A message from the director
The IU master’s program in architecture holds, at its core, the idea that cross-pollination between art and design is central to extraordinary creativity and inventive thinking. As a program, we are invested in the idea that students of architecture must develop knowledge belonging to a multiplicity of disciplines held within the fields of art and design. Our innovative program proposes the idea of a “cabled conversation” between faculty, students and a robust visiting faculty program where the strands of discourse and inquiry found within the expressive arts and the sciences weave about and through the discipline of architecture.
Our program utilizes Columbus, Indiana, a city that has been a location for many great experiments of modern architecture and civic consciousness, as a “living laboratory.” Living and working amongst the buildings, space and landscape design of Columbus provides us with the powerful example of precedent and gives us access to the power of community and the unique coalition process that is fundamental to the formation of this special vision of place.
Recognizing, also, that the world is our studio, this program engages our students in a nomadic program of study by traveling to cities, circumnavigating the globe, to analyze how the many acts of invention in art and design are enacted.
In this newly created program in architecture, we intend to provide students with a broad exposure to all forms of creativity and to enable access to knowledge springing from the creation of inspired and thoughtful architectural design.
T. Kelly Wilson
Director, IU Master of Architecture