School of Architecture

CityLab-Sarasota

CityLab-Sarasota Master of Architecture Degree Program

The University of Florida is pleased to announce that starting in Fall 2019, we will once again be offering a Master of Architecture degree program to interested students in the Sarasota area. The program will be managed through our CityLab-Orlando location and all seminar courses will be taught synchronously online, allowing students to log-in from home or their place of work. Studio will be held at the CityLab-Orlando facility on Saturdays, with additional electronic communication during each week. The CityLab-Sarasota studio will be available for student use during the semester, as will the plotting and printing equipment, laser cutter and the resources of the Center for Architecture Sarasota. Dates for information and advising sessions at CityLab-Sarasota will be posted at the start of each semester. No face to face lectures will be held in Sarasota.

Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) Sarasota program is a distance learning program that leads to a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the educational credential required for licensure as a registered architect in most States. Students accepted into the Sarasota program will follow the Advanced Master of Architecture <link to “Advanced Master of Architecture”> curricular track with the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) option. Placement in the program is based on each applicant’s academic qualifications and portfolio of studio work. Based on this review additional leveling coursework may be required as a condition for admission. The program requires students to develop an individual focus of study, supported by faculty of their choosing, that will serve as the foundation for their Master Research Project completed in the final semester of the program.

Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL)

The IPAL initiative, jointly conceived by NCARB and the AIA, enables accredited programs to incorporate professional experience and examination into curricula. The University of Florida is one of twenty-one Colleges or Universities in the U.S.A. certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to offer an IPAL track, that allows students to complete both the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) simultaneously with their degree program. Students who successfully complete the academic program, their AXP and pass all six sections of the ARE 5.0 will be eligible to apply for professional registration upon graduation. In April 2018 UF graduated the first three IPAL participants in the country through their CityLab-Orlando program. To learn more about IPAL visit www.ncarb.org/IPAL to learn about UF’s first three graduates see https://www.ncarb.org/blog/meet-the-first-ipal-graduates

Master of Architecture Degree Program

The Sarasota M. Arch. program is a 52-credit hour program for applicants working in the profession with a pre-professional undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture, a successful record of six to eight previous design studios, and a portfolio reflecting design proficiency. An applicant must also have earned a minimum of 640 AXP hours before starting the program and must be employed and/or will be employed while attending school. The length of time to complete the program is determined by the number of completed AXP hours at the start of the initial semester of the program.

Advanced Master of Architecture Curriculum

Content Areas                                              Credits

Design Studio                                                    18

Structures                                                             4

History/ Theory                                                   3

Professional Practice                                        3

Research Methods                                             3

Thesis/Masters Research Project                 9

Electives                                                              12

Applicants who have earned a NAAB accredited five-year undergraduate professional degree, submit a portfolio reflecting outstanding design proficiency, and have completed 2,300 hours of AXP may receive up to 22 credits of advanced standing toward the Advanced Master of Architecture Degree. The program of study is tailored to the applicant’s previous academic experience.

Tuition

The CityLab-Sarasota M. Arch. program is a market rate off-campus program of the UF Graduate School of Architecture.

Tuition & Fees (2018-19)    Tution $750/cr University Fees $41/cr

Tuition and fees are the same for Resident, Non-resident, and International Students

CityLab-Sarasota Master of Architecture Degree Program

The University of Florida is pleased to announce that starting in fall 2019 we will once again be offering a Master of Architecture degree program to interested students in the Sarasota area. The program will be managed through our CityLab-Orlando location, and all seminar courses will be taught synchronously, on-line, and studio will be held at the CityLab-Orlando facility on Saturdays, with additional electronic communication during each week. The CityLab-Sarasota studio will be available for student use during the semester, as will the plotting and printing equipment, laser cutter, and the resources of the Center for Architecture Sarasota. Dates for information and advising sessions at CityLab-Sarasota will be posted at the start of each semester.

Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) Sarasota program leads to a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the educational credential required for licensure as a registered architect in most States. Students accepted into the -Sarasota program will follow the Advanced Master of Architecture curricular track with the IPAL option. Placement in the program is based on each applicant’s academic qualifications and portfolio of studio work. Based on this review additional leveling coursework may be required as a condition for admission. The program requires students to develop an individual focus of study, supported by faculty of their choosing, that will serve as the foundation for their Master Research Project completed in the final semester of the program.

Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL)

The IPAL initiative, jointly conceived by NCARB and the AIA, enables accredited programs to incorporate professional experience and examination into curricula. The University of Florida is one of twenty-one Colleges or Universities in the U.S.A. certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to offer an IPAL track, that allows students to complete both the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) simultaneously with their degree program. Students who successfully complete the academic program, their AXP and pass all six sections of the ARE 5.0 will be eligible to apply for professional registration upon graduation. In April 2018 UF graduated the first three IPAL participants in the country through their CityLab-Orlando program. To learn more about IPAL visit www.ncarb.org/IPAL to learn about UF’s first three graduates see https://www.ncarb.org/blog/meet-the-first-ipal-graduates

Master of Architecture Degree Program

The Sarasota M. Arch. program is a 52-credit hour program for applicants working in the profession with a pre-professional undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture, a successful record of six to eight previous design studios, and a portfolio reflecting design proficiency. An applicant must also have earned a minimum of 640 AXP hours before starting the program and must be employed and/or will be employed while attending school. The length of time to complete the program is determined by the number of completed AXP hours at the start of the initial semester of the program.

Advanced Master of Architecture Curriculum

Content Areas                                              Credits

Design Studio                                                    18

Structures                                                             4

History/ Theory                                                   3

Professional Practice                                        3

Research Methods                                             3

Thesis/Masters Research Project                 9

Electives                                                              12

Applicants who have earned a NAAB accredited five-year undergraduate professional degree, submit a portfolio reflecting outstanding design proficiency, and have completed 2,300 hours of AXP may receive up to 22 credits of advanced standing toward the Advanced Master of Architecture Degree. The program of study is tailored to the applicant’s previous academic experience.

Tuition

The CityLab-Sarasota M. Arch. program is a market rate off-campus program of the UF Graduate School of Architecture.

Tuition & Fees (2018-19)    Tution $750/cr University Fees $41/cr

Tuition and fees are the same for Resident, Non-resident, and International Students