School of the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment



BGSU’s School of the Built Environment is the only school of its kind in the state of Ohio. The newly founded school offers a transformative experience for students who seek to engage in design-build innovation and the creation of exemplary places, structures and systems with the ultimate goal of shaping the future of our built environment.

  • Optimum coupling of lectures and hands-on-experiences
  • Faculty with extensive academic qualifications and industry experience
  • Personal attention and mentorship
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Diverse student organization presence
  • Strong professional and industry connections
Kokosing Hall Dedication 2023

Housed within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, the School of the Built Environment comprises of the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Department of Construction Management, two units of established histories, collaborations and synergies. Within the school, we offer four degrees, including one certificate. These include: 

The mission and core-values of the school highlight the impact and significance of architectural practice and construction management on the user, the environment, and the broader socio-economic context. Our students are immersed in a cutting­edge interdisciplinary learning environment - one that seamlessly infuses design, technical and management education. Our programs remain distinct, because we require 2-3 paid co-op experiences, which typically transition into full-time job opportunities for our students, upon graduation.

Kokosing Hall hallway


A one-of-a-kind learning space

Kokosing Hall is an integrated, state-of-the-art facility that allows for dynamic growth, provide real-world experiences, and prepare for evolving technology and processes that will be more adaptable and cohesive in the future. The new space incorporate student engagement with corporate partners, students, faculty and alumni and afford opportunities for growth in new programs such as facilities management, sustainability and landscaping.

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Student Success Story

2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Toledo Chapter
Emerging Professional of the Year Award

In recognition of her commitment to the profession, the Toledo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is pleased to announce that Isabel Souza, Associate AIA, FITWEL Ambassador, has been named Emerging Professional of the Year for 2023.

Isabel Souza is an Architectural Designer at PMBA Architects having joined the firm upon completing her master's in architecture from Bowling Green State University in 2020. She’s a licensed architect in Brazil, where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism degree from Centro Universitario in 2017. Furthermore, Isabel is actively pursuing professional licensure through the Architect Registration Examination (NCARB ARE).

Isabel's Success Article

Spring 2023 National Estimating Competition
First Place in the New-B New Building 

A team of construction management students from the School of the Built Environment was awarded 1st place in the New-B New Building competition at the Spring 2023 National Estimating Competition held in Cincinnati, OH. 

The team consisted of talented students led by Lisa Schaller, an Assistant Teaching Professor. The students were also privileged to be mentored by industry partners affiliated with the program. 

This award is a significant achievement for both the School and University as the team triumphed over high-tiered universities from different regions nationwide. 

Congratulations to the winning team!


Student team members: Lucas Turner, Isaiah LaTurner, Sebastian Bransky, Jason Mefferd, Joseph Gase and Trent Gray 


2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Toledo Chapter
Design Award

Yazan Sahawneh, a graduate student in the Master of Architecture program in the School of the Built Environment, won a Design Award at the 2023 American Institute of Architects Toledo Chapter (as part of this thesis work) under the mentorship of Yong Huang, Assistant Professor.

This architecture design project is based on the theme of a planetarium. An educational institution reconstructed as a new wave of information and connectivity; connectivity with one's self, society, and the universe. The project proposes a scenario of connectivity and revitalization of urban brown fields to juxtaposed along an iconic historic anchor in the city of Toledo, Ohio.


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Updated: 03/06/2024 03:54PM