triennali 15-16

Master Degree Programme in Architecture






Fernanda De Maio


class degree

LM-4 Architettura e ingegneria edile – Architettura



induction weeks

A warm welcome to our new students

joining the Master Degree Programme in Architecture

14 > 31 october 2019



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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

BA degree in architecture, assessment of portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants, certificate confirming the knowledge of English language (minimum level accepted: B2; minimum scores accepted: IELTS 5.5-6.5; Cambridge FCE; TOEFL 87-109; Trinity ISE II; TOEIC 750-800).


Studying Architecture in Venice

Venice provides lifelong inspiration. An uninterrupted tradition links Venice to its School of Architecture. Such masters as Carlo Scarpa and Aldo Rossi taught at Iuav, were affected by the beauty of the place and put it into their works.

Iuav caters for the needs of rapidly changing professional environments.

It makes a commitment to teaching design and planning as interpretations of spaces, knowledge of their history and synergy of multidisciplinary competences and skills.


MA Architecture Prospectus 2019

The English-taught MA provides education and training for internationally oriented architects, in accordance with the Directive of the European Parliament 2005/36/CE.

It gives students an excellent preparation for the changing demands of society, both in the technical-scientific area and the humanities. It teaches how to cope with present-day problems related to urban and natural landscapes. It focuses on the conservation and transformation of different architectural and urban contexts, with special attention paid to environmental, economic and social sustainability.

MA Architecture prepares students to tackle pressing architectural, urban and environmental issues in the national and international scenes. It proposes updated visions of architecture and integrates them with ideas from global culture.

It employs the most innovative techniques and methodologies to train generations of digital natives. This also means providing cross-disciplinary competences in:

urban projects and theories on the city, with their related issues of sustainable growth and sustainable decrease

Italian cultural heritage and its conservation through regenerative projects that can be applied to other countries and contexts

interior and exhibition design – a global asset for today’s architects.


The Iuav Master in Architecture offers student-centred learning through problematization, experimentation and critical reflection by applying a variety of methods and practices to finally acquire advanced skills and reach informed positions.

The modules taught in each semester are developed in synergy. They are research-driven

in order to present design as a process of inquiry. Each semester includes one integrated design lab and two theoretical courses.


Postgraduate opportunities

MA students are highly qualified to hold important positions in both national and international agencies. They can work in public institutions, private practices and public companies in the fields of construction and urban and regional planning.

MA is a prerequisite to take the Italian State Exam to qualify as licensed architects.

Iuav Career Service helps postgraduates to find the most suitable opportunities for internships and land future jobs, both in Italy and abroad.





1st semester

FALL/WINTER  – 28 credits


Integrated Design Lab focus 1

Sustainable Urban Design & Performance;

Architectural and urban design 6 credits

Aldo Aymonino

Urban and landscape planning 6 credits

Enrico Fontanari

Landscape Architecture 6 credits

Luigi Latini


Sustainable Property Investment and Valuation 

Real estate appraisal 4 credits

Sergio Copiello


City dynamics and economics

Applied economies 4 credits

Margherita Turvani



2nd semester

WINTER/SPRING 2020 – 28 credits + 4 credits internship


Integrated Design Lab focus 2

Architecture, Interior and Creative Exhibition Design

Interior design and staging 6 credits

Sebastián Irarrázaval

Architectural technology 6 credits

Dario Trabucco

Building physics and energy systems 4 credits

Massimiliano Scarpa


History of contemporary architecture

Architectural History 6 credits

Angelo Maggi


Theory and History of Representational Methods

Drawing 6 credits

Agostino De Rosa


chosen by the students

4 credits internship



3rd semester

FALL/WINTER 2020/21 – 30 credits


Integrated Design Lab focus 3

Regeneration and Conservation of Historic Buildings and Environments

Architectural and Urban design 6 credits

Fernanda De Maio

Architectural restoration 6 credits

Emanuela Sorbo

Structural engineering 6 credits

Salvatore Russo


Heritage and Project

Architectural history 6 credits

Vitale Zanchettin


Analysis and Theory of Architecture

Architectural and urban design 6 credits

Valerio Paolo Mosco



4th semester

WINTER/SPRING 2020/21 – 22 credits + 8 chosen by the students


Research Lab *

Visual and Narrative towards the Thesis Project 

12 credits + 6 credits for the final thesis, which is co-tutored by a Iuav professor and an external tutor

Architectural and urban design 4 credits

eminent visiting professor

Drawing 4 credits

guest lecturer

English Literature 4 credits

Elisa Bizzotto



* As an alternative to the Research Lab, students can choose an Erasmus-exchange programme of 12 credits (three months in a university abroad as research time) + 6 credits for the final thesis, which is co-tutored by a Iuav professor and an external tutor.


Theory of the city

Urban and landscape planning 6 credits

Maria Chiara Tosi