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DesignIntelligence Compares Architecture Colleges and Univesities in the USA


Photo of cubicle-like studio spaces, empty, awaiting new architecture students at Harvard

Studio spaces in Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Architect John Andrews, 1972

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Student Yinery Baez explains a touch screen control panel inside the team's solar house.

Student team member explains a touch screen control panel.

Photo of Yinery Baez ©2011 Stefano Paltera / U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Modern archhitecture school, stylized photo of building exterior, abstract view

Abstract view of University of California Architecture School, Berkeley

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Which architecture school is the most respected? Which is the most innovative? Which is the best?

Every year, DesignIntelligence conducts an extensive survey for the Design Futures Council, seeking to identify the most successful architecture schools in the United States. Hundreds of architects, architecture professors, and architecture organizations contribute to the hefty report, which includes charts, graphs, statistics, analysis, and school rankings.

Mind you, school rankings can't tell you which college is best for your own particular interests and needs. You'll want to visit prospective schools and talk with students and graduates. Then, weigh your observations with this fact-packed report.

America's Best Architecture & Design Schools
Selected findings from DesignIntelligence, 2014

Top Graduate Programs in Architecture
(M.Arch Degree)

Top Undergraduate Programs in Architecture
(B.Arch Degrees)

The complete report with the top twenty school rankings, the top Industrial Design schools, Landscape Architecture schools, the best Interior Design schools, a directory of top schools, and helpful articles may be purchased from DesignIntelligence. To order a print edition or a PDF download, visit America's Best Architecture & Design Schools.

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Source:America's Best Architecture Schools 2014, DesignIntelligence, Greenway communications [accessed November 3, 2013]

Top Graduate Programs in Landscape Architecture

Top Undergraduate Programs in Landscape Architecture

Sources for Landscape Arch. Ranks: DesignIntelligence Announces Best Landscape Architecture Schools for 2014, Blog posted by Lucy Wang on November 6, 2013 [accessed November 7, 2013] and 2014 Landscape Architecture School Rankings, posted by Damian Holmes on November 8, 2013, World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine [accessed November 9, 2013]

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