Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has tied for 10th in the nation, according to Design Intelligence, a monthly newsletter published by the Design Futures Council.
The seventh annual survey, published as America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2006, ranked 117 programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. More than 400 directors of design, managing principals and human resource directors at leading U.S. architecture firms were polled on which programs had produced the most professional, best-prepared graduates over the last five years.
Washington University was ranked 13th in 2005
“We are very pleased by this recognition, which comes from architectural professionals working around the country,” said Peter MacKeith, associate dean of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, both in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. “It represents the outstanding accomplishment of our students and faculty and reflects the vigor of the school’s teaching and learning mission.”
The Design Futures Council is a global network of professionals involved with the design community. Its mission is to explore trends, changes and new opportunities in design, architecture and building technology.
The complete rankings are available as both a print edition and as a downloadable pdf at http://www.di.net/archschools/schools.html
The top graduate programs were:
1. Harvard University
2. University of Cincinnati
3. University of Virginia
4. Columbia University
University of Pennsylvania
6. University of Texas at Austin
7. Rice University
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Washington University in St. Louis