2,760 students, 89 deans and chairs, & 693 professional offices and corporations voice an opinion


DESIGN

1 Harvard
2 Yale
3 Columbia
4 SCI-Arc
5 USC

SUSTAINABLE-DESIGN PRACTICES & PRINCIPLES

1 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2 UC Berkeley
3 Auburn
3 U of Oregon
5 USC

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

1 MIT
2 SCI-Arc
3 Columbia
4 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
5 Harvard

Top 5 Significant Issues

This year, DesignIntelligence polled 89 deans and chairs, along with 693 professional offices and corporations to assess the top five significant issues from each of their perspectives.

DEANS AND CHAIRS

1 Integrated Practice / Interdisciplinary Education
2 Sustainable Design / Climate Change
3 Technology Integration
4 Community Engagement
5 Study Abroad / Globalization

FIRM LEADERS

1
Design Quality
2
Integrated and Interdisciplinary Practice
3
Sustainable Design / Climate Change
4
Technology Integration
5
Talent Acquisition / Quality of Workforce

Methodology: Greenway Group, as it usually does, sent surveys to CEOs, managing partners, and human resource directors asking about their findings in hiring architecture graduates. The respondents could select up to 10 NAAB-certified undergraduate and graduate programs in each category. Each survey response was checked for authenticity and validated by the research staff at Greenway Group. In cases of dubious or unreliable information that could not be confirmed, researchers eliminated the questionable return. Researchers also confirmed that the person responding to the survey was in a hiring capacity. In addition to the architectural component of Greenway Group’s research, the study includes rankings and satisfaction surveys for the professions of interior design, landscape architecture, and industrial design. This information is published in DesignIntelligence annually, along with a comprehensive list of the firms and employing organizations participating in the research.