Master of Tall Building and Vertical Urbanism

The post-professional Master of Tall Buildings and Vertical Urbanism (MTBVU), an academic degree, offered by the College of Architecture is intended for students with professional degrees in architecture who seek to develop a better understanding of the theories, methods, and technologies necessary to achieve high performance, energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable high rise buildings.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to applicants holding an accredited professional degree in architecture, urban design, or allied field. Applicants with a degree earned outside the U.S. must have the equivalent to a first professional degree and be eligible for licensure in their home country.

Required Courses (24)
ARCH 545Arch Studio V: Advanced6
ARCH 546Arch Studio VI: Advanced6
ARCH 570Talking TALL I3
ARCH 571Talking TALL II3
ARCH 572Tall Building Technologies I3
ARCH 573Tall Building Technologies II3
Elective Courses (6)
Select 6 credit hours from the following list:6
Material: Transparent3
Topics in Advanced Technology3
Desn Energy-Efficient Bldg I3
Design of Energy-Eff Bldg II3
Special Problems1-8
BIM Applications for Bldg Perf3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs3
Applied Bldg Energy Modeling3
Business Economics3
Financial Modeling I3
Strategic Management and Desig3
Financial Management3
Marketing Strategy3
Project Management3
Comm. Real Estate Transactions3
Real Estate Acquisitions & Dev2
Total Credit Hours30