Students across the state are heading back to school at Ohio’s architectural schools. Our state is home to a number of renowned programs tailored to aspiring architects. Here’s a look at the various architectural schools across Ohio.
At Ohio State University, architecture students study at the Knowlton School within the College of Engineering. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in three academic sections: architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. The School is based out of Knowlton Hall, a highly lauded 165,000-square-foot facility designed by Mack Scogin Merril Elam Architects of Atlanta with Wandel & Schnell of Columbus (now WSA Studio). Knowlton students work collaboratively with students at host institutions in destinations around the world, including Ghana, Thailand, China and Germany; engage in ongoing post-Katrina redevelopment work; and partner with local organizations to find creative design solutions in Columbus.
University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning is ranked among the best in the country, with I.D. (International Design) listing UC among the globe’s top 10 design schools—the only public institution to make the list. The college is housed in the Aronoff Center for Design and Art, an internationally acclaimed building designed by renowned architect Peter Eisenman. Undergraduate degrees are offered in architecture and interior design, and graduate offerings include master’s degrees in architecture, interior design, science in architecture; as well as a PhD of architecture.
At Miami University in Oxford, the Department of Architecture and Interior Design offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a professional Master of Architecture, in addition to an undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Miami offers off-campus programming, as well, such as a semester-long Rosenheim Exchange Program in Rosenheim, Germany; an immersive residency in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, and a design build program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Northeast of Akron, Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design offers a variety of programs and degrees in architecture, including masters’ programs in architecture and environmental design, urban design, health care design and landscape architecture. The innovative Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative is a non-profit urban design practice as well as an off-campus educational facility offering studio space, classrooms, a library and a computer lab.
At Bowling Green, the Department of Architecture & Environmental Design is part of the College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering. The department offers two programs, a bachelor of science in architecture and a master of architecture. BG’s program is small by design, with an emphasis on individual attention to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.