Studying architecture today is about much more than learning about how to build buildings. It is about framing the arguments for their existence; about urban density, energy performance, and sustainability; but most of all it is about change.
At Northeastern, we offer students many choices about how to engage the many changes we face in our culture, commerce, and built environment in the coming years. Students can choose from several different undergraduate degree programs that focus on different aspects of this changing world.
Professional Architecture (BS in Architecture + Master of Architecture)
This is the traditional NAAB-accredited architectural education. With a degree that focuses on urban issues, pragmatism,, sustainability, and a market-driven building urban environment, Northeastern architecture graduates are prepared for leadership in a field that continues to change dramatically.
Urban Landscape (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture)
Landscape architecture in the United States has undergone a significant change in direction over the past 15-20 years. Landscape architects are now at the forefront of changes that will transform our cities into much more environmentally sustainable places. Now a deeply interdisciplinary field, landscape architects collaborate with environmental scientists, hydrologists, and public policy professionals to transform our urban landscapes into much better performing ecological systems.
Applied Design (BS in Environmental Design & Strategy)
This is a variation on the traditional architecture degree that allows for significantly more curricular options. Students get the rigor of an architectural degree, with the options to connect with other themes in sustainability, business and design thinking, and culture and criticism tacks. They have more options as undergraduates, but may return to the NAAB-accredited professional route by taking the two-year Master of Architecture degree.