There’s a reason Pittsburgh keeps topping the “Most Livable Cities” lists. More accurately, a host of reasons: 90+ unique neighborhoods, glittering nightlife, world-class cultural institutions, gorgeous public parks—the list goes on. The Steel City may have shed its industrial grit, but it’s still tough and brassy at heart. Study architecture in a city on the move—one that will welcome you with open arms.

From optimizing the speed of a human-powered vehicle to transforming healthcare through big data, CMU students’ native intelligence floods everything they do. The Carnegie Mellon campus and state-of-the-art facilities are perfect for study and collaboration. For a break, we’re just steps away from miles of wooded hiking trails, and in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic cities.

Prospective Student Visits

Prospective students and their families are invited to visit the School of Architecture to learn more about our programs, meet members of our community, and tour our facilities.

Undergraduate Program Visits

During Summer 2018, appointments for an informational discussion and tour are available for prospective architecture students on most weekdays from June 4-August 3. Fall 2018 visitation will begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 4.

General university campus tours and information sessions are available, however please note that they do not include visits to individual schools or departments. To request a weekday appointment with the School of Architecture, email Alexis McCune Secosky at with the subject line "SoA Undergraduate Prospective Student Appointment" or call 412.268.6390Please await an email confirming appointment availability before making travel arrangements. 

You can arrange a general campus tour here. More information for your visit to the University is available on CMU's visitors page, including campus maps, directions, and parking information. 

We look forward to seeing you!