The Rice University School of Architecture (RSA) will offer a Master of Arts and Architecture degree through a postbaccalaureate program to begin in fall 2014.
The two-semester graduate program titled "Present Future" is geared toward students with either professional or undergraduate design degrees, and not necessarily in architecture, according to Albert Pope, the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, who will lead the program during its first two years.
The program’s theme during the first year will be "Next City," as seen through the reality of Hong Kong's New Towns. The Present Future premise is that architects and urban planners need to think less about tearing down and starting over than building upon neighborhoods for which strong parameters have been set by culture and history.
The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. For information about the program, visit http://arch.rice.edu/Fresh-News/NEW-OPTION-3-GRADUATE-PROGRAM/