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A.UD NO.6 GRADUATE PROGRAM IN THE US

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Considered one of the most progressive and advanced programs in the country, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design is a leading player on the international stage of contemporary architecture. Students are taught by world-renowned faculty from established Pritzker Prize winners to the emerging leaders of tomorrow; using the most creative, advanced, and cutting-edge approaches to design, technology, and architecture.

"The choice of where to go to architecture school is a big question—often a $50,000-a-year-or-more question. So what are the best schools for that kind of investment? Every year, RECORD takes a look at the state of architectural education by publishing highlights from the research gathered by DesignIntelligence, which ranks the country’s top architecture schools based on surveys of hiring managers at firms. In addition, we give an overview of DI’s surveys of students and academics, to gain an understanding of the prevailing attitudes in architecture education.

At the graduate level, UCLA, USC, and Washington University in St. Louis all made it into the Top 10 this year, pushing the University of Michigan, Syracuse University, and Rice University from the 2017 list.

Why certain schools move up or down in the rankings is not easy to understand. DI will be investigating, but it seems that significant jumps are tied to perception of the program, the faculty, and dynamics of engagement with the alumni. Much upward movement occurs when schools effectively communicate their value to professional practices."— Anna Fixsen and Suzanne Stephens, Sept. 1, 2017

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Read the full article and interview at the Architectural Record website.
 

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