Hello urban designers!
I am a budding urban designer with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, about to graduate with a Master of City Planning (MCP) degree, and have two years of experience in urban planning and design. I definitely want to go back to school to pursue a design education at UC Berkeley, but am not sure if I would prefer a full-on 3+ year professional graduate degree in Architecture (M.Arch.), or a research-based non-professional two-year Master of Science in Architecture (M.S. Arch.). I am not at all interested in becoming a licensed architect, just looking for a compliment to my urban planning and geography education from a design perspective which may make me more marketable in more prestigious design firms in the Bay Area. basically, I am trying to shed my GIS/techie past and forge a new career in urban planning and design in the private consulting sector.