Design in the 21st century is complex, collaborative, and interdisciplinary.

The lone ranger scribbling on a napkin stands powerless in the face of exploding cities, humans’ effect on the climate, and the seamless integration of technology into the built environment.

Our students explore design in a uniquely interdisciplinary setting, working alongside avant garde artists, pioneering scientists, and the world’s best programmers. CMU SoA not only prepares students for excellence in the architecture profession, we equip them to innovate in the multidimensional problem space that is design. 

Our diverse faculty prepares students to execute what the profession already knows and invent the design solutions the world will need in the decades to come. 

  Liminal Interventions   Yifan Xu & Tony Zhang,  ASOS: Kim  

Liminal Interventions
Yifan Xu & Tony Zhang, ASOS: Kim 

  EPIFLOW:  Towards Resiliency of Post-Soviet City Networks in  Bratislava   ASOS:  Dana Cupkova

EPIFLOW: Towards Resiliency of Post-Soviet City Networks in Bratislava
ASOS: Dana Cupkova

 The Attic @ Gettysburg College   Gerard Damiani  with SDA

The Attic @ Gettysburg College
Gerard Damiani with SDA

  Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Kalamazoo Regional Center    Hal Hayes  with h3

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Kalamazoo Regional Center
Hal Hayes with h3