Educational Goals

The faculty at SCI-Arc has identified skill areas and intellectual qualities they believe are essential to a successful education in architecture and design. The following educational goals for the professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degrees reflect these skill areas and intellectual qualities as defined by SCI-Arc. The Student Performance Criteria (SPC) required of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) are another component of these learning objectives.

1. SCI-Arc’s pedagogy emphasizes active engagement with the world at large, and the production of works that matter globally, locally, and within the city and community.

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2. SCI-Arc emphasizes a pedagogy that seeks a synthesis in the education of the architect by employing different modes of thinking across different fields of knowledge.

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3. SCI-Arc emphasizes the making of architecture, from conceptual design work to fabrication and construction, including printed and digital matter.

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