“BIArch is a place for the production and dissemination of architectural knowledge, anchored in a specific place and culture but open to the exterior.” Josep Lluís Mateo, President of the BIArch Board of Directors, Chair of Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich and Principal of Mateo Arquitectura
The Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch) is an international institution set up to further the interaction between academic research, specialized practice and the dissemination of contemporary architecture. BIArch seeks to promote new ways of considering and practicing architecture within the context of rapidly changing technological, environmental, and economic conditions.
The Institute is currently receiving applications to the second edition of the MBIArch Master in Architecture. The post-professional degree program consists of an innovative curriculum covering Architectural Design, Urban & Territorial Studies, Energy & Building Technologies, Digital Media, as well as History, Theory, & Criticism. Supported by an outstanding international faculty, the course combines lectures, seminars, studio work, and on-site workshops in aiming to bridge the gap between professional training, critical analysis and design-based research.
The 2010-2011 academic year has proven to be exciting as the Institute launched the first edition of the MBIArch. Through the course curriculum, design studios and the BIArch Open Lectures and events, students have had access to a range of interdisciplinary discussions and expertise presented by such renowned professionals and practitioners as Pier Vittorio Aureli, Enrique Walker, David Adjaye, Iñaki Ábalos, Stan Allen (watch lecture), Agustí Obiol, Joan Roig, and Riken Yamamoto.
The MBIArch Program is open to applicants holding a professional degree in architecture from an accredited college/university. Students come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, with an international mindset and normally a minimum of two years professional experience. The program requires one year of full-time study and is offered entirely in English. A post-professional Master’s degree consisting of 60 ECTS credits will be awarded by the Barcelona Institute of Architecture and recognized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra upon satisfactory completion of the program.
BIArch will be accepting and reviewing applications for next year’s program until May 9, 2011.