Architecture and Urban Design

The Architecture and Urban Design Department encompasses a wide range of aspects of the discipline: Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning, Urban Sociology, Urban Economics, and Housing, among others. The Department strives for the integration not only of architectural design and urban design, but also interdisciplinary cooperation between these disciplines. Students learn to practice architectural design and integrate it with a wide range of factors. They learn to conceive design at different scale levels, from urban planning to the detailing of buildings, they deal with proportions, light, materials, architectural meaning as well as infrastructure, traffic, economy, and ecology. The students train to develop their designs respecting and considering the context and based on the analysis of the particular site.