Mission

The Department of Architecture offers a program of study leading to the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

The Department of Architecture’s mission is to provide professional and advanced degree education which is directed at developing individuals capable of exerting leadership in all sectors and at all levels of society. The graduates will be capable of engaging in practice, advanced study, public service, research and teaching as practitioners and scholars. The strength of the graduates will be their passion for excellence in architecture and their ability to participate productively in the contemporary world, to encourage and anticipate change and to adapt to change in the local, national and international communities.

The Department believes that architecture and design are rigorous acts of creativity, research and scholarship and encourages a pluralistic intellectual environment in which diverse ideas can be investigated and tested.

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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