The Howard H. Mackey Building as the School of Architecture and Planning before it transitioned in 1995 to what is now the College of Engineering and Architecture, housing the Department of Architecture and the Office of the Dean.

The Department of Architecture offers a program of study leading to the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB). The program places emphasis on student competence in the following pragmatic areas: design, inquiry/research, architectural history and theory, human behavior and environment, technical systems, computer usage and professional practice. Study in these areas provides the student with fundamental design and communication skills through critical thinking, conflict resolution, visual literacy, knowledge of forces that shape and influence societal and human affairs and the impact of new technologies in an ever-changing world test.

The Design Studio serves as the core synthesizing forum of the program for design and social and human behaviorial concerns, response to the physical environment, the ethical responsibility for ecologically sustainable design, and the cultural context in which architecture is developed. These and other issues are addressed as an interrelated whole, both horizontally and vertically in the curriculum.

The department believes that architecture and design are rigorous acts of creativity, research and scholarship and encourages a pluralistic intellectual environment in which diverse ideas can be investigated and tested.

News

Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Fri, February 16, 2018

Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) and will be inducted on April 22, 2018 at the 2018 Induction Ceremony in New Orleans. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Farhana Ferdous Awarded AAHF Research Grant

Fri, February 9, 2018

Joining Howard University in Fall 2017 as an assistant professor in the department of architecture, Dr. Ferdous has already been awarded a research grant by the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF). Read More >>

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