École d’architecture
de la ville & des territoires


    The second cycle allows students to acquire critical thinking on issues related to architecture.
    At the end of this course, all students must be capable of designing a project independently, by deepening their concepts, methods and fundamental knowledge. This training prepares students for the different modes of practice and professional fields of architecture, as well as for research. The second cycle lasts two years and leads to the State Diploma of Architecture, which is equal to the grade of Master.

    Presentation and specificities

    The second cycle of architectural studies, or Master1, lasts two years and leads to the State Diploma of Architecture and confers the grade of Master.

    At the École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires, it is organized into four in-depth courses in which the final project and the thesis are developed:

    Architecture & Experience - Eric Lapierre

    Profession of Faith
    According to John Cage, «experimental» describes an action «the outcome of which is not foreseen». This
    program’s name, Architecture & Experiment, celebrates, conjointly, its attachment both to the question of
    scholarly architecture as a discipline based on historical plans and theories, on the one hand, and to the
    experimental character of an exploratory approach on the other. Such an investigative approach has been inherent to the discipline, as concept operandi since the Renaissance, yet on closer examination such experiment proves present in all eras, as attest such examples as the optical corrections of the Parthenon or the edginess of gothic structures pushed to ultimate physical limits. ...
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    Fragments - Ido Avissar

    Profession of Faith
    It is necessary to disperse the universe, to lose respect for the whole. Friedrich Nietzsche

    The role of the Fragments Pathway is to question architecture through its relationship to the metropolis and the territory. The dialogue that we seek, between geography and architectural signs, imposes changes of scale and perspective, assumes a certain distance, and implies a permanent questioning of our project thinking. ...
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    Matter of Thinking - Marc Mimram

    Profession of Faith
    The Pathway is based on an assumption: Architecture is (also) built. The built is not limited to the implementation but is based on a theoretical knowledge that allows a project to be developed from its materiality.
    Materiality is the way of giving meaning to matter through a deliberate choice, the atmosphere it shapes, its craftsmanship, its belonging to the world of its extraction, its transformation, its manufacture, its erudite elaboration in the project. ...
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    Transformation - Paul Landauer

    Profession of Faith
    It is most likely that in the years to come the discipline of architecture - as well as the profession of architect - will no longer be guided by the elaboration of a new world.
    Not because the issues of the present world are stable. We know that the exact opposite is true: the environmental imperative invalidates many of the built situations we inherit, and the expected climate crisis will only increase the extent of this obsolescence. This is the unprecedented paradox in which we are now immersed: we should build a more sustainable, less obsolescent world, but we no longer have the means to do so. We must therefore learn to transform. ...
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    These pathways express marked but complementary ideological positions. The representations and ideas on which they are based are made explicit and stated: this is the best way to allow students to construct their own architectural posture, as they traverse a series of singular worlds during their studies.

    In addition to the courses related to the program (seminar and project), students must take elective courses.
    During these two years of study, students are exposed to the professional world through a practical training period lasting two or three months. If they wish, they can take a one-year break to gain further experience.

    The School of Architecture has chosen to make the awarding of the diploma conditional on obtaining an external certification in a foreign language.


    • two years, i.e. 4 semesters leading to the State Diploma of Architecture;
    • 1,200 hours of supervised teaching;
    • teaching structured in teaching units (UE);
    • The diploma is obtained after validation of all the teaching units of this cycle (120 ECTS);
    • a project and seminar course developed within the framework of the chosen course of study;
    • a practical training period of eight weeks;
    • diversified pedagogical forms: workshop work, lectures, seminars, educational trips;
    • four in-depth courses of study;
    • The final semester ends with the final project.
    Synopsis of the training master
    Semestre 7 ECTS
    UE - Projet 16
    Projet 14
    Projet intensif ville et territoires 2
    UE - Cours obligatoires à option (COO) 14
    1 enseignement obligatoire dans une filière et 6 enseignements à option 14
    Total S7 30
    Semestre 8 ECTS
    UE - Projet 24
    Projet 10
    Séminaire 6
    Stage de formation pratique 8
    UE - Cours obligatoires à option (COO) 6
    3 enseignements à option dont 1 intensif 6
    Total S8 30
    Semestre 9 ECTS
    UE - Projet 26
    Projet 18
    Séminaire 8
    UE - Cours obligatoires à option (COO) 4
    2 enseignements à option 4
    Total S9 30
    Semestre 10 ECTS
    UE - Projet de fin d'études 30
    Projet de fin d'études 20
    Soutenance du projet de fin d'études 10
    Total PFE 30
    Total master 120


    The admission Master's degree is open to students who hold either a diploma in architecture equivalent to the degree of licence, or a French or foreign qualification accepted as an exemption from or equivalent to this diploma.

    And then

    The State Diploma of Architecture allows you to enter the workforce and can lead to: the doctorate in architecture;

    En bref
    Crédits ECTS : 120
    Durée : 2 ans
    Choix d’une filière
    Niveau d'études : bac + 5

    Eric Lapierre
    Ido Avissar
    Marc Mimram
    Paul Landauer


    Documents à télécharger
    schéma des études
    livret des études
    règlement des études
    procédures de réinscription

    Grille(s) - Plan
    grille pédagogique
    plan des salles

    calendrier annuel
    calendriers S1
    calendriers S2
    emploi du temps s1
    emploi du temps s2

    les stages en bref
    guide pratique des stages
    convention de stage
    approbation stage 4A
    demande de validation
    fiche d'évaluation de stage

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