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Architecture, Health and Design, M.S.

Explore opportunities for innovation in architecture and design with a focus on health and wellness. Integrate emerging technologies and bridge scientific knowledge to bring new perspectives to designing environments for a better quality of life. Experiment with computational design, prototyping, augmented and intelligent materials, or environmental systems and develop the spatial futures for treatment and convalescence, rethinking how design and building impact humans.

Program Brief

The Master of Science in Architecture, Health and Design (M.S.AHD) program is a two-semester (plus summer term), 30-credit, post-professional master's degree. We welcome applications from graduates with a background in architecture and design, including healthcare design, interior design, industrial design, product design, etc., as well as those with interest and expertise in design technologies (simulation, visualization, robotic interactions, and fabrication, etc.), computational design, and new materials.

Our coordinated curriculum of design studios, labs, and core and elective courses is threaded with a renovated research-oriented approach to health and design. You'll explore methodologies that include prototyping at the scale of product and industrial design, the performative qualities of interior spaces, the exploration of material innovations, and the organizational diagrams of larger healthcare institutions. A final studio project in the summer term will synthesize professional, historical, theoretical, social, and material knowledge, and explore a multidisciplinary topic at the intersection of design, technology and the medical/healthcare fields.


Ultimately, a new form of speculative interdisciplinary design practice may arise from the cross-pollination of various professionals and industry partners, including industrial and product designers, and a range of contributors from health sciences and other experts.


  • Architecture
  • Architecturel Design
  • Interior Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Computation and Fabriacation
  • Environmental Design
  • Health and Wellness DesignInstitutional Space Planning
  • Composite Materials, Responsive Materials
  • Biomaterials, Live Materials
  • Simulation, Big Data, Machine Learning AI
  • VR, MR, AR

Student Work

In preparation for the launch of the new M.S.AHD, the School of Architecture and Design has worked on the intersection of health and design within the context of undergraduate Design Studios, including the B.Arch Year-5 Thesis Studios.


Faculty Work

School of Architecture and Design faculty are active in professional practice in the area of healthcare design and in design research on health and wellness-related fields.


COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the School of Architecture and Design has resoundingly joined together in a collective endeavor to make PPE for hospitals and healthcare workers.


“There is the urgency to reframing the inherent and meaningful spatial relation between human health, wellbeing, and our built and natural environments with novel set of skills and a more conscious mindset.”

Maria Perbellini, M.Arch.

Dean, School of Architecture and Design

Exceptional experiences.
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USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North. (Best Colleges/US News Regional Universities)

How You’ll Succeed

Graduates of the program are equipped with design skills in 3-D modeling, analysis and simulation software, fabrication and material methods, along with theoretical, historical and professional knowledge, as the skills and knowledge with which to enter practice or further education in health-related design.

Graduates of the M.S. AHD program may apply for an extended OPT three-year work visa, authorizing them to work in the U.S.

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North. (Best Colleges/US News Regional Universities)

Do. Make. Innovate.

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