The curriculum pairs studio courses with relevant architecture history and technology courses to support the comprehensive learning experience of the student. Students engage in intensive studio projects that encourage them to seek prototypical solutions to problems in the modern city. Instruction takes place in the studio with one-on-one consultations with faculty, critiques with classmates and formal reviews. Visiting critics participate in reviews and there is a lecture series that brings prominent professionals on campus to discuss the work they are doing in the field.
As part of their studies, students are enrolled in two six-month co-ops during which they have paid employment. This allows students to gain real world experience in architecture that aids them in both their academic development and in professional advancement. Co-op experience can often be applied to one’s APX (formerly IDP) credits.
The School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited one-year program to our students who have successfully completed the B.S. degree in architecture. This allows our own students to achieve a master’s degree in an efficient and timely manner.
Applicants should note that the B.S. degree in Architecture is not sufficient by itself to meet the academic requirement to sit for State licensure. (Most undergraduate architecture degrees are not accredited). Students who graduate with the B.S. degree have the option to apply to the one-year NAAB accredited Master of Architecture degree that is open to our B.S. graduates in good standing.
Scenes from Ruggles Studio
These spreadsheets are intended to help students track their course of study. Please refer to your year of graduation and division to ensure you are following the right sequence. They can also be used for prospective students to get a better of idea of what a typical year looks like at Northeastern as a student in the BS Architecture program.
To learn more about a specific class, click the title below.
ARCH 1000: Architecture at Northeastern
ARCH 1110: Fundamental Representation
ARCH 1120: Fundamental Design
ARCH 1310: Architecture and Global Cultures, Prehistory to 1400
ARCH 1320: Architecture and Global Cultures, 1400 to 1800
ARCH 2130: Site, Space & Program
ARCH 2140: Urban Institutions
ARCH 2240: Architectonic Systems
ARCH 2210: Environmental Systems
ARCH 2330: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1800 to 1910
ARCH 2340: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980
- Architecture of Early Modern Spain 1400-1800
- The Modernization of Chinese Architecture
- Architecture, Infrastructure, and the Modern City
- Influence and Originality in Architecture
- Chinese Architecture before the Opium War
- Networked Urbanism, Boom to Bust and Back
- Innovation by Design: Radical Ideas and Creative Action since 1960