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September 05, 2017

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DesignIntelligence 2018 rankings: B.Arch program ranked #3 in the nation, M.Arch #19

For the second consecutive year, the Syracuse University School of Architecture undergraduate program has been ranked #3 in the nation by DesignIntelligence (DI) in their list of “Top Architecture Schools.”

DI is the bimonthly journal of the Design Futures Council—considered the leading source of school rankings within the design sector. The undergraduate bachelor of architecture professional degree program has consistently ranked in the top 10 every year since 2004. The graduate program repeats in the top 20, this year ranked at the 19 position.

The rankings are based on a professional practice survey completed by nearly 3,000 leading architecture and design firms, as well as 215 deans and academic chairs, on which schools “best prepare students for a future in the profession and designing a sustainable future.”

Syracuse Architecture also received special “top 10” accolades in six architecture design education focus areas deemed valuable by hiring professionals: communication and presentation skills; construction materials and methods; design technologies; interdisciplinary studies; project planning and management; and practice management.

“We’re grateful for this honor,” says Dean Michael Speaks. “So much of what contributes to our success is the high level of dedication and diversity throughout the School. Our faculty are deeply engaged and committed to helping students gain the professional expertise and discipline needed to face contemporary challenges on a global scale.”