Some of the best architecture schools of 2015 include Cal Poly, Harvard and Cornell. All three schools rank highly on a survey of top architectural professionals conducted by DesignIntelligence.
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, more commonly referred to as Cal Poly, ranks as one of the top undergraduate program for architecture majors. Consistently ranked as one of the top six architecture programs in the United States since 2003, Cal Polyﾒs undergraduate program emphasizes hands-on learning and an interdisciplinary curriculum. The program is particularly concerned with sustainable design, and as part of the schoolﾒs College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the architecture program emphasizes cross-disciplinary teamwork.
Harvard ranks as the top graduate school for architects, winning praise for its exemplary facilities, prestigious faculty and history of academic excellence. Harvardﾒs graduate program emphasizes not just design theory but architectural history, visual studies and technology as well. Students in the program work alongside those in closely-related disciplines, including design, landscape architecture and urban planning. Students also make use of the substantial resources that both Harvard and nearby MIT have to offer.
Part of Cornellﾒs College of Art, Architecture and Planning, the schoolﾒs architecture program ranks number one for undergrads in 2015. The schoolﾒs small, close-knit program emphasizes history, theory and practice, producing top architectural leaders throughout its long history. The program also offers many opportunities for both studying and teaching abroad.