As the graduate program priority application deadline is approaching this Friday, January 15, 2016 at Woodbury School of Architecture, prospective graduate students are given even more opportunities to pursue a graduate degree of their choice at the two Woodbury University campuses.
Woodbury School of Architecture recently launched its highly anticipated, landmark Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program in San Diego, which promises to transform the relationship between nature and society. This groundbreaking program is the result of five years of development, emerging as a need to research, discuss, and examine issues related to climate change, sustainability, and society at various scales, ranging from architecture to regions.
“The program’s uniqueness is its location, its faculty, and its interest in exploring sustainability, ecological design, and resilient landscapes in relation to contemporary lifestyles, to project new futures for the world,” says Associate Professor Jose Parral.
“Our MLA program is distinctive because it engages climate change as an inevitability and an opportunity to reinvent the built environment, specifically in regions of water scarcity,” says Associate Dean of the School of Architecture, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA.
In addition to the brand-new MLA program, Woodbury University unveiled a new Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program at its Barrio Logan campus, also commencing in Fall 2016. The MIA program argues for interior architecture as a unique body of knowledge, with a distinct discourse, canon, and set of methodologies, filtered through the lens of art and architectural criticism and theory. As contemporary architectural practice continues to focus on issues of technology, technique, urbanism, and other aspects of exteriority, the MIA program looks to advance the role of the human condition in the discourse, and to argue for the social, cultural, material, sensorial and communicative realms of design.
“We’re excited at the prospect of expanding the MIA program to our San Diego campus, where we can now draw on the area’s rich talent pool and exceptionally strong professional community,” says Christoph Korner, Department Chair, Interior Architecture, in Woodbury’s School of Architecture.
“Interior Architecture is the discipline that bridges the gap between architecture and interior design — the relationship between body and space, the experience of our environment with all senses. Space, materials, surfaces, light, colors, the things we see, touch, even smell – all comprise interior architecture. The new MIA program will complement both its Los Angeles counterpart and the thriving MArch cohort at Barrio Logan.”