Degree Tracks


Master of  Architecture

Specialization in Situated Technology



Master of Science in Architecture

Specialization in Situated Technology

The Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization in Situated Technologies is a three-semester MS program. The degree program is designed to introduce graduates of programs in architecture, design and related fields to the analysis, design and interpretation of artifacts, spaces and media that are responsive to their context. Computational technology provides both a means and a medium for this research – an operative paradigm for articulating relations between people, information and the material fabric of everyday life.

The program features an open and flexible curriculum that can be customized around students’ interests. Two focus areas of instruction include courses in the techniques and methods necessary to work creatively with contemporary and emerging technologies, and courses aimed at developing a critical position vis-à-vis the history and theory of technology, mediation and spatial experience. The program recognizes that today, architectural production takes a variety of forms and that careers in architecture often extend beyond traditional modes of professional practice and academic scholarship. It prepares graduates to address questions regarding the convergence of architecture and situated technologies throughout their creative, intellectual and professional lives.

The post-professional Master of Science in Architecture and Situated Technologies offers those with prior studies and professional experience in architecture and design the distinct opportunity to obtain new vocabularies and methods of research, and to pursue a special research or thesis project, all with a focus on relations between the built environment and computational technologies.


Master of Science in Architecture + Master of Science in Media Architecture

International Media Architecture Master Studies (IMAMS)

The International Media Architecture Master Studies (IMAMS) program offered by the University at Buffalo and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is a two-year Masters program providing students with an international perspective on the emerging field of Media Architecture.

Students spend one year at each institution and are awarded two separate, nationally recognized degrees: the Master of Science in Architecture (MS) from the University at Buffalo and the Master of Science in Media Architecture (MS) from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Located two hours from Berlin by train, the Bauhaus offers courses in a variety of subjects including Media Art, Media Culture, Media Design, Media Systems, Media Architecture, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, among others. Building on the robust tradition of the Bauhaus movement of the 20th century, the school has a long-standing reputation for supporting an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, a close link to industrial practice and an international perspective. Courses are offered predominantly in English, and an intensive German language course for non-native speakers is available to all students participating in the program.


A limited number of scholarships covering travel expenses between Buffalo and Weimar are available on a competitive basis.