies offers motivated participants the opportunity to investigate design practices and conduct independent design research in computer-aided design and advanced fabrication techniques. Project-based research provides a “testing ground” for new modes of practice and innovative uses of existing, new and emerging technologies. The program builds upon a tradition of cutting-edge technical research at Taubman College, the University of Michigan, and in the Detroit Region. University of Michigan offers unmatched excellence in digital fabrication and access to world-class lab and production facilities and regional linkages to industry.

As architecture integrates advanced technologies from the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries, it has altered both the way buildings are conceived and the manner in which they are manufactured. CAD CAM (computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing) technologies have transformed traditional professional boundaries and forced architects to reconsider their role in response to changing contractual relationships, expansion of client services, and concerns for ecological / sustainable thinking. The ability to simulate complex phenomena and synthesize large quantities of data allows designers to engage “building” with a renewed precision and specificity previously unachievable.

About the M.S. Degree

The Master of Science in Architecture in Digital Technologies is an intensive three- term program with a focus on independent design research. This degree is particularly appropriate for mid-career professionals and persons who presently hold a B.Arch. or M.Arch. professional degree in architecture (or equivalent degrees in other fields). The degree allows for interdisciplinary work with technologists, theorists, engineers, and others with deep skills in areas related to digital technologies and their practical applications. Experimental and speculative, the degree is designed to meet the need for post-professional education and research in applied technology and design process. The degree culminates with independent design research allowing students to frame problems relevant to their selected area concentration. Faculty

Josh Bard, McClain Clutter, Karl Daubmann – Program Coordinator, Maciej P. Kaczynski, Amy Kulper, Malcolm McCullough, Wesley McGee, Jennifer Maigret, Monica Ponce de Leon, Lydia Soo, Glenn Wilcox, Peter von Bülow


February 25, 2011
12:00 pm