Top Brands in Architectural Education Show Diversified Strengths

A Sampling of Architecture School Brand Strengths Based on Surveys and Interviews by DesignIntelligence editors.

The Gold Standard:

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Columbia

Crystal Clear Vision:

  • Virginia Tech
  • SCAD
  • Cooper Union

Vibrant High-Tech Culture:

  • MIT
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • SCI-Arch

Making a Strong Global Statement:

  • Harvard
  • USC
  • Virginia Tech

Construction Leadership:

  • Iowa State,
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo
  • Clemson University

Expensive & Worth It:

  • Harvard
  • Tulane
  • Washington University – St. Louis

Heart of a Pioneer, Soul of an Architect:

  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of New Mexico
  • North Dakota State University

Top Research Reputation:

  • Princeton
  • University of Michigan
  • Columbia

Top for Regional Respect & Admiration:

  • University of Arkansas
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo
  • University of Oregon

Strong Traditions:

  • University of Virginia
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Notre Dame

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Oregon
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of California – Berkeley

Elite School with Influential Voice:

  • Princeton
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale

Best Small School Design Program:

  • University of Arkansas
  • Rice
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee,

Progressive & Opinionated:

  • Tulane
  • Columbia
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

Cutting Edge Design:

  • SCI-Arch
  • Cincinnati
  • Cornell

Strongest Community Relations:

  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Auburn University

Embracing Design Entrepreneurship:

  • Kansas State
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
  • Boston Architectural College

Strong Integrator of Design Disciplines:

  • North Carolina State
  • University of Minnesota
  • Virginia Tech

Teaching Innovation in Methods & Materials

  • Rensselaer
  • MIT
  • Syracuse

Best Buildings & Facilities:

  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Minnesota
  • SCAD

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Top Canadian Architecture Programs

  • Dalhousie University (Halifax)
  • Carleton University
  • University of British Columbia

Canada’s top Interior Design Schools

  • Ryerson University
  • University of Manitoba
  • Mount Royal