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PhD in Architecture


Students enrolled in the PhD in Architecture Program at the University of Cincinnati's School of Architecture and Interior Design will study global perspectives on architectural History, Theory, and Criticism (HTC) as these relate to practice. The program provides an in-depth analysis of the key theoretical concepts that underlie architectural practice, all the while encouraging students to put these conceptual frameworks to work to analyze and critically evaluate the built environment from a transnational perspective. The program is dedicated to situating the study of building design in a global context; it incorporates non-Western perspectives and multi-cultural approaches to the analysis of the built environment, all the while examining how the process of globalization influences the practice of architecture and technological development. The program proudly draws on SAID’s world-renowned reputation as a leader in cooperative education and the outstanding scholarship of its faculty who are prolific scholars in the field of architecture history, theory, and criticism.


Direct all inquiries to Nnamdi Elleh (Ph.D.), Coordinator of the Master of Science and Ph.D. Programs in Architecture or Kim Lawson, Program Coordinator, School of Architecture and Interior Design. Or call (513) 556-6426.