BASEhabitat Postgraduate starts in March 2024

Two women from diverse cultural backgrounds in the process of jointly plastering a curved earth plaster wall

Aware of the global challenges we face, ranging from environmental destruction and dwindling resources to poverty and growing inequality, the need to prepare future architects and practitioners to address current issues in the field requires new methods and tools, including a repertoire of skills.

Responding to this urgent need, the Postgraduate basehabitat programme is aimed at professionals and graduate in architecture who are looking for an educational context in which to learn and enhance their skills and abilities by expanding their range of action to address social and environmental issues.

The programme, combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience, explores the practice of architecture in a different way, involving diverse actors within the design process, understanding the implications of design decisions by focusing on in-depth choices of materials and construction methods. It is taught by an international body of visiting renowned architects and scholars, as well as basehabitat’s teaching staff. The approach focuses on hands-on experience, in a context of professionals from various disciplines and an international learning environment.

As today’s construction activities are extremely resource intensive and harmful to the environment and our climate, special attention is given to natural building materials which have been the focus of basehabitat for the past 15 years.

The Postgraduate basehabitat is a full-time study program taught in English lasting one and a half years, divided into three terms (theory and design, hands-on experience and master thesis), at the end of which students receive a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture – basehabitat (MAS) from the University of the Arts and Design Linz.


March 06 – June 16, 2023
Interviews: June 21 – 22, 2023

The next cycle is scheduled to start in March 2024.

Key facts

Period: March 06, 2024 – Sept 26, 2025
Duration: 3 terms / 90 ects
Language: English
Tuition Fee: € 10,200
Degree: Master of Advanced Studies
Admission Requirements: Masters or bachelors degree (6 years) in architecture or a comparable branch
Participants: max.20

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