Categories: Admissions/Transfers

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Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture 2024

  Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture 2024   The Pre-College Art & Design Experience (PCADE) at the Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. Removing tuition as a barrier is in alignment with the university's mission to be inclusive in offering art and design education to…

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Information for College of Marin Students

WELCOME College of Marin STUDENTS!   We are excited to tell you about our program. On this page,  you will find information about the School of Architecture and what we have to offer. Please reach us at architecture@academyart.edu with any questions. The transfer pathways below show your courses mapped to equivalent Academy of Art courses. For questions…

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Information for Fresno CC Students

  Welcome Fresno City College Students!   We are excited to tell you about our program. On this page,  you will find information about the School of Architecture and what we have to offer. Please reach us at architecture@academyart.edu with any questions. The transfer pathways below show Fresno courses mapped to equivalent Academy of Art courses. For…

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Information for CCSF Students

  Welcome CCSF Students!   We are excited to tell you about our program. On this page,  you will find information about the School of Architecture and what we have to offer. Please reach us at architecture@academyart.edu with any questions. The transfer pathways below show CCSF Architecture courses mapped to equivalent ArtU Architecture courses. For…

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Designing the Built Environment: Architecture / Landscape/Interior

  School of Landscape Architecture (LAN) The world needs Landscape Architects now more than ever! The Biden-Harris Administration recently released the Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap, a federal policy that increases funding to develop solutions to environmental issues that the profession of landscape architecture has long recognized and put into practice. Landscape Architects create solutions for climate change. Examples include…

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School of Architecture Overview

Overview Degree Plans, IPAL & Cost of Attendance Student Work Spring Show 2023 https://2023springshow.academyart.edu/schools/architecture/ Spring Show 2022 https://2022springshow.academyart.edu/schools/architecture Spring Show 2021 https://2021springshow.academyart.edu/schools/architecture Spring Show 2020 https://2020springshow.academyart.edu/schools/architecture Dezeen Ten Projects from Students at the Academy of Art University https://www.dezeen.com/tag/academy-of-art-university/ BLab Community-Based Collaborative Design Studio https://architecture.academyart.edu/portfolio-item/arh-498-collaborative-project/ Student Work at the Stay Over Program Family Shelter This video captures the…

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Transfer Students

Course Waiver/Transfer Instructions   Welcome to the School of Architecture! We conduct a thorough review of your portfolio and transcript(s). Our goal is to match as many of our courses with those you have taken at previous institutions. To ensure this goal, Please list the course numbers on your portfolio pages so that we can…

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Tuition-Free Pre-College Summer Architecture Program

  Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture   The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) at Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. The Architecture pre-college program offers two options for the learning modality.  Students can learn in person on our San Francisco campus or online via Zoom. The…

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IPAL Shorter Path to Licensure

  Integrated Path to Architectural License   IPAL Advisors Undergraduate IPAL Advisor: Sameena Sitabkhan ssitabkhan@academyart.edu Graduate IPAL Advisor: TBD Students interested in IPAL, please apply by filling out THIS FORM Recording of IPAL Info Session by NCARB 2022 NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), the organization that oversees the IPAL program, presented the IPAL program…

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Advice for First Semester Architecture Students

IMPORTANT DATES   First Day of Semester / Monday, 6/17/2024 Be sure to have your equipment and supplies ready. Check in to each of your classes on the Student Portal. Students in synchronous virtual sections can find class Zoom links on the Student Portal. If you have any questions reach out to architecture@academyart.edu ARH BLOG:…

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Undergraduate Curriculum Map

Undergraduate Curriculum Maps   The project-based undergraduate programs are built on a foundation in fundamental design, ethical awareness, and liberal arts. In the upper division, students are empowered through engagement with the profession within and beyond the classroom through a rich array of field trips, firm visits, networking events, and internship opportunities. Our rigorous design…

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Architectural Licensing Advisor

Architectural Licensing Advisor   Sameena Sitabkhan is the Licensing Advisor for the Architecture Department supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Licensing is the culmination of your education and gives you the right to call yourself an architect and practice in the United States. Licensing consists of an education requirement, work experience, and a set of…

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Undergraduate Midpoint Check-In

Undergraduate Midpoint Check-In   The purpose of the Midpoint Check-In is for us to get to know you as you conclude your first five design studios. We invite you to tell us about yourself, reflect on your progress, share your ambitions, and seek support. Your department directors and faculty members will review your work and…

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NOMAS AAU

NOMAS AAU nomasaau Celebrating minority students’ excellence at @aauschoolofarchitecture. linktr.ee/nomasaau   NOMAS AAU on Discord Find architecture students who are also members of the AAU NOMAS chapter on Discord. This student-led group is part of a national student organization and they are excited to meet new students. Ask questions about NOMAS, get advice on classes, or just…

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Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources   Facilitates equal access throughout the university, both online and on-campus, for students with disabilities and health conditions.   Accessibility Resources PDF Accessibility Resources ensures equal access and opportunities for students with disabilities. As a student with a disability, you may be used to receiving accommodations and having IEPs or 504 Plans in high school. These…

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Academy Resource Center

Academy Resource Center   The Academy Resource Center (ARC) is open to all students, and supports student success with: ARC Workshops & Tutoring, English for Art Purposes (EAP) language support, Accessibility Services, and Online Student Support. For up-to-date information how the ARC could be of help, please click on the link below. https://www.academyart.edu/arc-handout Help offered…

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Concept Board Tools

Concept Board     Building a studio culture in a virtual class room requires additional effort, empathy, time, and most importantly, a "shared space." Concept Board is a virtual shared space that facilitates desk crits. The drawing and commenting tools in Concept Board, whether used alone asynchronously or synchronously during Zoom calls, approximate the in-person…

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Mental Health Resource

Mental Health   Students should be encouraged to be vigilant about maintaining their mental health which can be exacerbated by the stress of completing course work when there are ongoing financial, legal, housing, and other anxieties. As faculty, we should set high expectations in our courses for the students’ benefit while simultaneously showing empathy and…

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Undergraduate Studio Projects

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Mid-Point Student Portfolios

Mid-Point Review   The purpose of the Undergraduate Mid-point Review is to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their own progress, as well as to receive feedback, as they conclude the first 5 semesters of the program. The department directors and faculty members will review student portfolios to personalize their class advisements based…

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BArch and Licensure

Paths to Licensure: Deciding between BA and B. Arch   There is no difference between the BA and the B. Arch programs in the first year of the program. Therefore, students are not under pressure to decide between the two degrees when they enroll. Many students make this decision in their 2nd year or 3rd…

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Advice from Alumni

Alumni Panel   Each year the School of Architecture hosts the Alumni Panel as part of the Professional Preparedness Workshops. Recent alumni (graduated in the past 2 years) prepare a short presentation introducing their firm, their day-to-day, and their transition from academia to the profession. From their stories, students get a sense of what it…

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E&L Fall 2020

FA 2020 Ethics and Leadership Panel Inclusive Design Thursday November 19 12:00noon – 1:30pm PST Ricardo Gomes, IDSA Professor, School of Design, San Francisco State University Professor Ricardo Gomes has been a faculty member in the School of Design at San Francisco State University for over 29 years. He was the Chair of the DAI Department…

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Roundtable Discussion: Getting Hired and Pursuing a Rewarding Career Path

  Roundtable Discussion   View the recording at this link   This summer's Professional Preparedness Workshop events continue with a Roundtable Discussion. A panel of six leaders in the Bay Area architecture community will be sharing their advice with students transitioning into the profession. We are excited to have the students learn from the varied experiences…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops

This series of ARH workshops are intended to support students transitioning into the profession. We are fortunate to have faculty and alumni who offered their expertise as well as their professional network to this effort. We cannot overstate the importance of identifying mentors as you prepare to enter and thrive in the profession. The faculty…

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ARH 110 Studio 1 Conceptual Design Studio

ARH 110 STUDIO 1 CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDIO   Learn design principles for creating spaces for people. You will utilize design, methodology, and space-making principles to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in environmental design, and prepare for future architecture and landscape architecture studios. Prerequisites: ARH 170 and on campus English as a second language students must…

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ARH 150 STUDIO 2 SPATIAL ORDERING & FORM

ARH 150 STUDIO 2 SPATIAL ORDERING & FORM   Develop your critical design decision-making abilities through experimentation. You will research and analyze a case study project, identify key spatial ideas and incorporate these ideas through an iterative process of model-making, diagramming, and drawing for small scale projects. This course is a second-semester undergraduate design studio…

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ARH 170 Projective Drawing & Perspective

ARH 170 Projective Drawing & Perspective   Practice rigorously constructed architectural drawings to develop three-dimensional thinking and communication skills. You’ll learn to use line and composition techniques to articulate details that reinforce the building design and help you communicate design intent. Course Learning Outcomes   Apply measurement and scale in a variety of drawing types,…