University of Arkansas
School of Architecture
The Department of Architecture offers the five-year accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree and the four-year bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. Our degrees balance the requirements, constraints, and challenges of an undergraduate professional education with the necessity for education in the humanities, the arts, and the sciences that comprise the intellectual core of a university education. Knowledge and skills gained through our educational efforts serve as the base for intellectual growth and in so doing promote the innovative, even inventive, application of specialized knowledge in defining and solving architectural problems and expanding the peripheries of practice. For students who wish to enter the architecture profession, we provide preparation for successful internship and for the increasing scope of responsibilities in practice, and we provide the impetus for lifelong learning. At the center of our efforts is the necessity for understanding and knowledge in the history of architecture and our place in it, in theory and value-based philosophy, and in the range of technologies by which we implement and sustain our interventions in the built environment.With ever increasing frequency, our graduates pursue, in the workplace and through graduate education, varied careers within architecture and its allied professions. We have structured our curriculum for the education of architects, with the belief that design is a necessary endeavor of a civilized society.http://fayjones.uark.edu/
The University of Arkansas is a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, serves as the major center of liberal and professional education and as the primary land-grant campus in the state. In addition, it is Arkansas' major source of theoretical and applied research and the provider of a wide range of public services to people throughout the state and nation. In serving its threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service, the University strives to be recognized for excellence and continues to expand and strengthen its nationally and regionally competitive programs while maintaining a high level of competence in all programs.
The programs at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture are rooted in the best traditions of architectural education: responsibility and service to the societies and cultures to which we are inextricably connected, and the nurturing of the individual curiosity and capabilities of our students. We enthusiastically embrace the challenges of helping them in developing and refining essential skills, expanding their base of knowledge, sharpening their intellects, and polishing their sensibilities. We hope and trust that they leave us with a profound sense of confidence in themselves, and the conviction and capabilities necessary in dealing with the challenges and uncertainties they will confront in designing human habitat.
Undergraduate Program - The structure and content of the architecture curriculum are conceived to provide a sound foundation in the principal skills and fundamental knowledge necessary to all students seeking the accredited degree, while retaining sufficient flexibility to allow each student to define the particular professional and personal goals to which he or she aspires. The judicious use of core, professional and free electives allows students ample opportunities for pursuing minors outside the School, electing major or minor fields of concentration within the School, or simply enjoying a diverse general education. The professional core, composed of required courses in architectural technology, history and theory, practice,and, especially, the architectural design studio, anchors the curriculum in that body of knowledge which is essential to the practice of architecture. For the overwhelming majority of our students, the design studio is the heart of the professional core and the intellectual and creative focal point of each year of the curriculum, where ideas presented in parallel avenues of study are analyzed, synthesized, and critically engaged in the production of the semester's work.
1. Digital Fabrication & Technology
2. Materials and Construction
3. Historic Preservation
4. Public Health
5. Community Design
7. Sustainability & High Performance Build Enviroments
8. Interior Design