Student Design Competitions

Architecture faculty and students regularly participate in design competitions. The program has traditionally entered the student design competition sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) as well as the locally sponsored Interschool Design Competition.

Students have also entered the Walt Disney Imagineering Competition. In the 2016 fall semester, under the direction of Professor Howard Mack, three teams of architecture students competed in the Disney competition. All three groups were advanced to the semifinalist stage. One of those teams became a finalist and was noted as the youngest group of students in the global competition. Each of the four members of the Howard finalist team accepted summer internships with Disney.

A local competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Chapter (AIAdc) highlights the achievements of thesis students. A 2016 architecture graduate was chosen as one of four participants in the American Institute of Architect’s Washington, D.C. Chapter’s (AIAdc) AIAdc Thesis Showcase.


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 >>