Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Architectural Design Major

What if ours was a different world? One that was socially fair and just, environmentally responsible and sustainable and one that puts people first. At Architectural Design in your creative art you get to show everyone what that world looks like.

Architecture is a deeply multi-disciplinary practice in which you put your many talents to work. You apply them to rethink the world you live in and create a more poetic and sustainable future. Be immersed in a critical art that is intellectually rigorous, is integrative and driven by your imagination. At Architectural Design you will learn to seamlessly apply 2D and 3D handcrafting skills with digital ones, to integrate history, technology and creativity with real world needs. You will make the most of your talents and explore your interests while addressing some of the most urgent needs of today, in your art. 

Be bold, supercharge your future with imagination, knowledge and innovation and choose Architectural Design  because the world needs your creativity.

What Makes Us Unique

Why Architecture at MICA?

Today’s graduate schools, firms and clients are looking for architects who are independent thinkers who offer a creative vision and bring an imaginative perspective to design problems, who bring empathy and insight to clients and resident communities’ needs. These are exactly the strengths that the AD students develop. Our students intern at top firms in the city, such as Ziger Snead, PIKL and UDG; most often joining a firm straight after graduation. Similarly, our alumni are admitted to top graduate Architecture programs at Columbia, UPenn, RISD and others.

See Portfolios of Student Work

Architectural Design students post projects and portfolios on 'MICA Portfolios', be sure to visit the page and enjoy the work.

Weekly Lunchtime Lectures are open to all!

Guest speakers are invited to talk about innovative designs, solutions to pressing environmental problems, community initiatives and more. Join AD in listening to the speakers every Thursday noon till 1 pm.

State-of-the-Art Spaces

Dolphin Design Center

Dolphin Design Center was created specifically for designers in the 21st century, with state-of-the-art fabrication and design spaces that support the multidisciplinary ways creative makers work.

Housed on the top floor of the new Dolphin Center, the AD studio is the home base for MICA’s Architectural Design students. This is where studio courses are taught; where assignments are completed; where students mingle, get to know each other, and learn from one another. A community sense is nurtured thanks to our studio culture. For example, once a week we all have lunch together and listen to guest speakers as part of our lunchtime lecture series.

Set design for Brandon Brooks, Performance of Gender Requires Duality, 2018
Performance of Gender Requires Duality by Brandon Brooks + Enlarge
Artwork installation by Christina Stone
Circular by Christina Stone + Enlarge
Sculpture and installation by Claudia Chang
The Space Between by Claudia Chang + Enlarge
Artwork by Eun Byeol Cho
Construction Through Emotion: Semiology of Architecture by Eun Byeol Cho + Enlarge
Set design for Brandon Brooks, Performance of Gender Requires Duality, 2018

Performance of Gender Requires Duality

Artist
Brandon Brooks
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork installation by Christina Stone

Circular

Artist
Christina Stone
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Sculpture and installation by Claudia Chang

The Space Between

Artist
Claudia Chang
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork by Eun Byeol Cho

Construction Through Emotion: Semiology of Architecture

Artist
Eun Byeol Cho
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

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