Structure of the third year of the course in Architectural Design

In the months of November and December, the Council of the Course of Studies in Architectural Design was convened for the first time, a new single Three-Year Degree Course of the Faculty of Architecture. As a result, the new coordinator of the course prof. Emilio Faroldi was elected. 
In these first meetings the agenda was focused on the structure of the third academic yearstill to be activated that will replace the third year of the previous degree courses of the now ceased schools of Bovisa and Leonardo.The last year sees a six-monthlyization of all the laboratories to facilitate international exchanges and increase the credits of architectural composition.

The scheme is as follows:

First semester

4 credits


12 credits

Design Laboratory III

12 credits

Laboratory Interior Laboratory

II semester

8 credits

Construction Science

12 credits

Final Design Laboratory

4 credits


4 credits

Training course

4 credits

Final exam (thesis)

In these meetings the representation made its voice heard regarding the **optional trying to provide the student with a range of qualities of disciplines of their choice. The thesis will consist of a book **analyzing all the projects carried out in the various laboratories throughout the three-year period.
We tried to address the Ofaproblem, trying to eliminate them, but tearing a promise in better sharing the deadlines of the sessions to pay off the debts and give more weight in the national test to the characterizing and humanistic subjects.

On December 15th thelast Conference of the School of Architecture and Society met to deliberate the creation, with effect from January 1, 2016 of the ** Single School of Urban Architecture and Construction Engineering**. Statistics in hand the Faculty of Architecture of Milan maintains an appeal both internationally and internally with excellent placements. This was a milestone in the reorganization of the University's educational offer in Architecture: the reform path of the three-year courses is already in an advanced state, while 2016 will be the year of discussion of the ** reform of the Master's Degrees **. Of considerable importance is the increase in theplaces available in the master's course in Architecture so as to solve the problem of the lack of places for politecnico students compared to colleagues from other universities.

We can, in conclusion, say that we are halfway through these zero years of the reorganization of the faculty and the course in Architectural Design, son of this new challenge, but there is still a lot of work to be done and we at Svolta want to complete it with the help of all students, not only professionals.