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Bachelor of Architecture

1 Southern Polytechnic's School of Architecture is a 2 + 3 program, two years of Design Foundation, and three years of Professional Program. The Architecture Program at SPSU continually strives to promote a dynamic and integrated approach for design learning. We foster design education that embraces change to stay current in technology and its ever-evolving shifts, implications and effects on the architectural practice and theory. Students are prepared to be a critical thinker and a problem solver to meet the real-world challenges for improving our physical and built environment while being competitive to meet the needs of our professional and global markets.

After successful completion of all course requirements of the Design Foundation Program and upon acceptance of Design Portfolio composed with all four semesters of design work, the Architecture Faculty recommends students to enter Third Year in the Professional Program.

Third Year focuses on small to medium scale projects integrating design and technology, with special attention to organization, spatial sequencing, and patterns of use.

Fourth Year begins concentrating on large scale urban projects with special attention to contemporary architectural theory and practice.

Fifth year is devoted to a Diploma Project. It is an independent design study to demonstrate the ability and understanding of successfully completing a comprehensive design project of each student's choice pursued under the guidance of a three-member design committee. Diploma Design Projects concurrently combine agents of theorem and practicum to resolve complex urban and architectural design issues to achieve a comprehensive design solution to a physical setting under study.

Bachelor of Architecture (Total 152 credit hours)
B.Arch. Curriculum-Fall 2013 for incoming Freshman and beyond
B.Arch. Curriculum Matrix
for students entering prior to 2013

Minor in Architecture

General Catalog
Computer Requirements

NAAB Student Learning Outcomes
SPSU-NAAB Student Performance Criteria
NAAB Performance Criteria
Grading Standards | Architecture

Admittance to the Professional Program

Portfolio Review
Portfolio Guidelines
DFN Course Completion Form
Portfolio Evaluation Criteria
Transfer Student Portfolio Requirements
Transfer Student Portfolio Evaluation Criteria