Inside the College

With approximately 1,900 students, the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University is one of the largest colleges of its kind in the United States, offering a comprehensive catalog of prominently ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in the design, planning, construction, land development and visualization professions.

The College of Architecture administers five undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs - each fully accredited at the highest possible level - through the departments of Architecture, Construction Science,Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, and Visualization. Offerings include four professional design and planning degrees, as well as doctorate programs in architecture and urban and regional planning. It also houses all of Texas A&M University programs in the visual arts.

Together the college's 120 faculty members, 40 staff members, 400 graduate students and 1,500 undergraduate students create an energetic environment for academic and professional success.

One of the premier design research institutions in the world, the Texas A&M College of Architecture strives to remain at the fore-front of research, teaching, professional education and outreach associated with built and virtual environments.

The college is distinctive in that it offers a truly interdisciplinary curriculum, recognizing that no single professional track or narrow specialization can adequately prepare tomorrow's building and planning professionals.Because the college houses all of the built environment disciplines, it is uniquely suited for interdisciplinary collaboration.

An organizing principle of the college is the influence of research on teaching. Its rich and diverse research portfolio includes projects conducted in and across its departments through its multiple research centers and in collaboration with other colleges and centers in the university.

The college sustains five formally organized research centers dedicated to improving the knowledge base of the professions it serves and supporting six graduate certification programs - Sustainable Urbanism, Environmental Hazard Management, Facility Management, Health Systems and Design, Transportation Planning and Historic Preservation.

Though quite diverse, the disciplines within the college have one predominant commonality - the transformation of the human environment. Because the creativity and sensitivity with which each discipline is practiced has a profound influence on the quality of life in society, the college challenges students to weave aesthetics, safety, function, financial feasibility, sustainability and environmental stewardship into the creative process.

The College of Architecture is part of a university community that is widely known for its leadership in teaching, research and outreach and for instilling in its students the core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.

Texas A&M University is a comprehensive, research-intensive, land-, sea- and space-grant institution with approximately 3,000 faculty members and more than 48,000 students enrolled in 10 academic colleges.

At the College of Architecture, faculty work to ensure that students are well prepared by course work that includes fundamentals as well as the more innovative concepts spawned by research and scholarly debate.

The college also belongs to and serves the professional communities of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, land development, construction science, and visualization sciences. It is dedicated to generating significant knowledge and insight and producing a long line of qualified aspirants for the jobs of tomorrow - leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.

The college is committed to sustaining disciplinary integrity among its departments, fostering established and new teaching, professional and research programs, and encouraging continued collaboration within the college, across the university, and with government and industry. Its faculty and staff share a united vision of significantly influencing the state of the art in the design, planning, and construction of built and virtual environments in a multi-disciplinary environment rich in resources.