The primary mission of the architecture program is to provide a comprehensive education in design, history and theory, technology and practice. The architecture program is dedicated to the education of future architects who are intellectually aware and who critically understand social, political, and global conditions that influence our built environment.
The architecture program in the School of Design and Construction offers a unique architectural education through both our undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our program is highly integrated, providing students with disciplinary as well as collaborative skills that are needed to succeed in the profession.
Architecture students have many opportunities for off-campus experiences via study tours and foreign studies programs. Studio critiques and portfolio reviews held in Seattle offer additional exposure to industry professionals and the urban environment.
Our Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BS Arch) is our four-year, non-accredited degree. This program provides a foundation in architecture through intensive studio and technical courses as well as integrated courses and experiences with allied disciplines. The undergraduate degree is designed for those who anticipate continuing their professional educations through accredited graduate programs, or who may choose to work in architecturally related fields.
Our Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch) is our NAAB-accredited professional degree. The M.Arch program provides students with opportunities to investigate critical issues involving the built environment in both studio and seminar based courses. Depending on educational background, students wishing to earn the professional M.Arch degree will be admitted on a one-, two-, or three-year time frame.