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  • Address
    79 New Montgomery
    St. San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

    Pre-professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    B.A. Architectural Design

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Graduate)

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

    Post-professional or non-professional Architecture (Graduate)

    M.A. Advanced Architectural Design

    Other Related Disciplines (Graduate)

    M.F.A. Interior Architecture
    M.F.A. Interior Design
  • Tuition

    Undergrad Tuition – In State

    $21,500 - $26,500

    Undergrad Tuition – Out of State

    $21,500 - $26,500

    Graduate Tuition – In State

    $16,500 - $21,500

    Graduate Tuition – Out of State

    $16,500 - $21,500
  • Full-Time Students
  • School Deadlines
    Summer Session I

    Fall Semester

    Spring Semester

Academy of Art University

School of Architecture

The Academy of Art University offers NAAB accredited undergraduate and graduate professional programs dedicated to advanced architectural design, theory, advanced technical developments, and the practice of making and building. With practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, with the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future. We participate in shaping our physical world with passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams, emerging technologies and fabrication labs, and sustainable methods.


The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art and practice of architecture by offering academic programs that foster critical thinking, artistic vision, and responsible leadership.

School Philosophy

During their tenure at the school, student's work will represent the result of a process focusing on the following program goals:

To stimulate and support the exploration of new and old architectural ideas.

To encourage the student to be an active contributor to studios organized as laboratories of design.

To investigate the possible, understand the past and question the present.

To engage the San Francisco urban environment as a field of research.

To explore and understand the urban consequences of architectural design.


The Academy of Art University, School of Architecture, is accredited by The National Architectural Accrediting Board.


The first professional degree 162 unit Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) program provides an intense design education by developing each student's capacity to synthesize critical thought, artistic vision, and responsible leadership. With passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams, emerging technologies and fabrication labs, and sensitivity to sustainable methods – together we will participate in shaping our physical world.


Through the process of design, discovery of meaning and experience of making, the 63 and 87 unit Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) programs at Academy of Art University provide the graduate student the confidence needed to incorporate aesthetical and physical possibilities for new buildings into our existing built environment. At the Graduate School, Architecture and Urban Design are considered inseparable and mutually inclusive components of a cohesive academic process.


Rounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. To study the world through the architectural lens is an opportunity to examine our culture through the spaces and buildings that we create.

of Focus

1. Art & Design
2. Industry Collaborations
3. Digital Design & Visualization
4. Digital Fabrication & Technology
5. Design/Build
6. Sustainability & High Performance Built Environments

Co-Op / Work Placement
Online Courses
Summer Program
Study Abroad
Large-format Printer
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab
Robotics Lab

Transfer Policies

Academy of Art University understands the needs of transfer students are unique and for this reason we welcome you to get started whenever it is right for you. Most students have typically attended another college or university anywhere from one semester up to several years prior to applying to the Academy.

Interested in Transferring?
Simply follow the three steps below to start your transfer to Academy of Art University:
1. Complete the application form.
2. Submit payment.
3. Submit official transcripts

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