MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

MArch. Architecture and Design.

MArch Valencia originates as a cultural meeting point for professional architects and designers, students and companies with a same set of values; with the aim of bringing together and sharing all different experiences that arise during creative processes.

A nexus between the academical, professional and enterprise worlds, which is vital nowadays.

This different master and postgraduate MArch programs , are directed by Fran Silvestre and feature influential speakers and studios from the current architecture as Alvaro Siza Studio, Souto de Moura Studio, Manuel Aires Mateus Architects, OAB • Ferrater, Juan Domingo Santos and Fran Silvestre Architects.

The process of learning develops by following practical activities that allow to systematize and apply technical knowledge to the development of different phases of professional activity.

These experiences converge in Espai Alfaro, a place of artistic tradition which allows for synergies to be generated between all different contributors through the proposed teaching programs.

The Place

March programs are placed on one hand on the urban campus of the European University of Valencia, located in the city center.

On the other hand, Espai Alfaro is a place of artistic tradition where Art, Design, and Architecture come together. It was born as a workshop and studio of Valencian sculptor Andreu Alfaro and was designed by architect Emilio Giménez. In 1995, the space is enlarged by the same architect, building the space for the studio and the Alfaro Hofmann Collection.

Nowadays, this space is conceived as a place of interaction and relationship between different cultural standing points through exhibitions, events, teaching programs and professional practice.

A space of 7.000sqm composed by the Workshops, the Square, the Library, the MArch Classroom, the Alfaro Hofmann Studio, the Fran Silvestre Architects Studio, the Alfaro Hofmann Collection and the Space for Temporary Exhibitions.

Student Profile

The programs are aimed at students in their last year of Architecture, architects, building engineers, interior designers, and graduates or licensed in other creative disciplines.

MArch - Campus

Programs and Duration

Master in Architecture, Design, and Innovation begins in October 2017 and ends in October 2018, with a dedication of 60 ECTS

Postgraduate program on Applied Architecture begins in October 2017 and ends in May 2018, with a dedication of 35 ECTS


Classroom schedule is Thursday and Friday from 9 to 14 h or 16 to 21 h. Compatible with other educational and professional activities.

What is included in the Program?

  • Welcome pack
  • Free access classroom during the week
  • Wifi and access to A4 and A3 printer in the classroom
  • Kitchen and snacks during breaks
  • Alfaro Hofmann access to the library (on request)
  • Access to University services

Master in Architecture, Design, and Innovation

  • Travel to Barcelona (transport for 1 day)
  • Travel to Oporto (transport and accommodation for two nights)
  • Travel to Milan (transport and accommodation for two nights)

Postgraduate Programme on Applied Architecture

  • Travel to Barcelona (transport for 1 day)
  • Travel to Oporto (transport and accommodation for two nights)

MArch - Classroom


The registration process is open until completing the places. To apply send an email to the following address:

Modules and Contents of the Programs

Module 01. Communication
- Communicating with Digital Media. Community management & Personal Branding;
- NACHO LAVERNIA (Lavernia&Cienfuegos). Introduction to Graphic and Product Design; 
- DIEGO OPAZO Introduction to Architectural Photography. Photography Workshop; 
- Art Direction in a Photo Shoot. Architectural Photography and Product Workshop;
- Post-production of Architectural Photography;
- DIEGO OPAZO. Architectural Photography. Light in Architecture. Workshop;
- JUAN DOMINGO SANTOS. Ways of seeing the ordinary. Tradition and innovation. Lecture and project revision.

Module 02. Investigation
- FRAN SILVESTRE. Research. ‘Making to Think’. Model workshop;
- ÁLVARO SIZA | SOUTO DE MOURA. Trip to Oporto. Visiting Architecture.;
- MANUEL AIRES MATEUS. The Architectural Project. Lecture and Round Table; 
- Innovation Workshop. Workshop with Solid Surface material;
- Formalization of the idea of the Project. Practical development of architectural design;
- Realistic visualization of inner and outer scenes. 3D model production and rendering.

MArch - Workshops

Module 03. Building
- Methodology of the architectural Project. Project Workshop. Base and Working Project;
- Budget and management. Implemented with specialized software;
- DAVID GALLARDO. Designing singular structures. Specialized software for structure analysis and design;
- OAB • FERRATER. Materialization of the architectural Project. Lecture and project revision;
- Introduction to interior design;
- ANDRÉS ALFARO. On-site visits. Management and end of construction.

Module 04. Digital Innovation
- ESTUDIO AGRAPH. Image building and post-production;
- ESTUDIO AGRAPH. Set construction and project insertion. Image production and post-production;
- 3D design of interior spaces. Implemented with BIM Systems;
- ALFONSO CALZA. Workshop: Video for Architecture. Film and cut.

Module 05. Interior Architecture
- ANDRÉS ALFARO. Interior design as a profession. Designing details. Design workshop;
- FRANCESC RIFÉ. From interior design to contract projects. General implementation of facilities;
- JOSÉ CARLOS NUNES OLIVEIRA. Comfort in inner spaces. Connection to the entrepreneurial sphere and visit;
- Industrial tools for interior design. Visit the International Furniture Fair.

MArch - Building site visits

Module 06. Product
- LAVERNIA & CIENFUEGOS Packaging design and corporate branding. Lecture and project revision;
- GANDÍA BLASCO. Design and construction of furniture prototypes. Product design workshop;
- Product design and graphic. Lecture and practical work;
- Industrial tools for product design. Connecting with the entrepreneurial field and visit.

Module 07. Final Project
- Masters final Project: International Portfolio, Business plan or Style Manual.

MArch. Architecture and Design
More information:
Tel: 00 34 601 109 365

Cite: "MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation" 22 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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