Every year, the Greenway Group led by James Cramer (chief executive of the AIA from 1988 to 1994) assembles the architecture-schools rankings. The rankings include the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools and the top 10 graduate schools.
Also, there are different skills rankings, like “analysis and planning”, “communication”, “computer applications”, “construction methods and materials”, “design”, “research and theory” and “sustainable design practices and principles”. This may be a great tool for architecture students when looking for a school and useful also for architecture firms when deciding on who to employ.
Read the complete rankings after the break. Seen at Architectural Record.
Top 10 Undergraduate Architecture Schools
1. Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 2. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 4. Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. 5. University of Texas, Austin, Tex. 6. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans. 7. University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. 8. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. 9. Rice University, Houston, Tex. 10. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Top 10 Graduate Architecture Schools
1. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 2. Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 3. Columbia University, New York City 4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 5. University of Texas, Austin, Tex. 6. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 7. Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 8. Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Va. 9. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 10. University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Skills Rankings Analysis and Planning
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2. Carnegie Mellon University 2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 4. Columbia University 5. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Construction methods and materials
1. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 3. Auburn University 3. University of Cincinnati 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research and theory
Sustainable design practices and principles