Architecture is the culturally responsible design and production of buildings that are useful, durable, meaningful, and responsive to their physical and social contexts. SAID offers a four-year, pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree focused on architectural coursework, general education courses, co-operative work experiences, and a senior capstone project. It teaches understanding of social, technical, and aesthetic content of the build environment; the skill to make or modify it; and the judgment to assess the value of changes.
This program prepares students for entry into a Master of Architecture program and careers as practicing architects. It includes approximately one year of cooperative education. According to DesignIntelligence, UC's Master of Architecture program is one of the best professional architecture programs in the country. (As a pre-professional program, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture is not elligible for these rankings.)
Led by faculty member Michael Zaretsky, DAAP students designed a medical clinic for rural Tanzanians that was awarded a prestigious prize from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). You can read more about their efforts here.
Watch first year Architecture and Interior Designers work on their final project of the year here.