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Experience Architecture at Dunwoody

Become a leader in the built environment by earning a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Dunwoody. Earn your license the moment you graduate. Design and build projects for exceptional clients and communities. Develop new ways of building by harnessing countless design and building technologies.

Achieve licensure upon graduation

Photos of Dunwoody Architecture students listening in a lecture at Dunwoody CollegeDunwoody’s Architecture program offers a rare and valuable path to becoming a licensed architect the moment you graduate. Dunwoody’s practice-based curriculum, professional-focused philosophy, and actively-practicing faculty give you the ability to work in the profession while in school. This can defray the cost of education, make you more valuable earlier in your career, and allow you to complete all required experience for licensure prior to graduation.

Dunwoody Architecture is structured as a two plus three stackable credential, awarding a technical Associate of Applied Science degree after the first two years and a comprehensive professional Bachelor of Architecture degree after the final three years. This allows students who do not wish to pursue licensure a two year path into the profession. This structure also allows students from other technical and community colleges to seamlessly transfer into year three of Dunwoody’s program.

Experience the Benefits of Dunwoody Architecture

Work in the profession throughout your academic career. Become employable within your first year at Dunwoody through the program’s curriculum and the College’s nearly perfect placement rate. Start your architectural experience record with help from students and faculty assigned as guides and mentors in your path to licensure. Learn more at

Design and build for real clients and communities in need. Recent clients include the Will Steger Foundation, IFP Minnesota, The Well Living Lab at Mayo Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, and Veterans’ Journey Home.

Photo of Dunwoody Architecture student smiling with tape measurerBecome a leader within a national community through the American Institute of Architecture Students. Help shape the studio culture, and participate in national events including Forum, Quad, and Grassroots.

Experience architecture around the world through multiple travel study options. Recent locations include Barcelona, Italy, Cuba, New Orleans, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

Harness countless design and building technologies. Utilize a comprehensive software package and powerful notebook computers given to every student in the program. Learn established and emerging building technologies and engage in the formation of new technologies through self-guided, applied research. Measure the value and performance of architecture through energy simulation and whole building design cost analysis.

Access dozens of innovative labs. Design and fabrication tools are available to all students, and include large format CNC routing, virtual reality simulation, small and large format laser cutting and engraving, portable and stationed welding, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, steel and metal plasma cutting, CNC milling, photography and visualization, automotive finishing, scale model making, full-scale woodworking, machining and tooling, i-Gen printing, digital paper and cardboard cutting, and material strength testing.

Discover new ways of practicing architecture. Interact with a diverse faculty of active practitioners, and network with the program’s advisory committee consisting of dozens of leaders in the local profession.

Engage in cross-departmental training/collaboration opportunities, including shared projects with students in interior design, construction management, mechanical engineering, robotics, manufacturing, automotive, and graphic design programs.

Degree Information:

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The program takes five years (ten semesters) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the day.

With Your Degree

Photo of Dunwoody Architect student presenting workCommon Job Titles
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
– Drafter
– BIM Manager
– Principal Architect
– Project Architect
– Project Manager
– Senior Designer

Recent Employers
Companies that hire our graduates include:
– Radius Track
– RDS Architects
– SALA Architects
– Kaas Wilson Architects
– Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
– Widseth Smith Nolting
– Permasteelisa
– M.A. Mortenson

Program Placement Rate for Architectural Drafting & Design: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

Program Placement Rate for Architecture:*

*This is a new program; The first graduating class will be in May of 2018.
Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

National Median Salary*: $76,700*


– NAAB National Architectural Accrediting Board – Candidate Degree Program
– ACADIA Association of Computer Aided Design In Architecture – Member Institution
– AIAS American Institute of Architecture Students – Local Chapter Member
– ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture – Candidate Member Institution
– CSI Construction Specifications Institute – Minnesota Chapter – Member Institution
– AIA American Institute of Architects – Minnesota Chapter – Committee Members 

Occupational Outlook**:

+18% Growth 2012-2022 (above average)

*2013 AIA Compensation Report: A Survey of U.S. Architecture Firms,
**2014 ACSA Atlas Project,

Dunwoody College News: 

Architecture students to design dining hall for Steger Wilderness Center
International, local Architects donate napkin sketches to scholarship auction
Architecture students place 2nd, 3rd in 2016 Skills USA Competition
Dunwoody Architecture students help create 8 affordable housing projects at Search for Shelter charrette

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