Institute of Architecture
The Institute of Architecture aims to educate reflective practitioners of architecture of international standing. Its educational attitude acknowledges the fundamental diversity of the discipline of architecture by seeking to develop in its students both a broad range of methods and the strength of individual conviction.
By overlaying its traditional architectural heritage with an experimental and forward-facing focus on process, the Institute seeks to provide its students with the competence and individuality necessary to realize buildings of the highest quality. Programs in material tectonics and performance-oriented design provide a basis for research-based studios, and studio-based research, in line with our belief that the best architecture is both concrete and conceptual.
The Institute has an international staff of approximately 20 full-time and 20 part-time instructors and researchers. Each semester, the Institute is host to an internationally distinguished guest professor. We maintain close ties to a select group of schools in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Thomas McQuillan is Head of Institute.