The Gridshell design-build project under construction outside of the west side of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture building. It is designed and built by architecture students. This is a rendering of the final plan for that project.

The five-year program that culminates in the accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree comprises:

1) a foundation (pre-architecture) year
2) a three-year professional core and
3) a fifth year focusing on design options and a senior capstone project.

Admission to the Professional Phase (second through fifth years) of the program is selective and competitive. The three-year professional core emphasizes five major areas: design/communication, history/theory, technologies, practice/management, and electives. Fifth-year design options vary but typically include sustainable design, historic preservation, community design, lightweight structures, design-build, and behavioral aspects in design.

Throughout the professional program architectural studies are balanced by general education requirements in three areas of knowledge: individuals and societies, traditions and cultures, and natural sciences. In addition, both open and architectural electives are required. Because the School has a strong commitment to general education and breadth of study outside architecture, the curriculum allows for the pursuit of a minor in another discipline.

B.Arch 5-Year Curriculum

Curricular Milestones

CAPLA B.Arch Brochure

Accreditation Status and Professional Registration 


Architecture Contact Information

Sasha Wilson
Undergraduate Advisor

Sean Kramer
Interim Graduate Advisor

Sheila Blackburn
Admin Associate

Patti van Leer
Program Coordinator

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