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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

DesignIntelligence 2020 Survey

As in the past, we are asking for your help in taking the annual DesignIntelligence surveys in one of three key groups: professionals with hiring/supervising responsibility, deans/department chairs, and students. The rankings will come from the hiring professionals survey results as they always have. Rankings will be reported for Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture Programs, Undergraduate and Graduate Landscape Architecture Programs, and Undergraduate and Graduate Interior Design Programs.

The results will be published to a website as the 2020 America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools where three sets of rankings will be reported:

  • Most Admired Schools
  • Most Hired From Schools
  • Schools chosen as the strongest in each of twelve specialty focus areas

Each of the three groups surveyed will be asked questions that match their area of expertise.

  • Professionals will be asked where they hire from and whyWe also ask which schools are strongest in 12 specialty focus areas and for their opinions on changes in the world of professional practice
  • Deans and academics will be asked to comment on the current and future state of design education
  • Students will be asked how programs prepare them for practice and what their intentions are for applying their training after they graduate

Continuing the tradition of highlighting the most admired architecture and design educators, all groups will be asked to name the educator they most admire.

Additional results from all surveys will provide other perspectives that will be helpful to readers.


PROFESSIONS SURVEYS (due Friday, June 5th), please distribute the following links to hiring/supervising professionals within firms,

Architecture - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/archprof_2020

Landscape - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/landprof_2020

Interiors - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/intprof_2020


DEANS & ACADEMICS SURVEYS (due Friday, June 5th), please distribute the following links to program heads and complete it yourself,

Architecture - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/archdeans_2020

Landscape - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/landdeans_2020

Interiors - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/intdeans_2020


STUDENTS SURVEYS (due Friday, June 5th), please distribute the following links to students, undergraduates and graduates in your programs, and new alumni who have graduated within the last two years,

Architecture - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/archstudents_2020

Landscape - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/landstudents_2020

Interiors - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/intstudents_2020