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.

News

AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>

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