The Department of Architecture strives to provide an environment of respect and open dialogue to facilitate a positive learning culture for its students and faculty. Central to this environment is the encouragement of divergent views and explorations of a myriad of perspectives to produce socially and culturally responsive design resolution. Much of these activities take place within the studio which makes it imperative that the Department revisit its Studio Culture Policy periodically. While the current version was driven by the faculty, student participation was encouraged. The Studio Culture Policy in conjunction with the required CEA soft skills statement for all syllabi are significant moves towards fostering a positive work-school-life balance crucial to the learning culture of the Department.


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 >>