Department of Architecture and Environmental Design

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Architecture and Environmental Design

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture program strives to balance the development of technical knowledge and skills with the cultivation of professional values, entrepreneurial and leadership abilities necessary for success in our knowledge and innovation-based economy.

The program utilizes a quality-driven approach for graduate and undergraduate education – a pedagogical model that is structured to cultivate professional competency through advanced studies and research in the areas of history/theory, structures, environmental and construction technology, urbanism, sustainable design, digital media and entrepreneurship as equally important components of the discipline. This approach is based on learning outcomes and the conviction that broad-based inquiry and analysis yield the greatest benefit for our community and profession as well as our students.

The mission of the architecture program is to pursue the convergence of technical and liberal arts to inspire and empower students to enhance the built environment. Discovery, teaching, engagement, and service is well defined in the program’s curriculum and is aligned with the University's and College’s mission to provide educational experiences inside and outside the classroom as well as providing a culture of applied research and professional service.  

Virtual Tour of the Architecture program and Park Avenue

Career Opportunities

  • Urban Studies
  • Historic Preservation
  • Computer Applications in Architecture
  • Sustainable Design & Construction
  • Design Entrepreneurship

Program Highlights

  • Our cooperative education program provides the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting
  • Job placement is at 100% after graduation
  • State-of-the-art facility with new studios, materials and reference library, lecture room, and gallery
  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Organization

Architecture Courses

  • Design Studios
  • Architecture History
  • Computer-Aided Design for Architecture
  • Sustainability Systems
  • Business Innovations By Design
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State-of-the-art facility with NEW studios, materials and reference library, lecture room, gallery and print room featuring NEW workstations, plotters and laser cutters.

Graduate Areas of Study

Architecture News

Can architecture impact climate change? BGSU course receives national recognition for exploring Urban Heat Islands

New studio course will feature collaboration between BGSU, University of Toledo to address complexities of Urban Heat Islands.

A state leader: School of the Built Environment director appointed to American Institute of Architects Ohio Board

Under Dr. Arsenio Rodrigues, the architecture program earned coveted NAAB accreditation and enrollment has nearly doubled.

BGSU grad student's sustainable building project earns AIA Dayton award

Grace Link, who has already been hired in her field before graduation, used her BGSU classwork as a valuable portfolio item.

Updated: 05/11/2022 11:49AM