Architecture Architecture

In this program you will build knowledge of designing in new contexts and use Copenhagen as a laboratory for architectural exploration that moves beyond the visual, with a studio core course that emphasises project work.



The two tracks of this program ensure it is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects individually and in teams.


>> Architecture Design Studio
You will be instructed in a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of the site and culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits.

>> Architecture Foundations Studio
If you do not have a background in architecture studio or have limited studio experience, this core course offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design - perfect if you think you would like to pursue a graduate degree in architecture.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to architecture and design.

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Architecture studios couple Danish faculty with students from across the U.S., shaping a unique creative space full of fresh perspective. DIS faculty have extensive experience as architects, designers, or urban strategists in one of the world’s most progressive design cultures.They lead profoundly insightful field studies and study tours to actual architecture sites and urban spaces.

In the two years since graduating college, I have worked as an architect in Copenhagen, and will attend Harvard Graduate School of Design this fall - both inspired in large part to to the opportunities I found at DIS!


Program Features & Student Work

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Why Study Architecture in Denmark?

• Studio and elective courses taught by practicing architects and designers who are trained and work in the Danish tradition

• A world-renowned Danish design tradition that will impact your understanding of both local and global design issues

• As part of the studio, you will study and experience Scandinavian and European architecture on site, experiencing the REAL thing and not just an image of it

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