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 Intern Development Program, or IDP, requirements.)

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