IIT Architecture’s new curriculum is structured around our innovative “horizontal studio”—a school-wide educational and research laboratory in which students from all degree programs work together on research and design topics related to the metropolis.
These topics will be further defined by yearly themes that will shape the program of visiting professors and lecturers, so that the horizontal studio will offer a chance for students to be taught directly by some of the world’s leading architects. By combining advanced professional students (B.Arch., M.Arch., and M.L.A.) with those in the post-professional programs (M.S. and Ph.D.), the horizontal studio provides a chance for students to experience other modes of studying and working on the built environment, and the opportunity for some to define themselves by moving into one of these advanced degree programs.