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MASTER SUARCH Sustainable Architecture and Smart Cities

Post-graduate professional master of second level in “Sustainable Architecture and Smart Cities” (SUArch)
Academic Year: 2021/2022
The Master Program aims to offer an integrated design approach to apply the principles, methodology and tools of sustainable/adaptive architecture, and to develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. A holistic perspective stresses the many architectural expressions and possibilities encompassed within environmental design and green architecture for resilient cities. 
The graduates from this program will implement knowledge and skill in the area of innovative sustainable architectural design: they will advice companies to develop more attractive sustainable building plan, more aesthetic solution for renewables in building, more competitive real estate investment, or more nature-based solutions for urban retrofitting and resilience actions. As advisors for municipalities or companies, the graduates will spent their expertise to analyze and to evaluate the building performance, as well as to define the building environmental quality assessment. 

LANGUAGE: English 



4 Modules 24 CFU

Design Workshops 16 CFU

Internship 12 CFU

Dissertation Thesis 8 CFU

At the end of each didactic module intermediate written tests, multiple response tests or exercises in working groups will be carried out to assess the level of learning achieved by the participants.



Lessons, design tutorial on case studies, project work -workshop (multidisciplinary), e-learning (on-line tutorial), internship (training experience in design company/public administration), hybrid written and design-project thesis


TUITION FEE for the full Master Programme

It covers the following: Academic and tutorial costs - Didactic material (mainly in electronic format) - Local Workshop participation - All didactic activities, travel, accommodation for Florence Workshops, internship, thesis dissertation and all other expenses are the responsibility of each participant.


ATTENDANCE: max 50 candidates



Candidates with an adequate level of English language knowledge, may participate in the Master if they are holders of any five years degree (or three-year degree + two-years degree) or a title obtained out of Italy which must be considered equivalent to that university degree. In most cases, the Bachelor’s Degree is an academic title which allows access to this Master.

Second level master courses are accessible only to students that have a Second Cycle (Master’s) Degree or equivalent, in one of the following qualifications: architecture, or related classes in engeneer.

The selection procedure is divided in two stages:
1) Academic evaluation of the candidate’s curriculum based on the information provided by the applicants through the online Application System;
2) Interview will be done if the number of the admissions exceded the maximum number of admission.
Interview may also be carried out by videoconference. 
The merits of the applicants will be weighted according to the following criteria:
-Academic records: 40% - up to 16 points
-Professional and research experience: 20% - up to 8 points
-Personal interview: 40% - up to 16 points


In order to participate in the admission competition, candidates must apply to the Master. The public notice will be published on


ultimo aggiornamento: 03-Giu-2021
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