Creativity. Innovation. Scholarly Pursuit.
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.
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Choose one of our academic disciplines and pave your way to success.
Our programs are built on the theory and practice of architectural and environmental design. We deliver a 21st-century education by building on timeless principles while engaging with current trends and social, environmental, and global issues.Explore department
We prepare students to effectively manage the total construction process through hands-on learning experiences. Our programs integrate principles of architecture, technology, engineering, business and project management.Explore department
Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
We offer an unmatched set of degree programs in urban planning, landscape architecture, and land and property development. Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students to enhance and protect the natural and built environment.Explore department
Our visualization programs produce leaders in fields where art and science merge. Marked for its experimental and precise approach to design, our curriculum produces technical artists through cross-disciplinary coursework.Explore department
The university studies program allows you to tailor a degree to your interests. In the global art, planning, design and construction concentration, you'll receive a multidisciplinary education that draws from all our disciplines.
The College of Architecture conducts research critical to fields that impact the built, natural and virtual environments. 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.Explore our work
Diversity in Our College
The College of Architecture believes 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.Our initiatives
1906 – 1945 Architecture Begins at Texas A&MIn the early years, Texas’ first architectural education program grew from 10 to 317 students. In the course of 50 years, it awarded a total of 953 degrees.
1946 – 1957 Expanding the Division of ArchitectureDuring this time, new disciplines joined the Division of Architecture. The construction education program was created in 1946; landscape architecture followed in 1957.
1958 – 1969 Founding the College of ArchitectureThe College of Architecture and Environmental Design was established in 1969. Along with this change in distinction, the college’s academic programs continued to grow.
1970 – 1987 Rooted in ResearchThroughout the next few decades, the college added more graduate programs and focused on research. The college became a place where new knowledge was created and translated into the classroom, studio and professional practice.
1988 – 2008 Visualization Comes to LifeThe visualization program was established in 1988 in response to the clear importance digital visualization was going to play in modern communication. In 2008, the unique program became its own department.
2009 – The College of Architecture Celebrates 50 YearsIn 2019, the college turned 50. In honor of this milestone, the college hosted Celebration of Learning: Reimagining the Future. The event featured a series of presentations celebrating the college’s past, present and future and keynote speaker Henry Cisneros, distinguished alumnus.