I got deep into diverse subjects regarding collective housing, energy and cities and I became a great team player, working in fast-paced and deadline-driven environments, but mostly getting to know myself, my weaknesses and strengths on a deeper level.
MCH has given me a vast knowledge of what as professionals in the world do in a very intense and rigorous working method. The course has given us the opportunity to examine and approach a situation in a responsive and creative method which I find is the key to broaden the understanding of architecture and add it in our professional palette.
MCH program is one of the most important postgraduate programs, which is totally tested when we are here. The prestige is because, MCH have together the best professors in our disposition for different times. As a student, the program requires a personal maturity and humility to go deep and take advantage of this knowledge.
Working in international teams in workshops led by internationally acclaimed architects broadened my views on city planning & housing and enriched me professionally.
The quality of the academic experience, I don’t think it could be better. We got to work under the best architects in the world, and the intensity of the signatures combined with the complexity of the assignments, has developed in me the capacity to act fast and respond under pressure.
Strategic thought, clarity and strength of ideas, teamwork and amazing personal relationships are just some of the things than come to my mind when I think about MCH.
"Workshops and teamwork are the key elements of the MCH, which personally has gone beyond my expectations."
MCH not only gave me the opportunity to increase my professional knowledge through each workshop, it also provided an international networking that allowed participants to create and work in architecture from a global perspective.
The master's degree is simply extraordinary and I think it has changed the lives of each and every one of the students who have gone through its more than ten editions.
Architects like Anne Lacaton, Andrea Deplazes, Alison Brooks, amongst others, share with the participants contemporary ideas and relevant issues which, approached from different backgrounds, result in a wide variety of concepts and solutions.
MCH created an environment that allowed for exchanging ideas, values, theories, experiences, cultures that culminated into many different design concepts to be tested by colleagues and international experts.
Given the experimental and reflective approach of the MCH, my participation was a qualitative step.
This is what I was searching for; no competitiveness (bad one), just enjoying the intense process, learning from very different countries and workflows, and clarifying what I want for my future after some years of professional experience.