Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Landscape (MAUDL)
By 2050 three-quarters of the world’s population will be living in cities. Architecture, urbanism, and landscape are three of the most potent disciplines available to us to remake our cities as dynamic, meaningful, and sustainable cultural settings.
Post-Professional Interdisciplinary Program
The Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Landscape (MAUDL) program at CCA focuses on the current state of our cities and investigates the design challenges and potentials of the urban environment in the 21st century.
This two-year, post-professional program is for students with previous degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, or planning. It offers an advanced interdisciplinary curriculum integrating organizational, systemic, and morphological investigations in architecture and urbanism with urban geography, ecology, and landscape design.
Focused on the Future of Urbanism
The MAUDL program engages the realities and transformative potential of the postindustrial city and explores experimental territories focused on future forms of urbanism and their architectural and infrastructural systems.
In this process, students are exposed to advanced data-visualization techniques and a range of urban design strategies for multiscaled projects operating at local, neighborhood, metropolitan, and regional levels.
Unique Metropolitan Setting
The San Francisco Bay Area provides students with a polycentric urban laboratory influenced by its expanded geographical, cultural, and historical position in relation to the Americas, the Pacific Rim, and Europe.
Global-scaled research on international cities and their environs is supported by an expanded field of travel programs and studios focused on contemporary issues facing world cities.
The architecture division also offers the following degree programs:
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