Design | energy | futures

Design | Energy | Futures is a concentrated research + design program that leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas.


For the duration of the program, students are directed by faculty actively engaged in externally sponsored research and design projects, and have numerous opportunities for research internships in the faculty’s various research facilities.

The program requires the completion of 30 credits, typically over the course of three semesters.

Coursework consists of one required studio paired with an architectural research seminar, followed by a set of individually curated electives meant to complement the design + research studio projects as well as contribute to the students’ final projects, and concludes with a paired capstone studio and research seminar.

Our MS is a STEM Designated Degree by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Please note: As a research-focused master of science, this program alone does not qualify as a professional degree leading to eligibility for the Architectural Registration Exam or licensure in the USA. More information: