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In Colorado’s only graduate architecture program, we prepare students for entry into the profession and licensure. Our mission is to lead in the discovery, communication and application of knowledge in the discipline of architecture by integrating theory and practice. In this collaborative educational model, environmental, economic, social, cultural, aesthetic and ethical concerns are fundamental.

Our program responds to and aligns with the evolving nature of professional practice. Collaborative work environments prize critical thinkers, problem-solving team players, builders and leaders with
excellent communication skills. Recognizing that the practice of architecture is now global, we provide students with international perspectives and experiences giving them a competitive edge
when they enter the profession. 

Students whose undergraduate degree was not a design degree will take about three years to complete; those who have an undergraduate design degree will likely receive credit for courses previously taken and can complete typically in about two years. The program provides the skills and bodies of knowledge nationally specified for graduate study in architecture and is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Rachael Kuroiwa
Manager of Admissions and Outreach
College of Architecture and Planning

Degrees Available