Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture prepares architects to create and implement innovative solutions for an ever-expanding range of significant global challenges. 

Ranked among the top architecture schools nationally, SoA advances the architecture profession through both deep disciplinary knowledge and broad interdisciplinary connections with CMU’s other excellent programs — in robotics, urban systems, energy, and computer science, among others. Working alongside world-class faculty, undergraduate and graduate students pursue research and study practice critical to a global design future.

Giving Opportunities at the School of Architecture

Gifts to support the work and mission of the School of Architecture may be made in any amount; such gifts have immediate impact on the preparation of future architects, on research initiatives to improve the design and operation of buildings and urban environments across the globe, and on keeping SoA’s programs the best in the world.

Make a gift to the following programs at the donation page by selecting “View All Funds”, from which you can view and select the School of Architecture fund of your choice.

Architecture Explorations K-12 Program
Through a diversity of programs in their own communities and on CMU's campus, the Architecture Explorations K-12 Program gives young people across the Pittsburgh region the skills and confidence to affect change through design. Learn more.

School of Architecture Graduate Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships support tuition and stipends for master’s and doctoral students doing cutting-edge research and design in selected areas of architectural practice.

School of Architecture Global Studio Fund
The Global Studio Fund supports student travel to foreign sites during the course of the semester as part of their coursework.

School of Architecture Head’s Innovation Fund
The Head’s Innovation Fund provides the head of the school and faculty with flexible funding for emerging opportunities and new ideas. Expendable gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated, and we welcome your ideas and inspiration for how you would like your gift to be used.

School of Architecture Merit Scholarship Fund
The Merit Scholarship Fund provides support for undergraduate architecture students.

Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS)
The Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) is a collaborative of students, professors, and allied professionals who work with community residents on the implementation of appropriate, affordable, replicable design solutions. Learn more.