Vice President for Research and Dean, Graduate Studies Prairie View A&M University Wilhelmina F. Delco Building, Suite 120 P.O. Box 519; MS 2800 Prairie View, Texas 77446-2800 Phone: (936) 261-3518 Fax: (936) 261-3529
MArch:The master of Architecture Degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAB), the sole agency authorized
to accredit professional architecture degree programs in the United States. Most state licensing registration boards require a degree
from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for taking the Architectural Registrations Exam (ARE). MCD:The master of Community Development program offers specialization and academic certification in: Fundraising, Historic Preservation,
Community Planning, Real Estate Development and International Community.
The Prairie View A&M University architecture program prepares its graduates for
leadership roles in transforming America’s cities and improving the quality of life
through sustainable solutions that enhance the built environment. Offering a diverse
curriculum involving architecture, community development and construction, led by
accomplished faculty in a computer and studio intensive environment, the School of
Architecture educates its graduates to become active and skilled practitioners. As
an educational focus, students are challenged to develop their abilities in problem
solving, creative thinking and decision making. This is achieved in a student-centered
environment that fosters personal development and professional excellence.
The architecture program received its initial accreditation from the National
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAB) in June 1992 and has maintained accreditation
since that time. The program also maintains membership in the Association of
Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA ). Prairie View A&M University’s location
near Houston and several other major cities offers an opportunity for students to
enrich their learning experience through access to the greater architectural community
of the region and numerous employment opportunities in the field of architecture,
community development and construction management.
To fulfill its responsibilities to the State of Texas and Prairie
View A&M University in teaching, research and service,
the mission of the architecture program is to educate and
prepare graduates to assume professional employment
positions in design, planning, construction and ownership.
The program uses a Learning Community Model to
cultivate knowledge by linking curriculum and activities in
its three programs: Architecture, Construction Science and
Community Development. Through this holistic approach,
graduates should acquire critical thinking skills necessary for
the challenges of the global community.
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