The Architecture concentration allows students to develop a broad understanding of the concepts and methods for the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, and cities. The concentration was planned with the explicit goal of connecting architectural training firmly with the humanities and providing a greater awareness of global, environmental, social and economic issues in the built environment. This approach to the education of architects and urban planners is meant to provide them with the tools needed in today’s urban global society. Students who complete a specific track within the concentration will have the option of transitioning into a 2-year Masters of Architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design or several other architecture schools.
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The design project in the double credit studio course may be used toward a capstone or honors project, an option that might be particularly attractive for students interested in pursuing a degree in architecture. Students with an interest in theory or history of architecture can also pursue an honors thesis.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
Students completing the concentration will be eligible for graduate programs in architecture, as well as programs in architectural history and careers in design.