Architecture + Community Design

Students gather on grey, cascading steps

The contemporary metropolis and its relationship to peri-urban and rural surroundings are complex. You will engage with and learn from the city through innovative architectural design and real world projects to make a significant difference in the lives of underserved communities. Architecture, urban design, city planning, and landscape design — we deliver an interdisciplinary education inspired by design addressing the common good.

The major is a pre-professional degree program that satisfies the entrance requirements for graduate architecture and urban design programs at the nation's top universities. The curriculum combines an introduction to architecture, urban design, city planning, and landscape design with a strong emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. In the classroom, around San Francisco, and on international immersion trips, we train students to become impassioned readers, interpreters, actors, and designers of their cities, institutions, and communities.

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The minor in Architecture and Community Design is designed to provide the non-architecture major with an appreciation of design, architectural history, urban planning and design, community outreach as it relates to architectural and landscape design projects in underserved communities, and elective technical skills in CAD.

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The minor in Architectural Engineering provides an interdisciplinary overview of engineering topics associated with building design and the study and practice of engineering. The curriculum consists of technically challenging courses that rely on a series of prerequisites, as well as experiment-based and skill-development courses that can be taken without prerequisites.

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