SMArchS in Design and Computation

The Design and Computation Group inquires into the varied nature and practice of computation in architectural design, and the ways in which design meaning, intention, and knowledge are constructed through sensing, thinking, and making computationally. It focuses on the development of innovative computational tools, processes and theories, and applying these in creative, socially meaningful responses to challenging design problems.


Admissions for SMArchS

Deadline and Submissions

SMArchS Admissions Requirements

Online Application

Application Fee



Statement of Objectives

English Proficiency Requirement

The minimum score required for SMArchS candidates is 7 and the minimum TOEFL score is 600 (250 for computer-based test, 100 for Internet-based test). While either test score is accepted, the IELTS score is preferred.

Graduate Record Examination

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for SMArchS applicants.


A non-returnable portfolio is required of all SMArchS applicants, including those who do not have a previous architecture degree or background.


Interviews are not required for SMArchS applicants. All prospective students are welcome to visit the Department. If you would like to visit the campus for a student tour of the Department, please contact in advance of your trip:

Annette Horne-Williams

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Degree requirements for SMArchS