Architecture Masters Program Rankings Europe
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University’s undergraduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture received high rankings in a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The undergraduate architecture program ranked ninth and landscape architecture program ranked 11th in the United States.
DesignIntelligence is a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine’s annual report, "America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools, " is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. Rankings cover accredited programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture. Published in the November-December issue of DesignIntelligence, the 13th annual survey was conducted in mid-2012 on behalf of the Design Futures Council.
In addition, Heidi Hohmann, associate professor of landscape architecture, was named one of the 30 most admired design educators in the nation for 2013 (see sidebar).
“These rankings reflect the hard work of our faculty and staff, and the dedication of our students to meet tomorrow’s design challenges, ” said Jonathan Wickert, Iowa State’s senior vice president and provost. “I am particularly pleased that both our undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked highly, and that employers continue to place great value on our students.”
The DesignIntelligence survey ranks programs from the perspective of leading practitioners. The publication contacted leaders in more than 300 professional firms and organizations who have direct experience with the hiring and performance of recent graduates. They were asked the following question: In your firm's hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?
Museum design by architecture student Jake Groth.
There are 145 accredited professional architecture programs in the United States and Puerto Rico; 50 undergraduate and 96 graduate (one doctoral and 95 master's). Iowa State’s undergraduate architecture program also ranked 9th last year, and has ranked in the top 20 nine out of the past 10 years. Other programs in the top 10 this year included Cornell University (1), Southern California Institute of Architecture (2), Rice University and Syracuse University (tied for 3) and the University of Texas at Austin (6).
Iowa State was ranked No. 1 when all firms participating in the national survey ranked the Midwest's top schools for undergraduate architecture. In this survey, the Midwest includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.