College of Architecture

Established in 1910, the College of Architecture has the distinction of being one of the 10 founding members of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. We offer rigorous graduate and undergraduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design while drawing from the resources of a top-tier research institution. You'll work closely with our distinguished faculty, utilizing expansive studios and spaces for making, as well as the St. Louis region itself.

Graduate Programs

Through critical thinking, research, and cutting-edge programs, the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design gives students the means to improve our world. Disciplinary depth is the essential ingredient in the interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to effectively address the complex environmental and social issues facing our world. Our degree programs center around four areas of expertise: discipline-based design practice, technology and the arts, social engagement, and resilient cities. We focus on environmental ethics, historical and global perspectives, innovation, and technological fluency, providing students with experiences that will allow them to be leaders in their fields.

Explore our programs:
Master of Architecture>>
Master of Landscape Architecture>>
Master of Urban Design>>
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design>>
Master of Science in Architectural Studies>>
Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism>>
Dual + Joint Degrees>>

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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Architecture offers a rigorous architecture program within a dynamic, cross-disciplinary campus. You can earn a degree with a more architecture-intensive experience (the BS in Architecture) or one with a broader liberal arts base (the BA in Architecture). We also offer minors in architecture, architectural history and theory, creative practice for social change, landscape architecture, and urban design. You’ll graduate with the tools to design beautiful, innovative, and sustainable architectural environments, and become a more creative thinker and designer. Learn about our undergraduate program>>

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Spaces for Making

The Sam Fox School is an inspiring place for learning, making, and creative research. Opened in fall 2019, Weil Hall is the new hub for our graduate programs, as well as the home to the Caleres Fabrication Studio, which includes industry-grade tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, a large-format CNC milling machine, vacuum and thermoforming, and a knife plotter. Our six-building complex also features generous individual studio spaces, numerous wood and metal shops, the world-class Kemper Art Museum, a dedicated art and architecture library, and spaces for pinups, installations, and critiques. Check out our spaces for learning and making>>


Our core faculty have pioneered research in building technology, cultural arts, housing, history, and urban sustainability. And each semester, we bring in cutting-edge architects, designers, and researchers from around the world. Through lectures, workshops, and studio instruction, you’ll learn firsthand from global leaders in their field.

About St. Louis

Located at the confluence of the country's great waterways, the St. Louis region offers a fertile ecological and experimental terrain for resilient design and research. Each semester we offer projects and courses that engage the St. Louis community, often working through our Office for Socially Engaged Practice. A mid-size city with an out-sized cultural scene, St. Louis is a place of unprecedented access—and one of the most affordable, culturally exciting cities to launch your career.


For details about applying to our undergraduate architecture program, click here>>
For details about applying to our graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design, click here>>

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