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Aarhus School of Architecture
The Aarhus School of Architecture is an institution of higher education under the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, which has as its objective to offer, on an artistic and scientific level, education in architecture until the highest level, to practice artistic innovation work, and, on a scientific basis, to carry out research within the field of architecture. We carry out research and teaching on all levels of scale of the architectural profession — from design and architecture to urbanism, urban landscapes and physical planning. Regardless of the area of study, we always emphasize the core competences of the architect, the artistic approach to assignments and the ability to work spatially as well as visually. In our workshops scholars, teachers and students produce models and prototypes, often in full-scale. The School’s vision is “Engaging through Architecture,” which means that we focus on educating architects who are aware of the responsibilities they have as designers of our future material and immaterial surroundings and who are able to engage actively and critically with society. The School’s focus areas for the coming years will be Habitation, Transformation and Sustainability. We also focus on Research by Design and on developing new teaching methods (didactics).
The Bartlett, University College London
The Bartlett is UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. Our work is all about human spaces. Yes, that means physical structures like homes, building and cities. But also the invisible structures that govern these things: political and legal systems. Financial frameworks and social norms. Even our understanding of the past, present and future. Combining design, history, and theory across all of these areas, we understand the structures shaping society today – and we work to make them fairer and more prosperous.
That’s why we can design buildings for places battered by fierce weather systems. It’s why we can develop emergency shelters for populations shattered by war. We can show that global shipping has a higher carbon footprint than the whole of Brazil, and develop remote technologies that allow a surgeon in the UK country to operate on a patient in the US. We can show why government agencies can be just as entrepreneurial as Silicon Valley, and we can shape the policies that make this happen.
None of this is possible without shared wisdom. With architecture and planning alongside disciplines such as energy, sustainability, public purpose and prosperity, our 13 parts are able to share perspectives in a way unlike any other faculty at any other university. The Bartlett includes the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, the School of Architecture, the School of Construction and Project Management, the Development Planning Unit, the School of Planning, the Real Estate Institute, the School of Environment, Energy, and Resources, including the UCL Energy Institute, the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, the Institute for Sustainable Heritage, and the Institute for Sustainable Resources, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
And being in London, with all its history and resource, we’re proud to partner with leading institutions from industry, government and beyond. Through generous conversations, enduring collaboration, and true diversity across our students and staff, we’ll overturn failing systems and build new ones that allow people to live their best lives.
Although our work is about the shape and structure of human environments, our ambition is boundless – and the possibilities are endless.
+44 (0) 20 7679 2000
22 Gordon St
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
The College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University teaches and practices architecture, fine arts, and city and regional planning as creative forces with the potential to improve the world. We provide rigorous theoretical training and studio experiences that encourage imagination and critical thinking to prepare our graduates for their role as world citizens in a diverse and inclusive society.
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Founded in 1881, the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) confers Masters Degrees in Architecture, Advanced Architectural Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development and Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture, as well as Doctoral Degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning. As a leader in developing new forms of design research and scholarship to open up new territories for more meaningful practices of architecture and the design of cities, the school combines pioneering experimentation with an uncompromising engagement in New York and various cities across the world, offering students an unparalleled spatial network of resources and exchange. Under the leadership of Dean Amale Andraos, Columbia GSAPP is a laboratory for learning that weaves together cutting edge design skills, incisive critical thinking and new forms of knowledge as students and faculty engage one another in a spirit of intellectual generosity that strives to re-imagine the future of architecture, cities and the environment.
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
1172 Amsterdam Avenue, Avery Hall
New York, New York 10027
Georgia Tech, College of Design
The College of Design at Georgia Tech has been a leader in design innovation since 1908. Students, faculty, and researchers in the Schools of Architecture, Building Construction, City & Regional Planning, Industrial Design and Music work across boundaries to advance knowledge of designed environments at all scales, producing new realms of experience and creativity. Georgia Tech offers bachelors, masters and doctoral studies in architecture, building construction, industrial design and music; and masters and doctoral studies in planning. The College’s interdisciplinary research centers apply cutting edge research in partnership with corporate, government and nonprofit agencies. These centers include the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), the Digital Building Lab (DBL), the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (CSPAV), the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), the Georgia Tech Center for Music (GTCMT), and the SimTigrate Design Lab.
245 4th St. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0155
MIT School of Architecture + Planning
The MIT School of Architecture + Planning believes that design and policy interventions should be grounded in a commitment to improving individual human lives, equity and social justice, cultural enrichment and the responsible use of resources through creative problem-solving and project execution. The unifying theme of all our activities is design. Through the design of physical spaces, and through the design of policies and technologies that shape how those spaces are used, we aim to sustain and enhance the quality of the human environment at all scales, from the personal to the global.
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) offers a unique research-based education of international standing. Established in 1945, today it has built a solid national funding base and achieved prominent international ranking. AHO awards three Master’s degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design, as well as a PhD program.
Four institutes — Institute of Architecture, Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Institute of Form, Theory and History, and Institute of Design — organize the education at AHO. Each Institute has its own research centre that informs and inspires teaching and practice. The international faculty consists of academics and practicing professionals who provide the necessary breadth needed for a contemporary architecture and design education.
The school has approximately 650 students, and follows a studio-based model with a faculty-to-student ratio that encourages individual development and collaboration. AHO offers Master’s degree programs that are designed to equip students to enter directly into professional practice or academia. Students may specialize in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism, industrial design, interaction design, and service and systems-oriented design. The school also offers post-professional Master’s courses in urban studies and architectural conservation. AHO offers a single type of doctoral degree, the Doctor of Philosophy. The PhD program is organized as a separate academic and administrative unit and includes approximately 50 PhD candidates who, along with AHO’s established academic staff, research artistic and academic problems. As an international school, AHO’s Master’s and PhD program are taught in English. International students constitute 25% of the Master’s students and 50% of the PhD candidates.
The school has three unique workshops for wood, plastic, and metal, alongside a full-scale construction hall, Rapid manufacturing labs, libraries, and the most current IT resources. Studios, data labs, and unstaffed workshops are open to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
AHO is located in the centre of Oslo, at Vulkan, a revitalized industrial area for innovation, creativity, and culture near the Aker River.
Penn State, Stuckeman School
The Stuckeman School prepares the designers of tomorrow to shape the world in which we live through thoughtful, collaborative, and forward-thinking design solutions that impact virtually every aspect of our lives. It is a learning and research community devoted to design solutions for the physical, environmental, and cultural challenges of contemporary society.
Located at the University Park campus within the College of Arts and Architecture, the School houses the undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design. Each of these programs – including both professional and research-focused courses of study – is taught by leaders and is designed to produce leaders. The School’s programs boast consistently high national rankings and job placement rates, which attest to the success of its curricula and graduates.
In addition to its diverse program offerings in design, the Stuckeman School is home to two research centers – the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing and the Hamer Center for Community Design, and an emerging center, E+D: Ecology plus Design.
The Stuckeman School is not just a design school – it’s an incubator of ideas, a place to problem-solve and to foster the future of design thinking.
Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in architecture, art, design, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge students to transform their passion into meaningful expression. The School of Architecture’s mission is to educate the future leaders in architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, construction and facilities management, environmental management, and historic preservation. This effort builds upon a strong context of professional education within Pratt that stresses the relationship between intellectual development, creative activity, and innovation. The importance of independent learning is emphasized through the School’s studio-based curricula and research-oriented bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
61 St. James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
School of Architecture, Princeton University
The School of Architecture, Princeton’s center for teaching and research in architectural design, history, and theory, offers an undergraduate major and advanced degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels.
In the undergraduate major, architecture is taught in the context of a liberal arts education, emphasizing the complex interrelationship between architecture, society, and technology. The curriculum for the master’s degree emphasizes design expertise in the context of urbanism, landscape and new technologies.
At Princeton, architecture is understood as a cultural practice involving both speculative intelligence and practical know-how. Each student constructs a personal course of study around a core of required courses that represent the knowledge essential to the education of an architect today.
Southern California Institute of Architecture
SCI-Arc is internationally renowned for its innovative pedagogy, advanced technologies and an emphasis on design. An independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture, SCI-Arc brings together accomplished architects who educate a new generation by cultivating intellectual confidence and the ability to conceive, produce and defend new ideas. SCI-Arc is an experimental laboratory that arises from an educational model that is informal, collaborative and supportive. Our students share their commitment in a rigorous, immersive studio culture with a palpable energy. Each student has a dedicated workspace where faculty engage in one-on-one dialogues guiding students through contemporary thought, practice and expertise. The studio culture is supported by a lecture and gallery exhibition series, as well as state-of-the-art facilities that include a robot lab, the latest in analog and digital fabrication equipment, print center, and library. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in Downtown Los Angeles, the school is praised as a bottom-up phenomenon where conceptual and intellectual diversity in the faculty and student body helps shape the direction of the school and that of the architecture profession as a whole.
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tulane School of Architecture
We envision a generation of architects dedicated to crafting buildings, places and institutions that create vibrant, vital, and sustainable cities. Using the rich environmental, historic and cultural landscape of New Orleans as a laboratory, framed by the effects of a natural and human-produced catastrophe, our programs engage students in an ongoing effort to reconsider and rebuild New Orleans. Students learn that architects are uniquely suited to be leaders in a movement toward an urban renaissance of sustainable design and community engagement. Outreach and other forms of engagement through sustainable design investigations, community planning, building construction, and preservation practices are integral to our mission in preparing students for leadership positions in design professions and in their communities. Degrees offered included: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture (undergraduate and graduate), Master of Preservation Studies, and Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development.
Richardson Memorial Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas houses professional design programs of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design together with liberal studies programs. All of these programs combine studio design education with innovative teaching in history, theory, technology and urban design. A broad range of course offerings equips graduates with the knowledge and critical agility required to meet the challenges of designing for a changing world. Their training prepares students with critical frameworks for design thinking that also equip them to assume leadership roles in the profession and in their communities. The school is housed in the recently renovated Vol Walker Hall and the Steven L. Anderson Design Center addition. Students have dedicated studio desks, with the design disciplines integrated throughout the building. Curriculum is enhanced by a robust lecture and exhibition series. The school’s architecture program was ranked 26th in the nation, and the 12th best program among public, land-grant universities, in the 16th annual Survey of America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools, a study conducted in 2015 by the Design Futures Council and published in DesignIntelligence.
University of California-Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
The first school to combine the disciplines of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture into a single college, the College of Design led the way toward an integrated approach to analyzing, understanding, and designing our built environment. CED was also among the first to conceptualize environmental design as inseparable from its social, political-economic, and cultural contexts.
230 Wurster Hall #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820
University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
UCD Architecture has been at the center of Ireland’s architectural culture for over a century. UCD Architecture operates within the immediate framework of the practice of architecture in Ireland and in the larger context of international architecture. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in architecture and related fields, to play a central role in Ireland’s architectural culture, to be a genuine learning laboratory and testing ground for the architectural profession, and to make a strong contribution to architectural and interdisciplinary research.
UCD Architecture is known for its close and productive relationship to high-quality practice, with many leading figures, including O’Donnell + Tuomey and Grafton Architects, among current faculty and adjunct staff. The school has a strong reputation for sophisticated design thinking and making, for excellence in teaching, and an international research profile in sustainability, conservation and heritage, history and theory of architecture. Its undergraduate and graduate programmes are accredited in Ireland, by the RIBA and its M.Arch is in the final stage of acquiring substantial equivalency accreditation with NAAB in the USA.
University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture
The Faculty of Architecture educates students in an active culture of service, scholarship and invention. Uniquely situated at the crossroads of China and global influence, the Department takes the approach that design is best explored from a sophisticated understanding of both. With a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing technology, history and culture, students gain broad knowledge and skills in the management of the environmental, social, and aesthetic challenges of contemporary architectural practice. With opportunities for design workshops, international exchanges, and study travel, graduates of the Department of Architecture are well prepared for contribution to both international and local communities of architects and designers.
Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg founded in 2015 with a simple mandate: to transform contemporary African architectural education. Located in one of the world’s most exciting and challenging cities, the school aims to offer a world-class architectural educational experience to our students.
The GSA is the continent’s only dedicated post-graduate school of architecture and the only African school to offer the world-renowned Unit System way of teaching, first pioneered by London’s Architectural Association in the 1970s. The African continent is a uniquely challenging and creative laboratory which gives our students and tutors the edge in finding and exploring new ways to think and do work.
University of Miami School of Architecture
At the University of Miami School of Architecture, our rigorous curriculum is rooted in the historical and theoretical framework at the core of intelligent and thoughtful design but also looks to the future, with optimism and excitement about the role of design in shaping and stewarding the environment. Our students learn about the latest trends, techniques, and tools from faculty who have active practices and are leaders in their fields. After completion of the core curriculum, which emphasizes both hand-drawing and digital media, students have the opportunity to study abroad and the freedom to explore a variety of aspects of research and practice in their upper levels: healthcare design, urban design, design build, historic preservation, furniture making, interior design, sustainable design, computational design, and more. Whether designing a public promenade on Miami’s waterfront district or using drones to map an informal city in Colombia, students dig into real-world learning and community service activities steered by a philosophy of learning from and investing in the world around us.
University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Taubman College seeks to improve the human condition through thoughtful design and planning for the built environment. Its academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College conducts innovative design and policy research and serves the community, the state, the nation, and the world through outreach and partnerships. In pursuit of these ideals for over 100 years, Taubman College offers students from the state, the country, and around the globe a complement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs ranging from pre-professional to post-professional to Ph.D. Our committed and energetic faculty, staff and students form a diverse, creative, and collaborative community within the University of Michigan, one of the world’s largest research universities. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
University of Minnesota, School of Architecture
The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States. It is both a land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and Minnesota’s primary research university. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, the University is part of a vibrant, world-class arts environment and globally connected metropolitan region.
The University of Minnesota School of Architecture, founded in 1913, is situated within the College of Design and maintains cross-disciplinary collaborations with landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, apparel design, retail merchandising, and human factors and ergonomics. The School of Architecture is invested in design excellence grounded in research, critical thinking, and social engagement. This grows from the strong reputation of the school as a place where students learn how to beautifully draw and build, and from the state of Minnesota’s historic support for design and social progressiveness. They reflect both what we have been and what, in 21st century terms, we aspire to be. The School’s faculty comprises internationally recognized experts in a range of interrelated architectural fields: design; urban and rural design; building technology; design/build; sustainable building design; resilient and regenerative infrastructures; housing; heritage studies and public history; critical practice and representation; history, theory, and criticism; and research embedded in practice.
School of Architecture + Planning, University of New Mexico
The University of New Mexico was founded by an act of the Territorial Legislature in 1889. In 1936, the first architectural concentration was established with the College of Fine Arts, and in 1956, a five-year architectural program was established in the Division of Architecture, responsible to both the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. The degree evolved into a 4+2 program in 1969. In 1968, the Community + Regional Planning program was established, growing out of the research initiatives of the faculty. The Landscape Architecture Department was later established in 2000. In 2017, the three academic programs were converted to Departments, led by Chairs. The School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) is the only university to confer professional, accredited degrees in the three disciplines in the state of New Mexico. SA+P also offers graduate certificates in Historic Preservation and Urban Innovation.
In 2008, the SA+P moved into a new building, designed by world renowned New Mexican architect, Antoine Predock, who won the competition to design the building. The new building was named George Pearl Hall in honor of local architect George Clayton Pearl. Dean Robert Alexander González serves as the School’s seventh Dean, following the interim deanship of Mark Childs (2019-2020) and Dean Geraldine Forbes Isais (2010-2019).
University of Oregon, College of Design
Founded in 1914, the University of Oregon’s College of Design (formerly the School of Architecture and Allied Arts) is dedicated to advancing the understanding, value, and quality of visual culture and the built, natural, and social environments through excellent and distinctive teaching, research, and creative endeavors. The college offers undergraduate and graduate accredited degrees in Eugene, nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, and at the historic White Stag Block, University of Oregon’s hub of activity, discussion, and engagement in Portland.
Grounded in a unique multidisciplinary structure, the College of Design is a diverse, collegial learning community of students, faculty, and staff. The college’s academic programs include architecture; interior architecture; landscape architecture; historic preservation; art; product design; sports product design; art and technology; history of art and architecture; and planning, public policy and management.
The College of Design is committed to the principles of civic responsibility, environmental sustainability, international understanding, and interdisciplinary education. We provide the skills and mentorship needed for our students to tackle complex global challenges and positively affect the people, communities, and environments around them.
University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design enrolls more than 700 students in 13 degree and 15 certificate programs with 13 dual degree options. The school’s ranked departments are consistently recognized among the country’s most prestigious. Its mission is to prepare students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. As a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, the school is committed to advancing the public good—locally and globally—through architecture, city and regional planning, design, fine arts, historic preservation, and landscape architecture.
University of Southern California, School of Architecture
The USC School of Architecture has achieved a more than 90-year tradition in educating and cultivating some of the finest architectural minds, in addition to contributing to the development and construction of the city of Los Angeles. This tradition is built on a foundation that integrates exemplary instruction, design, research, and technology. The USC School of Architecture offers a 5-year professional undergraduate degree, Master’s degrees in the areas of architecture, building science, historic preservation and landscape architecture, and a new Ph.D in Architecture. As Los Angeles claims a double frontier in both America and the Pacific Rim, USC is reaching afar to new territories and cultures. In conjunction, the School of Architecture is launching new initiatives in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary discourses, including the USC American Academy in China.
Watt Hall, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0291
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building is located on a state-of-the-art urban campus in the heart of Sydney’s creative industries precinct. The faculty’s three schools promote a vibrant studio and research culture underpinned by a global outlook. The School of Architecture is a laboratory for the future of architecture and landscape architecture, committed to improving our cities’ diverse environments through critical and creative spatial thinking. The School of Built Environment has a reputation for creating some of the most progressive, future-focused thinkers and leaders in the construction, property, planning and related industries. The School of Design forms a dynamic community across the design disciplines, promoting ethical and practical solutions to improve systems, spaces, materials, networks and objects.
(61) 2 9514 1222
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
UT Austin School of Architecture
The UT Austin School of Architecture melds theory and practice. The faculty include many reflective practitioners who are accomplished in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, preservation, and interior design. The faculty also advance theory through research, writing and exhibitions, and have a broad range of expertise in architectural history, building systems, technology, sustainability, transportation, Latin American architecture, and urbanism, and the built environment. This scholarship is advanced through the Center for American Architecture and Design, the Center for Sustainable Development, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The school has made a conscious effort to reject disciplinary boundaries along departmental lines. This unique organizational structure promotes collaboration and affords students an integrated understanding of the design of meaningful places at all scales, from rooms to cities and regions. The enrollment is approximately 750 students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate programs. The school offers undergraduate degrees in architecture and interior design; master’s degrees in architecture, community and regional planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, sustainable design, urban design, and interior design; and doctoral degrees in planning, architectural history, preservation, and sustainability.”
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009
University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
The fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design are characterized today by exceptional pressure for change. Globalization and the convergence of new media, materials, and building technologies have led to radical change in economic, technical, and aesthetic formations in the design fields. The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is responding to these shifts. As the largest city in Canada and one of the most dynamic in North America, Toronto is a thriving metropolis, providing exceptional resources for the aspiring architect, landscape architect, or urban designer to study the early twenty-first-century human condition. Daniels has a global orientation in its teaching and research while simultaneously believing in the importance of sensitively addressing local forces. In this context, Daniels strives to harness the potential of Toronto’s distinctive multi-ethnic and multicultural society. The greater Toronto region serves as a dynamic laboratory for critical studies and the imaginative exploration of design alternatives that will be of consequence internationally. Students not only have the city to use as a resource, but also have access to Toronto’s large professional design community, many of whom teach at the school. In addition, the city’s multicultural networks and international connections make Daniels a powerful place to start a career. Daniels’ focus on interdisciplinary training and research will test your limits and challenge you to rethink design for the 21st century.
University of Virginia, School of Architecture
Catalyzed by Thomas Jefferson’s radical vision for new social, political, and architectural conditions, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia is a small and nimble school focused on understanding architecture, landscapes and urban traditions of the past, analyzing spatial conditions of the present, and projecting provocative potentials for future living. Our long-standing foci in design and health, sustainability, cultural landscapes, and community engagement provide strong foundations for our emerging strength in Urban Design on a local, national and global stage. As a school with four distinct but highly collaborative departments, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History and Urban and Environmental Planning, we are committed to building, planning, researching, preserving and interpreting the constructed environment with one another, the humanities and sciences, and the world of action.
P.O. Box 400122
Charlottesville VA 22904–4122
University of Washington College of Built Environments
Located in Seattle on the shores of Union and Portage Bays, bounded by the Cascade and Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, the College of Built Environments offers students the opportunity to study design and construction at one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. CBE houses four departments — architecture, construction management, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning — comprising fourteen degree programs, including four accredited professional degrees and two interdisciplinary PhDs. Built on a tradition of discovery anchored in principled design and community engagement, students at CBE enjoy sustained interaction with civic and professional leaders in one of the world’s most geographically diverse and dynamic metro regions. Seattle serves as a singular laboratory for critical exploration of the interdependent roles of design, planning, urban ecology and construction in the resilience of twenty-first century cities. Practice internships in and around the Pacific Northwest supplement coursework, and students pursue global interests through foreign study in Rome, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Chandigarh and cities throughout Asia. A dozen sponsored research and entrepreneurial centers further enrich professional education and scholarship in the college, including the Integrated Design Lab, the Urban Ecology Research Lab, the Green Futures Lab, the Urban Form Lab, the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies and the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education.
Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ mission is to understand, through acts of creation, design, construction, and analysis, the forces that give meaning and value to the built environments that shape our lives. With an enrollment of 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the college houses four nationally ranked schools: the School of Architecture + Design; the School of Public and International Affairs; the Myers-Lawson School of Construction; and the School of the Visual Arts.
Washington University in St. Louis, College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is an interdisciplinary and diverse community of architects, artists, designers, landscape architects, and urban designers dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research, and exhibition. Our unique structure allows us to build on the strengths of our faculty and students in each unit — Art, Architecture, and Museum — and on the resources of the University to create new knowledge and address the social and environmental challenges of our time. The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design has a nationally ranked, accredited professional degree program in architecture; a newly accredited landscape architecture program; a post-professional urban design program that is the second-oldest of its kind in the country; and a recently launched Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism, the first degree of its kind in the United States. These programs focus on environmental ethics, historical and global perspectives, innovation, and technological fluency, providing students with experiences that will allow them to be leaders in their fields. With dual degrees offered in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and joint degrees with construction management, social work, and business, design becomes the synthetic context for transdisciplinary knowledge through research and practice.
Yale University, School of Architecture
The mission of the Yale School of Architecture is to educate architects, scholars, teachers, and leaders who will shape the future through design.
Located in New Haven, the School offers professional and post-professional architecture degrees as well as the interdisciplinary Master of Environmental Design; it also supports an undergraduate architecture major and a Ph.D. program.
The Yale School of Architecture is home to the Jim Vlock First Year Building Project and Perspecta, the oldest student-edited architecture journal in the United States, as well as the Center for Ecosystems in Architecture, a new hub for research into technology and materials to sustainably transform the built environment.