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

Professor Bradford Grant Named First Smithsonian Instagram Artist-in-Residence

Fri, July 24, 2020

Architecture Professor Bradford Grant has been named the first Instagram artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery “seeks to collaborate with artists both within and outside the Smithsonian to create dynamic public outreach, engage diverse national and international audiences, and explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history through the art of portraiture and biography to advance the Smithsonian’s fundamental mission to increase and diffuse knowledge”. Read More >>

Howard Architecture Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

Tue, May 12, 2020

The Howard University Department of Architecture faculty and students are part of a seven-university team funded by a $15 million NASA grant. The grant establishes the Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME) Space Technology Research Institute for Deep Space Habitat Design, one of two space technology research institutes selected by NASA in 2019. Read More >>

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