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K-State Architecture’s top-ranked professional program will put you on the path to be a conscientious, well-rounded, licensed architect. The architectural design studio is the core of our program. With low student numbers and extensive contact hours, you will work closely with a variety of expert faculty dedicated to instilling creativity, thoughtfulness, and professionalism in each and every student. Starting with basic design principles, you will rapidly move through the complexity of building and building system design. The degree culminates in a year-long, graduate-level project that combines research, design, and critical reflection – all important aspects of a vibrant career in architecture. Virtually all of our graduates find employment within six months of graduation. K-State Architecture alums have gone on to be leaders in well-known firms as well as their own architecture practices.
Students and faculty are engaged in exciting, award-winning projects that range from building material research to actual building design and construction to large-scale urban developments. This broad approach allows students to build competency in the full range of decision-making associated with architecture, from site design down to the detail.