Travel (Domestic and International)

Domestic and international travel programs include field research, study tours and charette activities.

Domestic study tours include:

  • Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright - Mill Run, Pennsylvania
  • Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture site visits – New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Study Abroad and International Exchange

International study and exchanges are essential to the study of architecture and in the education of the architecture student. It brings to life in real-time the places and cultures that are the foundations of teachings in architecture, its precedents and history. The Department has several agreements with various institutions.

The Department strongly encourages students, beginning in their third year of study to participate in international study and exchanges. Through the on-going European Study-Tour/Charrettes, with such institutions as DIS Copenhagen, Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, France, CIEE Barcelona and Spain, students are exposed to the content of culture, architecture, design and technology by working with other students and faculty from worldwide perspectives which further enrich their educational undergraduate experience.

The Department encourages summer travel programs directed by faculty and, in the past years, conducted yearly travel study programs throughout Europe and Scandinavia including such destinations as Lille, Paris, London, Milan, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Bilbao, Spain, Dessau, Berlin, Maastricht and Amsterdam.

The Department continues a mutually agreed study program between the Caribbean School of Architecture (Kingston, Jamaica). Additional agreements include the Department of Architectural Engineering at Catholic University of Daegu, Republic of Korea as well as ongoing interest in developing dual degree programs in architecture and allied disciplines through CCIEE/CEAIE US Programs and various Chinese Schools of Architecture.


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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