Programme Director: Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Despite the difficult year behind us, MA in Architecture and Urban Design students have faced the challenge and produced work of high quality while learning a great deal about cities, life and urban design. Against all odds, we successfully combined lectures and seminars online with studio teaching on Canterbury campus, and in our associate partner’s office in Paris, delivering blended teaching of high quality.
Our MA in Architecture and Urban Design thus offered a distinctive perspective on how quality research into everyday life can address the dynamic circumstances of our cities and of the environment today. Population growth, climate change and the pandemic were the latest conditions we have addressed in our urban design studies in both Canterbury and Paris. The desire to design quality urban spaces and to consider how best to achieve well-balanced life for everybody in relation to the built environment have been the central precepts of our strivings.