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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

School of Architecture


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The School of Architecture is accredited, National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and member, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

College of Architecture + Planning
Office: 332 Architecture Building
Mailing Address: 375 S. 1530 E., Rm. 332 ARCH, Salt Lake City, UT 84112- 0370
Phone: 801-585-5354
Fax: 801-581-8217
Website: soa.cap.utah.edu
 
Chair: Mira Locher, FAIA

Advisor: 332 Architecture Building, 801-585-5354, email: arch@arch.utah.edu

The study of Architecture brings together a community of students, faculty, and staff with a broad range of interests and expertise in creative design, building and computer technology, issues of social and ecological responsibility, and the scholarly study of the history and theory of the built environment. In this wide range of interests is a common concern for constructing and maintaining the highest quality in our built and natural environments. To this end, the school offers academically and professionally oriented programs in several related fields, including a professionally accredited program in architecture, a Minor in Design and a certificate in Historic Preservation.

Programs

Multi-Disciplinary Design Program  

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Architectural Studies B.S. and H.B.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

The College of Architecture + Planning offers undergraduate degrees in architectural studies, multi-disciplinary design, and urban ecology. Each degree represents strong preparation for advanced work in an accredited graduate program in their respective disciplines. They also provide a sound foundation for career opportunities in the many fields engaged in shaping and managing the built environment.

Admission Requirements

Please note: Students entering the Architecture major after Spring of 2017 should refer to the Design Foundations program requirements outlined in the information for the College of Architecture + Planning  . 

Special Requirements

All students entering or continuing within the architectural studies major or M.Arch. program must own and maintain their own computer platform and accompanying software within the school’s design studio setting. Specifications and specifics for use of the school’s network are available on the school’s website.

Graduate Program

Please see the Architecture M.Arch., Architecture Studies M.S., and Historic Preservation Certificate listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Admission Requirements

There may be additional admission requirements for this program. Please see program pages for more information.

Professional Accreditation

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation,  depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Special Requirements

All students entering or continuing within the architectural studies major or M.Arch. program must own and maintain their own computer platform and accompanying software within the school’s design studio setting. Specifications and specifics for use of the school’s network are available on the school’s website.

Students in all graduate programs are expected to make timely progress toward completion of their program. Timely progress is defined as completing the equivalent of three semester courses per semester; progress at less than this rate without prior written permission of the director will result in dismissal from the program. No graduate course may be repeated without prior written permission of the director. A student may not register for a course in any M.Arch. study area if they have incomplete work pending in that area. Students whose graduate GPA falls below established standards will be placed on probation; see the Architecture Policy Handbook for restrictions and requirements concerning probation. All projects or other student work produced as part of an architecture class become the property of the School of Architecture and will be returned to students at the school’s discretion.

Graduate students are encouraged to obtain architectural or allied office experience during the summer. Foreign students are expected to obtain 12 months of practical training, either as part-time work before graduation, full-time work following graduation, or a  combination of the two.

Students should also consult the Architecture Policy Handbook for additional procedures and requirements.

Costs and Financial Aid

A tuition differential is assessed on the credit hours taken by students in the M.Arch. and M.S. programs. See Tuition Rate Schedules for architecture under Tuition and Fees on the University web site. In addition to financial aid available through the Office of Financial Aid of the University, the School of Architecture offers both teaching assistantships and scholarships to its graduate students. Applications for teaching assistantships and scholarships are received and awards made during spring semester for the next academic year.

Program and Course Offerings

 

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