The School of Architecture

The Rice School of Architecture offers an extremely innovative undergraduate program designed to educate architects who will act on a global stage and transform the field in the coming decades. Rice's Bachelor of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and qualifies graduates to take the state professional licensing exams after completing the required internship in an architectural office. The undergraduate program approaches professional study as a way of synthesizing and focusing the broad and pressing questions of the 21st century through the lens of the architectural discipline so that its practice gains renewed agency, vitality and relevance for our shared environment. 

The RSA’s graduate program has two inseparable aims: to educate architects and to position our graduates as leaders in a rapidly changing world. The education of architects focuses on sharing knowledge…on a vibrant discussion of architecture’s intellectual, formal, material, and representational composition. Positioning leaders centers on developing new knowledge…on affecting the contours of this new world.