The Degree Post-Graduate Program in Architecture and Urban Planning, with a Master’s program since the year 2000 and a Doctorate program since 2006, is a consolidated higher-learning course that builds the skills and enables the development of researchers and professors by means of academic and scientific production. It is meant to ensure qualitative teaching and research, and reflection and practice associated with Architecture and Urban Planning. Its learning and research design stems from the remarkable role that the Mackenzie Architecture and Urban Planning Program (FAU-Mackenzie) has played since its establishment in 1947, in the light of Brazilian architectural production and the tradition of Mackenzie University, one of the oldest higher-education centers in Brazil. The Program is based on studies and research into reflection and the production of knowledge about and for Architecture and Urban Planningprojects within the theoretical and practical arenas, by means of its research tracks, subjects, research and intellectual and technical production.

Relevance to Researchs

Intended for professors, researchers and professionals involved with territory design and intervention, management and planning. Fosters reflection on socio-cultural processes associated with architecture and cities; and architectural and city planning design in all of its potentialities and under all of its constraints, vi-à-vis continued transformation of professional action. Investigates modern and contemporary experiences, and the respective current problematizations of design.

Reviews and Awards

2018 -  International Research Thesis Award. Urban transformation: housing density and compact city. UNAM - National Autounomous  University  of Mexico:  Winner - the Thesis “From norm to form: contemporary urbanism and the materialization of the city “‘ by Eliana de Queiroz Barbosa ( advisor Nadia Somekh), defended  in 2016 by means of the covenants and double degree  with the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; 

CAPES Prize Thesis 2018:  the Thesis  “ Preservation in a system: world heritage between the América and Europe” by Marina de Souza Rolim, defended in 2017 by means of the covenants and double degree  with the Ferrara University, Italy ( advisor Carlos Guilherme Mota and Marcelo Balzani) received Honorable Mention; 

ANPARQ 2018 Prize - Master modality: The dissertation Rogelio Salmona, a espessura heterogênea de uma superfície by Thais de Carvalho Ossani (advisor Ruth Verde Zein) receveid  the honorable Mention. 

UNAM - International Award Tesis de Investigación 2015:
Vivienda y habitabilidad, una perspectiva regional
– Honorable Mention – Doctoral Thesis by Débora Sanches. Advisor: Angélica Alvim