Students’ Insights — Architecture

Students and recent graduates have a unique perspective on architectural education because they live it every day. DesignIntelligence asks current and recently graduated students of architecture programs about the skills they learn, quality of their program's facilities and technology, and more. They were asked:

  • What do you plan to do after graduating? See the results
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  • Do you believe you will be well prepared for working in your profession upon graduation? See the results
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  • Rate the quality of your program in terms of how well it is preparing you, or prepared you, which includes communication and presentation skills, community involvement, construction materials, means and methods, design technologies, design theory and practice, engineering fundamentals, global issues/international practice, interdisciplinary studies, planning/project methodologies, practice management, providing study abroad opportunities, research methodologies, sustainable/healthy design, and understanding the impacts of urbanization on design. See the results
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  • Rate the quality of your program's studio facilities, which includes, access to facilities, dedicated studio space, adequate natural lighting, adequate openness, adequate adaptable space, access to advanced software, access to advanced hardware and adequate student to faculty time. See the results
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  • Rate the overall quality of your program. See the results
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  • Have you participated in an internship program in architecture? See the results
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  • Do you plan to take the Architect Registration Exam (ARE)? See the results
 

What do you plan to do after graduating?

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Answer Choices:
Rating
1
Work in a private practice
38%
100%
2
Pursue an advanced degree in architecture
19%
100%
3
Work for a corporation
18%
100%
4
Undecided
13%
100%
5
Pursue an advanced degree in something other than architecture
   3%
100%
6
Work in academia
  2%
100%
7
Self-employment
  2%
100%
8
Work in a field other than architecture
  2%
100%
9
Work in government
 1%
100%
10
Volunteer or work for a non-profit or community service organization
 1%
100%
 

Do you believe you will be well prepared for working in your profession upon graduation?

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100%
93%
7%
Yes
No
 

Rate the quality of your program in terms of how well it is preparing you, or prepared you, for the following:

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100%
1%
3%
9%
28%
58%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
7%
9%
19%
23%
41%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
4%
6%
18%
26%
44%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
6%
10%
19%
27%
36%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
1%
3%
10%
24%
62%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
7%
10%
23%
26%
31%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
7%
10%
18%
26%
36%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
5%
7%
15%
23%
49%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
6%
16%
26%
46%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
8%
10%
21%
24%
32%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
4%
8%
17%
65%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
5%
13%
26%
52%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
6%
14%
25%
49%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
5%
11%
24%
55%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
 

Rate the quality of your program’s studio facilities:

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100%
2%
3%
10%
24%
61%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
2%
3%
8%
18%
68%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
5%
9%
19%
63%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
4%
10%
19%
64%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
4%
6%
14%
21%
54%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
5%
12%
24%
55%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
3%
6%
14%
24%
50%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
100%
2%
4%
9%
22%
63%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
 

Rate the overall quality of your program:

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100%
1%
3%
9%
31%
54%
Poor
Fair
Good
Very good
Excellent
 

Have you participated in an internship program in architecture?

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100%
61%
39%
Yes
No
 

Do you plan to take the Architect Registration Exam (ARE)?

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100%
73%
6%
4%
7%
10%
Yes, I plan to
Yes, I have already started
Yes, I have already completed
No
Undecided