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