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About the College

Creativity, innovation and scholarly pursuits are the hallmarks of our programs.

The College of Architecture offers a top-notch education in a diverse range of disciplines that address critical, complex challenges in our natural, built and virtual environments. After graduating, students are equipped to become leaders in their fields and make a difference in the world.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, construction science, land and property development, and visualization consistently rank among the best in the nation, topping lists of the most elite schools and standing out among costly private institutions. Our curricula include the traditional fundamentals of each discipline as well as interdisciplinary collaboration and high-impact learning opportunities such as study abroad, professional internships and lifelong support from the Aggie Network.

As part of a Tier One research institution, the College of Architecture provides undergraduate and graduate students with real-life and field experience working alongside faculty researchers in their labs, research centers and institutes, focusing on a variety of areas including healthcare facility design, housing, historic preservation, hazard resilience and recovery, and leadership in the design and construction industries.

College faculty, staff and students are committed to Texas A&M University's Core Values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. Graduates of our programs are highly sought after by industry leaders and graduate programs across the country.

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Academic Programs

The four academic departments in the College of Architecture offer a comprehensive catalog of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, including articulated degree programs and dual-degree graduate programs.

We also offer world-renown Study Abroad programs that carry students to locales in Germany, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, China, and elsewhere.

Visit our four departments to learn more about their programs.




Research conducted in the College of Architecture broadens the public knowledge base of the disciplines we serve. Our rich and diverse research portfolio includes projects from our four academic departments, our research centers, institutes, and specialized laboratories, and our collaborations with colleagues at Texas A&M University and around the world. Read more about our work.



Diversity in Our College

The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Architecture believe that diversity is essential to our continued success. We seek, welcome, and support diversity of all races, genders, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, ages, political beliefs, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, and physical abilities. Our Diversity Council sponsors programs that celebrate and encourage the richness of our community.

Learn more about our diversity initiatives.



Our History

More than a century ago, in June 1906, the first graduates of Texas's first formal architectural education program received their degrees from our institution, which was then called the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. This was the beginning of what would become the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, a place where the shapers of natural, built, and virtual environments are formed.

Read about how it all came together.