The Master of Architecture course at University of Technology, Jamaica enables students to study the varied cultural history of cities and towns.
School: University of Technology, Jamaica, Caribbean School of Architecture
Course: Master of Architecture
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Course dates: September 2022 to June 2023
Application deadline: 28 May 2022
The Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA) at the University of Technology, Jamaica, is a unique school established in 1988 to provide for the education of architects for the English-speaking territories of the Caribbean.
The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BAAS) and the Master of Architecture (MArch) degrees are validated internationally by the Commonwealth Association of Architects and accredited by The University Council of Jamaica. The network of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) includes the Caribbean archipelago.
Here, aspects of size and proximity designate the sea, issues of climate, landscape, low and high resources, vulnerable settlement, as well as varied histories and cultures as Geo-Sites for interrogating Architecture. Regional and Extra-Regional Urban Study travel provides cultural immersion studies of cities and towns, drawing corollaries with histories of diversity.
The Study Tour programme, a core component of the Design Studio, connects research and practice in a live setting. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote urban studies have enhanced the way the quality of place can be perceived, conceived and lived. In this context of sustainability and cultural practices, the CSA assumes with greater urgency its role and global impact on the natural and built environments.
Top image: A display board of drawings of a project by student Jason Pinnock.