The Mastère Spécialisé®
Advanced Master Program

Features, contents, faculty: everything you need to know about DESIGN BY DATA.


The program is a 12 months Executive Part-time course (one week per month) including 366 hours of teaching, a final prototyping project, a thesis and a viva. Beside the one week per month courses, candidates can both keep their professional activities or develop their research and project using coworking and fablab facilities full-time. The professional thesis can address one of the following types of subjects:

  • A real case study within a company
  • An entrepreneurship/startup project
  • A research project


Computational Design
Management and Design of Complex Geometries. Conceptual Design Structure. Algorithmic Optimization. Performance-Driven Design.
Robotics and Manufacturing
3D printing and Material Science. Robotics and Industrial Fabrication. Drones and Aerial Robotics for Environnemental Design and Architecture. Digital Prototyping and Fabrication.
Digital Culture
Liquid Spaces. Agent Based Tectonics for Architecture. Art, Technology and the Creative Process. Advanced Mesh Modelling and Data Bodies. Smart Cities and Collective Intelligence.


An international team of professionals, researchers, teachers with backgrounds in architecture, structural engineering, digital arts, urbanism and computation.


Francesco Cingolani

Architect and Professor. Co-founder Volumes (coworking, makerspace and foodlab). Co-founder Fab Academy Paris and Fab City Grand Paris. Associate professor in National Architecture School in Paris Marne La Vallée and Lille.

Olivier Baverel
Head of "Computational Design" 

Professor at the École des Ponts Paristech in structural engineering and Professor at the school of architecture of Grenoble. He is researcher at the labs Navier and GSA. He is editor in chief of the international journal of space structures. His researches are on structural engineering, rationalization of the construction of free-form structures and life cycle analysis. He also developed some structural concepts such as gridshells in CFRP, nexorades... 

Yasmine Abbas
Head of "Art and Culture in the Digital Turn"

Certified French Architect (DPLG from Paris-Val de Marne in 1997), Master of Science in Architecture Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SMArchS 2001), Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (DDes 2006). Chair of Design Management at Paris College of Art.

Minh Man Nguyen
Head of "Additive Manufacturing and Robotic Fabrication"

Civil engineer from ESTP (Paris), graduated architect from both France (ENSA Paris La Villette) and USA (Georgia Tech). Co-founder of WAO architecture office, WoMa fablab, Fab Academy Paris and Fab City Grand Paris.


More details about the program are available on our PDF brochure.