Our Students Design the World of Tomorrow

Design thinking processes are introduced to students in the first year and continually reinforced throughout the program. Theory is a vital component of architectural exploration as it presents varied sets of related ideas that predict, describe and direct the relationships between factors that influence and support the appropriate design decision-making process — outcomes.

We also view our approach to design as inseparable from construction, fabrication, finance, aesthetics and culture.

First Year Design Studio

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Fourth Year Design Studio

Fifth Year Design Studio

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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