Architecture Program Mission Statement

The Architecture Program at the University enables students to acquire and apply knowledge that contributes to the betterment of our physical environments. Within a balanced curriculum of technology, visualization, history, theory and design studio coursework, the program offers a platform for scholarship, constructive discourse and debate.  Northeast Ohio’s rich history and dynamic urban landscape serve as a setting for academic learning and the study of “real world” conditions.  By placing equal emphasis on the poetics and pragmatics of construction and design, the curriculum inspires experimentation, collaboration, discovery, critical thinking and innovation.  The program fosters academic excellence and prepares students to be responsible and accomplished architectural professionals.