Academy of Art University
School of Architecture
The Academy of Art University offers NAAB accredited undergraduate and graduate professional programs dedicated to advanced architectural design, theory, advanced technical developments, and the practice of making and building. With practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, with the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future. We participate in shaping our physical world with passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams, emerging technologies and fabrication labs, and sustainable methods.http://www.academyart.edu/academics/architecture
The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art and practice of architecture by offering academic programs that foster critical thinking, artistic vision, and responsible leadership.
During their tenure at the school, student's work will represent the result of a process focusing on the following program goals:
To stimulate and support the exploration of new and old architectural ideas.
To encourage the student to be an active contributor to studios organized as laboratories of design.
To investigate the possible, understand the past and question the present.
To engage the San Francisco urban environment as a field of research.
To explore and understand the urban consequences of architectural design.
The Academy of Art University, School of Architecture, is accredited by The National Architectural Accrediting Board.
The first professional degree 162 unit Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) program provides an intense design education by developing each student's capacity to synthesize critical thought, artistic vision, and responsible leadership. With passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams, emerging technologies and fabrication labs, and sensitivity to sustainable methods – together we will participate in shaping our physical world.
Through the process of design, discovery of meaning and experience of making, the 63 and 87 unit Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) programs at AAU provide the graduate student the confidence needed to incorporate aesthetical and physical possibilities for new buildings into our existing built environment. At the Graduate School, Architecture and Urban Design are considered inseparable and mutually inclusive components of a cohesive academic process.
Rounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. To study the world through the architectural lens is an opportunity to examine our culture through the spaces and buildings that we create.
1. Art & Design
2. Industry Collaborations
3. Digital Design & Visualization
4. Digital Fabrication & Technology