- 2015-2016 Ph.D. Guide [PDF] (The present guide is presently being updated to integrate the brand new Student Information System on campus. The department information within the guide regarding needs continue to be relevant, nevertheless the campus human resources regarding TeleBears, BearFacts, GLOW, and Educational Funding can change.)
The Ph.D. in architecture is really a research degree suitable for individuals seeking careers in teaching and scholarship in architecture and it is related areas, or perhaps in roles in government or professional consultation that need depth in specialization and experience of research. Berkeley’s Ph.D. enter in architecture is interdisciplinary in outlook, reaching in to the various disciplines associated with architecture and incorporating substantial understanding from outdoors fields. Students accepted for this program do a program of advanced study and research, both based on formal class work as well as individual analysis. Work focuses on three related areas of study, the main field (the foundation for the dissertation), and something-to-two minor fields, a minumum of one which should be from the discipline outdoors architecture.
The Ph.D. degree emphasizes course work and supervised independent research within the following regions of study:
Major fields outdoors these fields or combinations thereof can also be suggested during the time of admission.
Course jobs are individually developed through consultation by having an academic advisor. Outdoors areas of study may make use of the College’s varied sources. Recent graduates have finished outdoors fields in anthropology, art history, business, city and regional planning, information technology, various engineering fields, psychology, women’s studies, geography and sociology.
Listed here are people from the M.S. – Ph.D faculty. Please also evaluate the current listing of all faculty within the Architecture Department. A sampling of the scientific studies are described within the Center for Ecological Design Studies list .
Nezar AlSayyad. Professor of Architecture, City Planning, Urban Design, and concrete History
Traditional Dwelling and Settlements, Motion picture Urbanism, Cultural Heritage, Fundamentalism, Hybrid Urbanism, Islamic Architecture, Middle Eastern Metropolitan areas, Urban Informality and Virtual Reality.
Gail S. Brager. Professor of Architecture
Passive Design Strategies, Comfort and Adaptation in Naturally-Ventilated Structures, Publish-Occupancy Evaluation and private Comfort Systems.
Luisa Caldas. Professor of Architecture
Transformative Computation, Generative Design Systems in Architecture, Thermal and Daylighting Behavior of Structures and Growth and development of New Construction Materials.
Greg Castillo. Affiliate Professor of Architecture
twentieth century Architecture with Focus on Mid-Century Modernism, Cold War-Era Design, Consumer Culture, Architecture and also the Good reputation for Feelings.
Galen Cranz. Professor of Architecture
Chairs and the body-Conscious Design, Urban Parks, the Sociology of Taste, Ethnography for Design, Publish-Occupancy Evaluation and Qualitative Research Methods.
Margaret Crawford. Professor of Architecture
Good reputation for Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Background and Theory, US Built Atmosphere Studies, Urbanism in China
C. Greig Crysler. Affiliate Professor of Architecture
Architecture of Globalization, discourses of Architecture and Urbanism and also the Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality and also the Built Enviornment.
Paul Groth. Professor of Architecture and Geography
American Vernacular Architecture, Ordinary Architecture and also the Good reputation for Housing.
Stefano Schiavon. Assistant Professor of Architecture
Energy Use, Ventilation Strategies, Radiant Systems, Air Movement, Thermal Comfort, Building Performance Simulations, Publish-Occupancy Evaluations, Indoor Ecological Quality.
Simon Schleicher. Assistant Professor of Architecture
Flexible Structures, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, Adaptive Architecture, Compliant Mechanisms, Bio-inspired Design and Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping, Structural Design and Computational Form-finding.
Andrew Shanken. Professor of Architecture
Architecture and Consumer Culture, Memory and also the Built Atmosphere, Paper Architecture and also the Unbuilt, Expositions, Themed Landscapes, and Architectural Rhetoric.
NOTE: Information on these needs are presently under discussion through the M.S./Ph.D. committee and will also be updated when finalized. Program needs may also be provided inside a forthcoming student guide.
The Ph.D. enter in architecture is controlled by the rules from the College Graduate Division and administered through the departmental Ph.D. committee. Specific degree needs include:
- No less than 2 yrs in residence.
- Completing a 1-semester course in research methods.
- Satisfaction of the language requirement. Note: Language needs for Ph.D. students are presently being discussed and could vary with respect to the niche area. Details is going to be forthcoming.
- Completing one-to-two outdoors areas of study.
- An itemized qualifying examination, adopted by an dental qualifying examination.
- A dissertation.
Course needs for that degree include:
Quantity of Units
Architecture Breadth Courses
*Note: The precise quantity of needed breadth units is under discussion. These includes courses within the Department of Architecture but outdoors the speciality area, and could include lectures, workshops or studio. These courses can also be among the outdoors fields for that degree. Students ought to work carefully using their advisors to pick courses suitable for their academic plan.
Graduate Forms + Documents
Graduate Forms and Documents
Ph.D. and Master of Science Students
Read about the Ph.D. students, as well as their research within the Architecture Program
PHD PROFILE: ANNA GOODMAN – The Evolution from the “Citizen Architect” within the twentieth century
PhD candidate Anna Goodman discusses the Citizen Architect’s evolution and public interest design within the twentieth century.
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