The following facilities are available for educational purposes and are accessible to students.

The George T. Silcott Architecture and Design Gallery
The George T. Silcott Gallery provides adequate space for the exhibition of student work and special exhibits.

Charles D. Moody Studios
The mezannine and ground level studios house the first, second, third and forth year architecture students. It also contains special presentation areas as well as student lounge areas.

The Hilyard & Helena Robinson Auditorium
The 200 seat auditorium serves the needs of the program and the community.

Architecture and Design Library
The Architecture Library is one of six units within the central library group of the Howard University Library System. Located on the ground floor of the Howard H. Mackey building, the library's function is to facilitate and support the learning and research activities in the School. www.howard.edu/library/Architecture_Library

Smart Room
This space is equipped with multimedia presentation technology and accommodates lectures, seminars and workshop presentations.

Computer Laboratory
The computer laboratory provides resources for teaching of computer aided design (CAD). It is a digital learning environment in support of the architecture program.

Special Projects Room - Room 130
This suite houses facilities for the School and the Department's intiatives for professional and community outreach.

Special Presentation Room
Located on the ground floor of the architecture building is a space deticated to special presentations and demonstrations. It is historically referred to as 'Contours' for its one existing tiered seating.

Student Organization Offices - Room 126
This room is located on the first floor and houses the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Architecture and Design Student Association (ADSA) and American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) student organizations.

Under Construction

Fabrication Lab and Model Shop
The model shop workstations will support both instructional and hands-on construction/fabrication activities related to curriculum.

Building Materials and Systems Resource Center
The center will provide electronic access to information for lectures, seminars, and workshops on creative/innovative use of building material and concepts of assembly.

The space will house the display of building material samples, product information, demonstrations on use of innovative building products and construction methodologies. Access to the Center’s materials will further bolster students’ knowledge of how individual materials and systems are integrated into a complete building package.


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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