ARCHITECTURE

PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN: 95%

ANNUAL AVERAGE SALARY: $88,680

List of program requirements & course descriptions (pdf)

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

Dunwoody’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 ncarb.org.

Design and build for real clients and communities in need. Recent clients include:

Become 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

AFFILIATIONS
  • 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, www.aia.org
**2014 ACSA Atlas Project, www.acsa-arch.org

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