Architecture is a dynamic field involving the design and production of buildings and spaces that are inspiring, functional, sustainable, and responsive to their physical and social contexts. Lawrence Technological University's Architecture program, among the oldest and largest in North America, can competitively position you for a career in architecture or allied disciplines such as urban design, development, or construction management. The professional degree in architecture that is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the Master's of Architecture. Students who enter architecture as freshmen can complete the Master's in Architecture in 5 years and 2 summers. Students must have a 3.0 GPA after completing all undergraduate level courses to advance to the Master's level courses.
Why Architecture at Lawrence Tech?
* At Lawrence Tech, you will begin your architectural studies on day one. In many architectural schools, design studios come much later in the curriculum.
* The University's "theory and practice" approach emphasizes real-world, hands-on experience that better enables you to assume positions of leadership and responsibility in the profession.
* You will be taught by practicing professionals, who will mentor you and help you to create your own professional network.
* You will have the opportunity to participate in the summer study abroad program in Paris in which you explore architecture and art in a culturally diverse setting.
* You can work in the Detroit Studio, an urban outreach program focused on neighborhood development projects involving community-based architectural design and urban planning.
* You will study in an atmosphere of educational excellence, which is evident from the number of architectural students and faculty at Lawrence Tech who have won national and international awards and competitions.
* Students have taken first place in the 2004, 2005, and 2007 competitions of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; first place in 2002 and 2004 in the Zero Energy House Competition; first place in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Competition in 2006 and 2007; and in 2006 were selected for exhibition in the New Orleans Housing Competition following Hurricane Katrina.
* The architectural curriculum is built uniquely around "integrated design studios," in which you will work with interdisciplinary faculty teams that include architects, landscape architects, interior designers, lighting designers, and urban designers.
Graduates with a degree in Architecture have many career options:
# Construction administration
# Product representation
# Real estate development
# University teaching
# Urban design