In the undergraduate program, emphasis is placed on student competence in design inquiry/research, architectural history, human behavior and environment, technical systems, computer usage, professional practice and complemented by elective courses in general/liberal education-- natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Awareness of these areas provides the student with fundamental communication skills through critical thinking, conflict resolution, visual literacy and the knowledge of forces that shape magnificence societal and human affairs, as well as the impact of new technologies in an ever-changing world.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Architecture degree must complete a minimum of 171 credits. The general and detailed curriculum is shown below with credits on the right. Follow the linked course titles for a description of the course. Lists of all Architecture course descriptions are also available.
We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>
The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July. Read More >>