Architecture

Dunwoody offers a five-year Bachelor’s degree in architecture with an integral two-year Associate of Applied Science degree.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Architecture at Dunwoody is a five-year, full-time bachelor’s completion degree program offered within the Construction Sciences & Building Technology Department. The program is structured as a two plus three, awarding an Associate in Applied Science degree after the first two years and a Bachelor’s Completion degree after the final three years.

In their first two years, students become experts in current design and building technologies, making them ideal employees in building design and construction industries. Students learn a full array of industry standard design technologies, including hand drawing, drafting, CAD, building information modeling, 3D modeling, and architectural visualization. They also frequently interact with leaders in the design profession in the context of in-process, real-world architectural projects.

In their final three years, students gain advanced design thinking skills and engage in the advancement of design and building technologies. They also acquire the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the profession of architecture. Students fully engage in a studio culture, whereby each studio synthesizes their education through the design, development and documentation of an original architectural work.

Concurrently, students engage in business courses in marketing, accounting, and management as well as Arts & Sciences courses in oral and written communications; math and science; social and behavioral studies; applied research; and the arts and humanities The program prepares graduates for life in a design world through careers in architecture and related fields such as building construction, and building component design and fabrication.

ACCREDITATION

The program is currently eligible for candidacy with the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB) with an anticipated candidacy date of January 2015 and an initial accreditation date of January 2019. For more information about NAAB visit: http://naab.org/about/home

DEGREE INFORMATION:

Employment Levels*
Intern, Designer, Project Manager, Principal Architect, Junior Partner, Senior Partner

Recent Employers
Radius Track; RDS Architects; SALA Architects; Kaas Wilson Architects; Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.; Widseth Smith Nolting; Permasteelisa; M.A. Mortenson

National Median Salary*

$76,700*

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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RESOURCES & LINKS

CAREERS

The Emerging Professional’s Companion

AIA Minnesota Job Bank

NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD (NAAB)

www.naab.org

NAAB Procedures for Accreditation (edition currently in effect)

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS (NCARB)

NCARB News

www.NCARB.org

The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects

ARE Guidelines

Education Guidelines

IDP Guidelines

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHTECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)

www.aias.org

Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA)

www.aia.org

2012 AIA/NCARB Internship and Career Survey  

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE

www.acsa-arch.org

ACSA Atlas Project
The Journal of Architectural Education

Dunwoody College News Blog:
Dunwoody College of Technology Launches Five Year Bachelors Degree in Architecture 
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