Architectural design will be of central importance through the whole course of studies and will be closely related to the teaching of the historical-humanist and technical-scientific subjects. The design work will be organised in design studios. The project themes are defined by the architects-professors and vary from semester to semester. By the end of the MSc each student will have produced nine projects and completed the Diploma work.
A design studio, guided by a professor or chargé de cours assisted by two architects will have a maximum of 24 students. Attendance at studio sessions is compulsory.
In the first year of the BSc there will be one more design studio attended by all students (this is why it is termed “horizontal”). In terms of course loads and credits earned, the vertical studios amount to half of the course requirements.