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 Admissions page.

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

I am visiting Washington D.C. Can I meet with Faculty and Students?
Yes! We welcome visitors at all times of the year.


Associate Professor William W. Taylor Released Book of Architectural Theory

Tue, March 6, 2018

Associate Professor William Wesley Taylor’s book Drylongso: Excursions in the Production of Place and the Maintenance of Identity was released by college textbook publisher Linus Learning. Professor Taylor comprehensively writes about place and identity from a perspective of over forty years of design practice and thirty-three years of teaching. Read More >>

Professor Ronnie McGhee Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Tue, February 27, 2018

Professor Ronnie McGhee has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Professor McGhee becomes the 20th graduate of Howard's Bachelor of Architecture program to reach this high honor. Read More >>