Last week, we introduced the YOU criteria; this week, we introduce the INSTITUTION criteria. Although the degree program you will attend resides in an academic unit – college or department, the academic unit belongs to an institution. You should consider attributes of the institution but next week, we will highlight the ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM criteria. Decision-Making…

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Decision-Making Process: YOU Regardless of the architecture degree you may pursue, how do you select an architecture program? After learning about the many degree programs, choosing among them may seem a daunting task; over 135 institutions in the United States and Canada offer professional architecture degree programs. However, if you analyze the criteria that are…

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Researching a Graduate Program Below is a brief synopsis from a colleague on researching a graduate program in architecture. Note that many graduate programs are hosting Graduate Open Houses during late October / early November providing you an opportunity to visit programs. Michelle A. Rinehart, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach Georgia Institute…

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RANKINGS – WORTH IT! In the book, Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, the text below on Rankings was included.  As you can see, use caution if using various rankings. RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS While rankings are a popular method of assistance in selecting an architecture program, be cautious. Do you know…

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COURSES, TOOLS, ETC. COURSES Regardless of the program and institution you select to pursue your architecture degree, the courses offered will be similar. A typical sequence includes the following: general education, design, history and theory, technology, professional practice, and electives. Each architecture program will require courses in general education—English, humanities, mathematics and science, and social…

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