Good Architecture Programs

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By Lawyergirl4989 (Lawyergirl4989) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 06:04 pm: Edit

Which schools have the best architecture programs?

By Mike2004 (Mike2004) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 06:41 pm: Edit

virginia tech has a really good program

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit


By Cookie33 (Cookie33) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit


By Mackinaw (Mackinaw) on Saturday, March 06, 2004 - 10:55 pm: Edit

This depends in part on whether you want a true "Bachelors of Architecture" -- or B.Arch. -- program, which is a 5-year degree program. This would be a degree that prepares you to be a practicing architect. As an alternative, you can get a regular 4-year degree in something, and then get an M.Arch. (2-3 more years) and that would also prepare you to be a practicing architest. In both cases, you then need to work for a few years before you can apply for a license.

What kind of program are you looking for? Do you want a B.Arch.? For a list of B.Arch. programs accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) you can look here. This site will also explain about training.

There are a number of very good architecture schools offering a B.Arch, including, among others, Rice, Michigan, and Cornell. Some only offer an M.Arch., such as Columbia and Harvard.

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 02:19 pm: Edit

Washington University in St. Louis and Syracuse University both have good architecture schools.

By Mackinaw (Mackinaw) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 01:15 pm: Edit

Another site for information about the study of architecture:

Also note that the nomenclature for the different degree programs (BArch, MArch) is about to undergo some change. (Check the two sites I've listed.) It's somewhat analogous to what happened with law degrees about 20 years ago when all those LL.B.'s became JD's.

By Yodisistim (Yodisistim) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 01:25 pm: Edit

Pratt has a good architecture school

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