University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Architecture
Our mission is to develop design professionals who will affect cultural, societal, and environmental change. The College of Architecture brings together an array of disciplines to address real problems and difficult challenges with innovative and collaborative action. United by a commitment to the transformative power of planning and design, students and faculty come together in a creative environment integrating studio-based teaching, rigorous design-research and creative output, and community-focused engagement. By merging disciplinary theory and professional practice we innovate, add value and give form to all aspects of the designed environment.
The University of NebraskaÐLincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the 'Research Universities (very high research activity)' category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 146th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2015.
Architects shape the physical environment to give expression to the values and beliefs of a culture and its people. When a client explains to an architect his or her desires for a building, he or she is also describing his or her values and priorities. It is these beliefs, and those of the architect, that are communicated by architecture. Like most endeavors in the arts and humanities, architects are concerned with forms of expression and the content of a particular message. However, what separates architecture from most other forms of communication is its sheer size, the longevity of its statement and its mass appeal. Simply, architects design buildings. Architects visualize a building but do not directly produce it. They visualize the future through models and drawings. These tools are used to communicate their ideas to others, especially to clients. The architect is the person who creatively envisions a product and then plans for the joining of materials and technique to produce the desired intention. An architect's process extends from the broad conceptualization to the details of construction and fabrication.
The 120-credit BSD in Architecture leads directly to the 2-year M.Arch., a NAAB accredited professional degree (required to become an architect) emphasizing design and research geared towards real and emerging challenges facing the built environment. The College's nationally accredited Master of Architecture program also offers a 3-Year track, designed for those with a 4-year college degree in a different field. For students intending to pursue careers in architectural and design scholarship and research as an alternative to the professional degree, perhaps the Master of Science in Architecture program is an option. Meet an Undergraduate Architecture Student: http://goo.gl/Q1IN4H Meet a Graduate Student: http://mediahub.unl.edu/media/4674 Apply today at:http://architecture.unl.edu/resources/applying-admission
- Building Information Modeling
- Digital Design
- Digital Fabrication
- History, Theory, Criticism
- Industry Collaborations
- Public Health