• Address
    Gainesville, FL, 32611, United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Undergraduate - Professional

    B.Arch.

    Graduate - Professional

    M.Arch.

    Graduate - Post-Professional

    Ph.D. Architecture
    M.S. Architecture

    Related Disciplines - Undergraduate

    B. Landscape Architecture
    B.A. Interior Design
    B.S. Construction Science

    Related Disciplines - Graduate

    M.A. Interior Design
    M.S. Building Technology
    M.S. Landscape Architecture
    M.S. Urban and Regional Planning
  • Tuition
    In-State Undergrad: $6,263
    Out-of-State Undergrad: $28,541
    In-State Graduate: $12,642
    Out-of-State Graduate: $30,036
  • Full-Time Students
    614
  • School Deadlines
    Summer Session II


    Fall Semester
    February 1 (Masters only)

    Summer Session III


    Spring Semester


    Summer Session I


University of Florida

College of Design, Construction and Planning

The School of Architecture at the University of Florida is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for students intending to enter the profession of architecture. The primary mission of the School and its programs is to provide a curriculum and educational context that teaches students the means by which they can be responsive to human needs in creating the built environment. Our students must be perceptive, skilled and inventive - capable of acting in a responsible manner in today's profession, while continuing to learn throughout their lives so as to realize a visionary profession for the future. The most important facet of this educational mission is to instill in our students a strong social consciousness and a desire to be active participants in improving the quality of their communities.

http://soa.dcp.ufl.edu
University
Setting

The University of Florida at Gainesville has 50,000 students, 120 departments, and numerous research centers. As an institution, it has set National standards for university system attaining the highest level of excellence. In achieving this goal, the university has actively recruited faculty and students from around the country and world. Five disciplines comprise the College of Design Construction and Planning: School of Architecture, Department of Landscape, Department of Interior Design, Department of Urban Planning and School of Building Construction. With this rich mix of specialties, ranging from design to Construction, the School of Architecture is in a unique position to lead in the development of the built environment, to initiate research projects, and to contribute to the preservation of the natural context. The College of Design Construction and Planning is housed in its own building on campus. The School of Architecture is one ofthe largest in the United States with over 750 students in both graduate and undergraduate programs. The architecture faculty is internationally recognized, culturally diverse and present varied approaches to architectural design. Visiting faculty and lecturers from around the world constitute an important aspect of the educational experience. Gainesville, with 250,000 in its metropolitan area, is centrally located in north Florida, a one hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

School Philosophy

The School of Architecture at the University of Florida is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for students intending to enter the profession of architecture. The primary mission of the School and its programs is to provide a curriculum and educational context that teaches students the means by which they can be responsive to human needs in creating the built environment. Our students must be perceptive, skilled and inventive - capable of acting in a responsible manner in today's profession, while continuing to learn throughout their lives so as to realize a visionary profession for the future. The most important facet of this educational mission is to instill in our students a strong social consciousness and a desire to be active participants in improving the quality of their communities.

School
Programs

In the School of Architecture, teaching, research and study are intended to engage the students and faculty in advanced investigations in their discipline; with the ultimate aim of making it possible for each student to make an individual contribution to the improvement of the built environment. The architecture program is intended to foster the intellectual growth and development of students and faculty, to develop new knowledge that will materially add to the discipline of architecture and to society as a whole, to act as an integral and contributing part of the intellectual community of the University, and to encourage graduates to utilize their unique talents in the construction of places that contribute in a fundamental way to the betterment of their fellow neighbors. The school's Master of Architecture is a professional degree allows each student the opportunity to focus coursework in one or more areas, including design, history, theory, urban design, preservation, structures, acoustics, technology and pedagogy. The student's overall college experience, including undergraduate programs and the graduate program, is intended to be a complete unit of professional education leading toward practice in architecture or related professions. Students entering the program matriculate in one of the following programs of study: B.Arch. base (1 year); baccalaureate with architecture major base (2 years); baccalaureate with non-related degree base (3 years). The Master of Science in Architectural Studies degree program is a non-professional degree in architecture for those seeking to do advanced work in a specialized area of architecture. Students holding a bachelor's degree in any discipline, or a first professional degree from an accredited architecture program are eligible for enrollment in this program. The curriculum normally extends over three semesters, and each student must complete the required thesis, with their program of study being individually developed by the students with the Master of Science committee.

Areas
of Focus
  • Art & Design
  • Building Technologies
  • Design/Build
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Ecological Design
  • History, Theory, Criticism
  • Materials And Construction
Student
Opportunities
Lecture Series
Solar Decathlon
Teaching Assistantships
Research Assistantships
Co-op or Work Placement
Exchange
Study Abroad
Studio / Course Trips
Student-led publication
Cross-disciplinary Studios
Cross-disciplinary Courses
Preparation for Licensing Exams
Our
Facilities
Individual Workspaces
Computer Lab
Large-format Printer
Woodshop
Metalshop
Fabrication Lab
24 Hour Workshop
Fumehood
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Multi-axis Robot
Image Collection
Architecture Library