I am thankful to MCH for the international exposure, professors and leaders that they bring into the course which fulfilled my expectations.
Working in international teams in workshops led by internationally acclaimed architects broadened my views on city planning & housing and enriched me professionally.
The teachers, education, workshops and attention we received during the Master's program was above and beyond anything I could have expected.
After completing more than the half of the program, I have to say that my expectations are being met. The format is mainly practical, and very very intense. The rhythm varies along the weeks and subjects, which allows each one to be organised according to their needs.
It trained me hard in different contexts with different approaches. In theoretical manners and practical ones.
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.
Thanks to MCH, I could enhance my background with a variety of fields that housing envolves such as technology, sustainability, sociology, management, low-cost housing, urban design, and many other fields, that were covered during the course.
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.
Learning to go beyond what seems to be common in a house, getting rid of stereotypes and being responsible with society and the environment, are reaffirmed principles in each module and put into practice in every international workshop from different perspectives.
For me the best part of the master is when you get to interact closer to the architects by visiting their offices, making field trips and actually standing in projects made by them.
The master is indeed a turning point in my professional life as an architect dealing with the issue of city planning and housing.
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 surpassed all my expectations in every respects. Professors of international excellence, level of exigency and learning standards together with perfect organization, provided a turning point in my career.