Architecture is a social art. As professionals, architects develop a constructive balance and creative synthesis in the discourse between the individual and the community, between private interests and the common good, and between the natural, the social, and the technological. This requires a comprehensive education with a thorough understanding of the cultural, political, economic, ecological, and technological forces that shape our built environment.
The School of Architecture’s mission is to educate professional architects and to advance architectural knowledge and creative practice through design-centered teaching and research. To support this mission it maintains a strong faculty composed of academics and practicing architects, fostering a dynamic dialogue between architecture’s identity as a discipline and a profession.
The M.Arch curriculum was the 2008 recipient of the AIA Education Honor Award and was praised for its “out-of-the-box thinking” framing of cutting edge issues facing architecture. The curriculum was designed to rapidly respond to the opportunities and demands of a dynamic and constantly changing world and profession. The structure of the program shifts between different modes of work, prompting students to develop a mental agility and critical thinking skills that prepare them to engage with the expanded and unfamiliar ways that architecture design is responding to the problems of the 21st century.
Rapson Hall - Room 145
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN, US , 55455