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"Architectural education changes your mind...and the world. It does so indirectly, through the hands of the students who become professionals who imagine, envision, design, and build the environment that we live in."
Dean, College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration
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The College of Architecture has pioneered an undergraduate course of study that integrates architecture with the liberal arts, allowing students to acquire a rigorous design education while exploring other academic areas. The curriculum emphasizes craft and making, history and theory, sustainability and community engagement. Students gain experience in a wide array of media, including freehand drawing and computer-aided design. With minors in landscape architecture, urban design, and architectural history, students can explore the interdisciplinary intersections of environmental art and design, preparing them for a wide range of creative practices.
The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design is comprised of professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Disciplinary depth is the essential ingredient in the interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to effectively address the complex environmental and social issues facing our world. Our graduate programs are focused on environmental ethics, historical and global perspectives, innovation, and technological fluency, providing students with experiences that will allow them to be leaders in their fields. With dual degrees offered in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and joint degrees with construction management, social work, and business, design becomes the synthetic context for transdisciplinary knowledge through research and practice.
Along with the focus on St. Louis and the North American continent, international semesters expand the physical reach of both the undergraduate and graduate programs, connecting them to diverse educational settings in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. To learn about more about opportunities for international study offered by the Sam Fox School, click here.