The Lawrence Tech NAAB Accredited Master's in Architecture may be completed online with the exception of the Critical Practice Studio.This studio must be completed on campus during the summer semester. The class sessions meet on Fridays and Saturdays.One weekend is devoted to a class field trip.The Critical Practice Studio is led by a firm engaged in critical practice and students work in groups to complete studio projects during the summer semester.The LTU Master's in Architecture is a total of 36 semester credit hour program. Elective courses are also available online and a dual with the M.Arch. and MBA can be completed online as well.Admission requirements are for students who hold a B.S.in Architecture or a B. Arch degree and has a minimum 3.0 GPA, a portfolio, and three letters of recommendation, resume, personal statement and official transcripts. Applicant forms are available on the LTU home page - see link - "Apply Online" to download the form or apply directly online.Lawrence Tech has one of the largest architecture schools in the U.S. and the university's motto "theory and practice" informs the curricula.
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A leading design practitioner and collaborating faculty define a specific topic and process for an advanced design investigation exploring current issues in critical practice. Students research, generate, and represent design ideas in a collaborative team format and working process, reflective of studio practice in the design professions.
Critical Practice Studio (formerly called Master Class) is the first of three required design studios required in the Master of Architecture program. The course has been a vital part of our program for over ten years and has developed into one of the most challenging and innovative graduate design studios in the country. The focus of the studio is to teach students about innovative design and successful teamwork. The goal is to create high functioning teams that produce high quality design. A teaching team is formed for the annual studio, led by a nationally recognized practitioner. The practitioner is invited as a visiting professor to define the studio process and determine a relevant topic. LTU design faculty support this vision and concentrate on design education. Two LTU faculty members with Doctorate degrees in Education and Psychology support the studio vision and concentrate on teamwork.