Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Architectural Design Concentration

MICA's Architectural Design Studio Concentration will introduce you to new ways of making, thinking and drawing with which you can create complex things, solve physical problems and help you to better make any Art physical or digital you want. The AD concentration is a great choice for Animators, Graphic Designers, Interdisciplinary Sculptors, Illustrators, Painters and more.

Program Overview

The Architectural Design Studio Concentration will introduce you to architectural representation and analytic techniques, the design process and the development of rigorous design strategies. Learn how to work with restrictive design elements such as the body, site, program, light, air, materials, structures, and building methods.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The concentration consists of 15 credits.
  • Nine of those credits will be earned in the core design studios. The core studio work is the need-to-know information.
  • To find out more, do not hesitate to get in touch with us to talk more about it if you’d like. Just stop by the 4th floor of the Dolphin Building to speak to the chair, faculty or to students and to see our studio and work. Lirn, our Admin Assistant  has some information and a cookie waiting just for you!

Finally if the concurrent requirements you will see in the curriculum are a scheduling issue for you, please email or contact the chair Timmy Aziz at to find a work around the requirement .

Architectural Design Major

Chart Your Future

Head back to the Architectural Major page for more information about MICA's Architectural Design department, or reach out and ask us a question. We're here to help you chart your future, clearly and wisely.

Elizabeth Ewing, A Maze based Pavilion Design, 2014 + Enlarge
Ellwood Chen, Story based Pavilion design 2014 + Enlarge
Review of Ellwood Chen's work, 2014 + Enlarge
Class field trip to the renown Architecture and Design firm Gensler, DC. + Enlarge

Field Trip to the Architecture and Design firm Gensler, DC

Introduction to Architectural Design Class, April 6, 2014

Timmy Aziz

Timmy Aziz

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