Contemporary Practice


ARCH 543




Through stakeholder panel discussions, lectures, and assignments, the course will survey professional design practice business models and processes. It will explore specialization and interdisciplinarity; methods of assembling consultant teams; how projects are managed and delivered; and how impacts of this disruptive age are affecting these models. It will also explore how a design practice’s public interest advocacy with respect to environmental, social, and cultural issues may be reconciled with entrepreneurship and client obligations.

ARCH 543 is a core requirement for MArch and Dual Degree students admitted 2020W and forward.

Prerequisite: Completion of first year MArch or Dual Degree. 

Eligible student groups:  M.Arch, Dual Degree admitted 2020W.  Other graduate students in SALA may register on the waitlist.