DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 20172018

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image  Matthew Carbone

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image Matthew Carbone

Which programs in the United States are best preparing students for a future in the profession? DesignIntelligence emailed architecture and interior design professionals from around the US and asked them to answer this question, using their answers to rank schools from the perspective of those with the power to hire graduates. According to the report, DesignIntelligence surveyed “a total of 2,654 hiring professionals from 1,923 professional practice organizations” in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Read on to see the top ten undergraduateand graduate programs in the United States. For more information on the methodology, in-depth information on the ranked schools, and additional lists (such as rankings on schools’ focus areas like communication, engineering, and design technologies), check out the full report.

Top Undergraduate

  1. Cornell University
  2. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  3. Syracuse University
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. University of Southern California
  6. Rice University
  7. University of Texas, Austin
  8. Southern California Institute of Architecture
  9. Pratt Institute
  10. Rhode Island School of Design

Top Graduate

  1. Harvard University
  2. Columbia University
  3. Cornell University
  4. Yale University
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. University of California, Los Angeles
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. University of California, Berkeley
  9. University of Southern California
  10. Washington University, St. Louis

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The Best US Architecture Schools for 2016 are…

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DesignIntelligence 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016

DesignIntelligence has named 25 educators for being the most “exemplary professionals” in their field. With professors from some of the US’ top architecture schools, each honoree was selected with “extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students.”

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And the Best US Architecture Schools for 2015 Are…

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