Undergraduate architecture, landscape architecture programs rank high

December 07, 2011

Penn State's undergraduate architecture and landscape architecture programs, part of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, have once again received top rankings in the annual DesignIntelligence survey, in which leading practitioners across the country rank the best schools for preparing students for practice in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design.

The landscape architecture program was ranked second out of 49 accredited programs, up from sixth in the 2011 report. The architecture program was ranked the sixth best program in the East. Nationally, it ranked 13th out of 53 accredited programs, up from 16th in 2011.

The landscape architecture program, ranked the second most-admired program in the nation by landscape architecture deans and department heads (tied with Louisiana State University), has been ranked in the top 10 programs since 2005.

The architecture program has been listed in the nation’s top 16 since 2008.

"We are proud of the stellar performance of our accredited professional programs," said Nathaniel Belcher, director of the H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. “This recognition is a testament to our dedicated faculty in the Stuckeman School and the impact our students and alumni have had on the design disciplines.”

DesignIntelligence is a publication of the Design Futures Council, a global interdisciplinary network of design, product and construction leaders. Its ranking methodology is weighted toward preparation for professional practice.

H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is a leader in professional design education comprised of an interdisciplinary confederation of strong design disciplines: architecture, design, and landscape architecture.

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Last Updated December 14, 2011