Our Students Design the World of Tomorrow

Design thinking processes are introduced to students in the first year and continually reinforced throughout the program. Theory is a vital component of architectural exploration as it presents varied sets of related ideas that predict, describe and direct the relationships between factors that influence and support the appropriate design decision-making process — outcomes.

We also view our approach to design as inseparable from construction, fabrication, finance, aesthetics and culture.

First Year Design Studio

Second Year Design Studio

Third Year Design Studio

Fourth Year Design Studio

Fifth Year Design Studio


Associate Professor William W. Taylor Released Book of Architectural Theory

Tue, March 6, 2018

Associate Professor William Wesley Taylor’s book Drylongso: Excursions in the Production of Place and the Maintenance of Identity was released by college textbook publisher Linus Learning. Professor Taylor comprehensively writes about place and identity from a perspective of over forty years of design practice and thirty-three years of teaching. Read More >>

Professor Ronnie McGhee Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Tue, February 27, 2018

Professor Ronnie McGhee has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Professor McGhee becomes the 20th graduate of Howard's Bachelor of Architecture program to reach this high honor. Read More >>