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Architecture, Urban & Regional Design, M.S.

Create a more sustainable and resilient city of the future by confronting and working to resolve the challenges resulting from severe climate change. Gain a global perspective on urbanism through the study of iconic New York City and diverse urban metropolitan regions around the world.

What You’ll Learn

Develop unparalleled expertise in designing cities around the world that consider social, economic, and environmental ramifications. New York Tech’s M.S. in Architecture, Urban & Regional Design (M.S.AURD) builds on your existing professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture and helps you develop the expertise to manage climatic forces and generate urban form.

While studying in New York City, you’ll connect with political, community, and developer stakeholder organizations throughout the metropolitan area. You’ll also develop a global perspective on urbanism through international travel and project work. Recent sites have included Paris, Naples, Milan, and Shanghai.

Through a range of in-depth courses and our three advanced design studios, you will:

  • Acquire specialized design skills and expertise for careers in urban design practice, research, and teaching.
  • Conduct advanced research-driven by design approaches and interdisciplinary methods.
  • Gain advanced expertise in urbanism principles and practices.

Working with the School of Architecture and Design’s renowned international faculty, you’ll focus on the intersection of urban form, low-carbon cities, and climate resilience to prepare you for your future as an urban design professional.


  • Arquitectonica
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute
  • CannonDesign
  • Grimshaw Architects
  • Kevin Roche Dinkeloo and Associates
  • rePLACE Urban Studio
  • Team One

Career Options

  • Academic Research/Teaching
  • Architect
  • Government Planner
  • Sustainable/Resilient Planning Expert
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban Development Policy Consultant
Farcia Soares (M.S. ‘17)

Architectural Designer

After serving as a research and teaching assistant in the vertical undergraduate-graduate community design studio while attending New York Tech, Farcia was hired by NYC-based Grimshaw to work on aviation, rail transportation, hospitality, and commercial design projects.

Shiva Ghomi (M.S. '18)


Shiva Ghomi took her love of resilient design and opened Sparc Office, a boutique firm with locations in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Amsterdam. Committed to “social-cultural resiliency,” it focuses on creating affordable housing projects in New York City.

Shenger “Anna” Dai (M.S. '2017)


Now an urban designer in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China for infrastructure firm AECOM, Anna’s graduate work included a design studio in which she explored ways of bringing together Brooklyn communities in the Flatbush Avenue area.


“Our students contribute to a creative, collaborative studio culture and engage in cutting-edge research with faculty ... ranging from megacity development to climate change in the city.”

Jeffrey Raven, MSt (Cantab), FAIA

Associate Professor, Director of Urban and Regional Design

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.



1.5 years

Top 15%


Top-Tier Ranking

USNWR Best Colleges - Regional

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

You’ll make career-boosting connections by collaborating with public and private organizations, as well as design professionals actively participating in shaping the future of the New York City area.

You’ll graduate with an advanced proficiencies that employers are looking for, including computational skills such as:

  • 3-D modeling.
  • Print-based and animated presentations.
  • Fabrication tools such as laser cutting, 3-D printing, and CNC milling.
  • Ecological simulation of dynamic climatic behaviors and their performative impact on spatial models of dense, low-carbon, and climate-resilient urbanism.
USNWR Best Colleges - Regional

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

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