Architecture is a combination of artistic ideals, cultural forces, and physical facts. Our studio-based curriculum provides a learning environment that cultivates vigorous dialogue and debate, intellectual discipline, and a self-motivated search for architectural values.
The pedagogical goal of the architecture program is to develop students who are creatively independent, enterprising, and inventive, who have the ability to order and structure intellectual difficulties, and the skills, judgment, and desire to make lasting contributions to society.
The five-year, professional degree program in architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Upon completion of degree requirements, the student receives a bachelor of architecture degree and is prepared to enroll in the Intern Development Program (IDP) while employed by a licensed architect. Upon completion of the IDP, an intern architect is eligible to take the Architectural Registration Exam for licensure.
The architecture program is enriched by its relationship with industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture. Together the four programs comprise the School of Architecture + Design.