Bachelor of Architecture

We are passionate explorers. We are makers. We embrace innovative thinkers who can transform the lives of others through creative, sustainable architectural design.

First Year Courses

A Bachelor of Architecture takes five years. The core of our curriculum is the studio, where you learn to explore and generate design ideas. In the first year, we begin with a focus on design fundamentals, moving through conceptual, abstract and experimental exercises to strip away preconceived ideas.

The first two studios are shared with first-year Interior Architecture students.

UTK Undergraduate Admissions 

Course Catalog

Fall

ARCH 171 (3)
Design Fund. I Space
ARCH 121 (2)
Representation I
ARCH 101/107H (3)
Intro to Built Env
ELECTIVE (3)
(NON-ARCH)
ENG 101/118H (3) (WC)
MATH 113,125 or 202 (3) (QR)

Spring

ARCH 172 (4)
Design Fund. II Space
ARCH 122 (2)
Representation II
ARCH 102 (2)
Visual Design Theory
PHYS 161 (3) (NS)
ENG 102 (3) (WC)
ELECTIVE (3) (OC)

Our student body deserve the very best. They deserve faculty who are next-generation thinkers and facilities that are among the best in the nation.

Professor Jason Young, Director of the School of Architecture

After Graduation Careers

A Bachelor of Architecture is a fully accredited professional degree that will prepare you to become a licensed architect. You’ll find our graduates working in top firms nationwide.

Some of the Firms Who Employ Our Alumni

AECOM

CannonDesign

Gensler

HKS, Inc.

Hnedak Bobo Group, Inc.

HOK

Perkins + Will

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill