Paul Rudolph ink architectural drawing of the Jewett Arts Center

This interdepartmental major offers the opportunity to merge the study of architectural history with studio practice.

Following the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius’ advice on the education of the architect, the program encourages students to familiarize themselves with a broad range of subjects in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Students may elect courses in art, mathematics, and physics that lead to the appreciation of the principles of design and the fundamental techniques of architecture.

The major may be weighted towards architectural history, studio investigation, or a balance between the two. Students considering a major in Architecture must work with an advisor in their main area of concentration to work out a specific program of study.