Graduate Studies in Architecture
JEFFERSON ELLINGER, Assistant Professor
Head of Graduate Programs
School of Architecture
- Master of Architecture (Professional)
- Master of Architecture II – Geofutures (Post-Professional)
- Master of Architecture II – Environmental Parametrics (Post-Professional)
- Master of Science in Architectural Sciences
- PhD in Architectural Sciences
The Architectural Sciences Concentrations offered are the following :
Architecture is situated at a unique moment in history where a convergence of global interests demands that our discipline respond in a critical and innovative manner. Faced with an ever-increasing focus on creating new forms of renewable energy, smart grids and coastal city solutions, computational engines, immersive environments, and ecologically sound building components for the 21st century, the profession of architecture has inherited a wealth of trans-disciplinary priorities that calls out for a new era of creative inquiry and engagement.
The School of Architecture offers both professional and research degrees at an advanced level. The three and a half year Master of Architecture I program is a professional degree accredited by NAAB and recognized by NCARB. The master’s and doctoral degrees in science and architectural sciences are research oriented programs with concentrations in Built Ecologies, Architectural Acoustics, and Lighting. These advanced programs in architecture at Rensselaer are founded on the realization that the increasing demands for effective building performance both perceptually and technically can only be addressed through research.
We look forward to your further investigation of the program. For more information please contact us at or 518-276-3986. Visit the Graduate Admissions website to apply on-line. For programs beginning in summer and fall 2013, first consideration is given to applications received by December 15, 2012.