The Product-Architecture Lab at Stevens Institute of Technology is a pioneering graduate program integrating the study of Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, and Interaction.
The program overcomes longstanding deficiencies in design education by creating a distinctive fusion of design culture and technology through the disciplines of computation, analysis, and advanced production methodologies.
The goals and objectives of this program are:
To prepare a new generation of design professionals that are fluent in cutting-edge technology and working methodologies.
To use performance criteria to design and engineer expressive environments and form.
To push design computation beyond form finding and visualization towards form resolution and fabrication.
To integrate the study of information management and communication with digital and physical manifestations of data.
The curriculum focuses upon immersion in the tools that inform the program's design objectives, and creates opportunities for students to undertake applied research on real projects and collaborate with designers, engineers, scientists and manufacturers at the most progressive design firms in the metropolitan New York area.
Stevens Institute of Technology has been selected for the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The Stevens team, called "The Learning House", will be comprised of Undergraduate Engineers and Masters of Engineering students at the Product Architecture Lab. Read the Stevens'
Stevens Institute of Technology & Parsons School of Design will present the EMPOWERHOUSE at the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC from September 23 - October 2. Visit the project website
Wishing you continued success in all of your future pursuits!
The Product Architecture Lab presents igloo, software tools to configure & publish parametric designs online. Visit the project website
Class of 2010 alumni, Aditi Patel, Bill Bergeron, Jason Lim, and John Guilford present their research and software tools for architectural acoustics at the 2010 Advances in Architectural Geometry Conference in Vienna, Austria. Visit the project website
John Nastasi founded the Product Architecture Lab in 2004 within the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering & Science. He is an alumnus of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, a recipient of Harvard's Rice Prize for Advancement in Architecture and Engineering and a 1996 recipient of the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York.
The program relies on a circulating group of top industry professionals who specialize in advance methods within their respective fields.
Graduates of the Product Architecture Lab are located in some of the industry's top architecture, design, and engineering offices.
See a diagram of the program's growth and alumni placement here.
See the Product Architecture Lab Alumni LinkedIn group here.
The program features rolling admissions, however starting the program in the Fall semester is recommended. The degree is officially a Masters of Engineering in Product Architecture and Engineering, and normally takes a full-time student 2 years to complete.
Application to the program requires an interview with program director John Nastasi along with submitting all required materials to the office of Graduate Admissions at Stevens Institute of Technology.