Graduate Architecture

MSD-RAS Info Session

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:30pm
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Meyerson Hall, B13

Interested in extending your studies by two semesters to gain advanced knowledge in robotic fabrication and design-computation?  This event includes a short presentation on the Weitzman School of Design’s MSD-RAS program followed by a Q&A session. This event is only open to members of the Penn community. Students who are not in the Graduate Architecture program must RSVP by emailing

What is the MSD-RAS?

The MSD-RAS is a one-year post-professional Master of Science in Design degree specializing in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (MSD-RAS).  The MSD-RAS aims to develop novel approaches to the design, manufacture, use, and life-cycle of architecture through creative engagement with robotics, material systems, and design-computation. Students will gain skills in advanced forms of robotic fabrication, simulation, and artificial intelligence in order to develop methods for design that harness production or live adaptation as a creative opportunity. Robotically manufactured architectural prototypes (part or whole) will be developed by students and presented and exhibited at the completion of the program.

Fostering innovative career trajectories

The MSD-RAS program aims to empower graduates to operate at the forefront of industry research and development by gaining state-of-the-art robotics, material fabrication, and design-computation qualifications, and to graduate as highly skilled professionals, capable of impacting the present and future trajectory of architecture and industry through novel forms of production, practice, and entrepreneurship.

For more information on the MSD-RAS, visit the program website:


If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.