Continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at or your instructor. New classes are being added, keep checking!

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Tuesdays and Thursdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course provides an introduction to architectural design as a social art that emphasizes form relevant to use, and design with an appreciation of site, landscape, and materials. The course is foundational, using observation of existing built environments to support basic design skills through families of form, attending to the relationship of a building within a place, and using construction frameworks including stick frame and post and beam. Students tackle design programs that include a variety of sizes engaging realms of public and private that focus on interior and exterior built places. All students interested in developing knowledge in architectural design are welcome.

This course is open to all students as a fully remote course.  There will be no on-campus meetings. Students are welcome to join off campus field trips. Field trips are optional.

MassArt matriculated graduate architecture students will also be a part of this course and will join you on field trips.

More information about fields trips will be available prior to the start of the course.

Paul Hajian has been teaching and practicing architecture for more than 25 years. He is president of and principal architect in Hajian Architects Incorporated, an architectural, engineering, and planning firm with responsibility for the design and execution of contracts for public, private, and institutional clients. He holds a BS (Art & Design) and an MA … Read more