• Address
    University Park, PA, 16802, United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Undergraduate - Professional

    B.Arch.

    Undergraduate - Pre-Professional

    B.S. Architecture

    Graduate - Professional

    M.Arch.

    Graduate - Post-Professional

    Ph.D. Architecture
  • Tuition
    In-State Undergrad: $16,992
    Out-of-State Undergrad: $29,566
    In-State Graduate: $19,172
    Out-of-State Graduate: $32,148
  • Full-Time Students
    263
  • School Deadlines
    Fall Semester


    Spring Semester


Pennsylvania State University

Department of Architecture

http://stuckeman.psu.edu/arch
University
Setting

The Pennsylvania State University occupies a beautiful campus in State College, in a rural area of central Pennsylvania that is within convenient travel distance of major metropolitan centers. Students take courses in related departments such as art, art history, landscape architecture, and engineering. The Department shares the award winning "green" (LEED Gold Rating) Stuckeman Family Building with the Department of Landscape Architecture. Facilities include a state-of-the-art shop, an outdoor building yard, digital fabrication equipment and an Immersive Environments Lab for 3D visualization. Transfer students are admitted upon portfolio and transcript review. Students also benefit from the innumerable opportunities for diverse educational, cultural, and recreational activities that a large and comprehensive state university provides. The relatively small size of the program encourages intense and informal interaction between students and a committed, energetic faculty. The studio is often the setting for such interaction. Studio facilities are available on a 24-hour basis. Each student is assigned a permanent workstation in the facilities,which are centrally located on the campus.

School Philosophy

Undergraduate Philosophy - The objectives of the Department of Architecture are to provide excellence in professional, resident instruction in the field of architecture and opportunities for exploration and research related to the areas of theory and practice in architecture community and urban digital design and fabrication, advanced visualization, sustainability, and architectural theory. The focus is on the content of design, namely the acquisition of knowledge and skills through studio education and the acquisition of professional values, perspectives, and attitudes. Graduate Philosophy - Penn State offers a post-professional graduate program leading to a Master of Architecture degree. The Master of Architecture program provides individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in architecture (B.Arch.) the opportunity to expand their knowledge of architectural design and architectural and urban theory.

School
Programs

The five-year accredited Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree is a progressive program that prepares students to practice architecture and to be leaders in the profession. First year provides students with an array of skills from hand drawing and modeling to digital design and fabrication. Second year is an integration of these skills with architectural challenges including structures, materials and theory. Third year allows for students to synthesize their knowledge and skills in a more comprehensive manner with the addition of environmental controls, culture and theory. Fourth year takes a broader view at urban design issues and provides international experience with a semester abroad in Rome. The degree program culminates with a comprehensive thesis studio exploring design challenges individually chosen by students and guided by experienced faculty. The post-professional Master of Architecture program offers three distinct options for graduate-level studies: Community & Urban Design; Digital Design; and Culture, Society, & Space. All three courses of study offer an engagement with faculty who are recognized leaders in their field, and all three programs are housed within the new state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified Stuckeman Family Building.

Areas
of Focus
  • Community Design
  • Design/Build
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Historic Preservation
  • LEED
  • Materials And Construction
  • Urbanism
Student
Opportunities
Lecture Series
Teaching Assistantships
Research Assistantships
Study Abroad
Studio / Course Trips
Cross-disciplinary Studios
Cross-disciplinary Courses
Preparation for Licensing Exams
Our
Facilities
Individual Workspaces
Model Photography Station
Computer Lab
Large-format Printer
Woodshop
Metalshop
Fabrication Lab
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
Image Collection
Architecture Library