The Honours Programme Advanced School of Architecture (ASA) of the Politecnico Milano is an "additive" training course that runs parallel to the Master's Degree Programs in Architecture (class LM-4). The mission of the ASA is to strengthen and develop the figure of the architect-designer, through design and research activities that put him in direct contact with the professional reality and with the complexity of the processes currently underway in the various European and extra-European realities.
Director Pierre-Alain Croset
ASA is aimed at talented young students selected (20 per year) on the basis of the didactic curriculum and the average achieved in the Bachelor's Degree or in the first three years of the five-year single cycle Master Degree at PoliMI.
Students of the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering can apply if:
Students from the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering at Politecnico Milano can apply:
The programme takes place over the two years of the Master's Degree and the fourth and fifth years of the Single Cycle through educational experiences, with compulsory attendance, of two types:
There are 3 Master Classes lasting one week, to be held at the Politecnico di Milano premises in the following periods:
Advanced Design Practice
The Advanced Design Practice experience takes place after the end of the Master's degree/ single-cycle degree years, for at least 600 hours (15 weeks) in an architecture studio of excellence, to be chosen from a list of international studios affiliated to the Politecnico. Part of the hours of this activity will be recognised as part of the compulsory curricular traineeship.
Students will have to return the completeness of their design and professional experience as a 'logbook', with a critical text illustrated with sketches, drawings and photographs.
In keeping with the ASA's mission to strengthen and develop the figure of the architect-designer, the degree thesis must compulsorily be a project thesis (Research by Design), the elaboration of which may begin within one of the Master Classes or during the period of Advanced Project Practice in the architectural practice of excellence.