School of Architecture
Studying architecture today is about much more than learning about how to build buildings. It is about framing the arguments for their existence; about urban density, energy performance, and sustainability; but most of all it is about change.
At Northeastern, we offer students many choices about how to engage the many changes we face in our culture, commerce, and built environment in the coming years. Students can choose from several different undergraduate degree programs that focus on different aspects of this changing world.
Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston, one of the country's oldest and most architecturally rich cities. The University is one of the largest in the region, and a national leader in co-operative education, or the formal linkage of academic and practical learning. The School of Architecture encourages students to take advantage of related courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Urban and Regional Policy, College of Engineering, and the College of Business.
The School of Architecture at Northeastern focuses on urban building and its ramifications. The program seeks to bring the critical and inventive capabilities of the architect to bear on the real problems of contemporary cities; especially Boston. The School is home to a number of important outreach programs in urban housing, new urban school prototypes, mapping initiatives, and new urban design strategies for post-industrial sites. The mission of the School of Architecture assumes architecture to be the context of civic life, and seeks opportunities for public imagery in an increasingly privatized urban landscape.
(BS in Architecture + Master of Architecture)
This is the traditional NAAB-accredited architectural education. With a degree that focuses on urban issues, pragmatism, sustainability, and a market-driven building urban environment, Northeastern architecture graduates are prepared for leadership in a field that continues to change dramatically.
(Bachelor of Landscape Architecture)
Landscape architecture in the United States has undergone a significant change in direction over the past 15-20 years. Landscape architects are now at the forefront of changes that will transform our cities into much more environmentally sustainable places. Now a deeply interdisciplinary field, landscape architects collaborate with environmental scientists, hydrologists, and public policy professionals to transform our urban landscapes into much better performing ecological systems.
Design & Strategy
(BS in Architectural Studies)
This is a variation on the traditional architecture degree that allows for significantly more curricular options. Students get the rigor of an architectural degree, with the options to connect with other themes in sustainability, business and design thinking, and culture and criticism tacks. They have more options as undergraduates, but may return to the NAAB-accredited professional route by taking the two-year Master of Architecture degree.
- Art & Design
- History, Theory, Criticism