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Frequently Asked Questions

If planning to apply for admission to the Department of Architecture, is a portfolio required as part of the admissions application?
Yes, a portfolio is required for transfer students. First time in college students are not required to submit a portfolio as part of their application but it is encouraged.

I have been admitted to the architecture program, are incoming students required to have a laptop computer?
It is not mandatory for entering students (freshman and transfer) to purchase a laptop but it is encouraged. Due to the graphic intensive software required by the courses within Department of Architecture, computers with a dedicated graphics card and generous RAM are recommended.

I am interested in applying to the Department of Architecture, what is the process?
The process for applying to the Department of Architecture is the same process as applying to any other School in the University for both domestic as well as international admissions, refer to the Undergraduate Admissions page.

How long is the program?
The Bachelor of Architecture program is a five year professionally accredited degree program.

I am visiting Washington DC, can I meet with Faculty and Students?
Yes! We welcome visitors at all times of the year.

News

Architecture Graduates Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Wed, April, 12 2017

We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>

Highlights from the Fall 2016 Semester:

Tue, January, 3 2017

The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July. Read More >>

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