In our undergraduate and graduate programs, students gain a deep knowledge of architecture’s techniques, traditions, methods of inquiry, and modes of production so that they emerge with the intellectual breadth and acuity to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world that demands agility and innovation.
The five-year BArch program offers a rigorous and stimulating professional course of study, providing a comprehensive approach to the design of the built environment. The design studio is at the core of the program. It is here that students begin to understand the fundamentals of design, working alongside their classmates. Instruction takes place through extensive one-on-one communication with professors and in formal and more casual reviews of work.
The MArch professional degree program emphasizes both broad comprehension and specific expertise and combines an insistence on competence with an invitation to experiment. In every component of the curriculum, students conduct research as both a means of deepening their understanding and a way to generate innovative ideas. Students are encouraged to investigate the most compelling contemporary issues and pursue diverse approaches to architectural practice and speculation.
Our Design | Energy | Futures concentrated research + design program leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture.
The opportunity to study abroad is a significant feature of our professional degree programs. Students are encouraged to spend a semester studying at the University’s centers in Florence and London.
The School is committed to providing students a world-class education by providing public programming that is an extension of the studio/classroom experience. Each semester we bring leading designers, practitioners, theorists, architectural historians and educators from around the globe to lecture at our school. Many of these individuals are internationally respected for their work. Through these lectures, our aim is to engage students in a diverse breadth of knowledge and inquiry as they prepare for their futures on a rapidly changing global stage.