All students in the School of Architecture are required to do coop.
- The students in the BS in Architecture and BLA in Urban Landscape programs must complete two mandatory six-month cooperative education experiences.
- Students in the BS in Architecture Studies program are required to complete one mandatory six-month cooperative education experience.
- (For students who will pursue licensure in the field of architecture, this coop work experience may count towards their professional Architectural Experience Program, or AXP, requirements.)
- Studnets in the MDES-SUEN program have the option of one six-month cooperative education experience.
The School of Architecture historically has had a successful coop placement rate of 98% for its students.
The benefits to students are easy to see:
- A substantial number of new graduates who become employed full-time receive job offers from former co-op employers.
- Students going on to graduate school have numerous work experiences, contacts and professional networks already established.
The Co-op Program offers students opportunities to:
- Clarify short and long term personal, educational, and career goals.
- Explore jobs in their chosen fields.
- Integrate what is studied in classes with what is experienced when working.
- Enhance understanding and appreciation for the “world at work.”
- Develop job finding, job survival, and career advancement skills.
- Strengthen their developing identities as professionals in their career choice, working with role models in their chosen field.
Some of our top employers include firms such as the following:
- KPF, NYC
- Ann Beha Architects, Boston
- Gensler, Boston
- Payette, Boston
- Handel Architects, NYC
- EHDD, San Francicso
- Maryann Thompson Architects, Cambridge
- William Rawn and Associates, Boston
- Hacin + Associates, Boston
- Bergmeyer Associates Inc, Boston
- Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston
- Utile Inc, Boston
- Barbara Felix Architecture + Design, Santa Fe