Monday, August 19, 2013

Chicago Architecture + Design College Day - Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chicago Career Day 2013 for
Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management
and Landscape Architecture to be held at Harold Washington College

CHICAGO – The Consortium for Design and Construction Careers is pleased to announce the Chicago Architecture + Design College Day. Held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:00pm at Harold Washington College (30 E. Lake St.) Chicago Architecture + Design College Day is a free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers, and counselors interested in learning more about opportunities in architecture, interior design, construction management, and landscape architecture.

From 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, the College Fair will host almost 50 colleges and universities with degree programs in architecture, interior design, construction management, and/or landscape architecture. Representatives will be available to provide information, distribute materials, and answer questions on their respective degree programs. For further details including a complete list of colleges in attendance on the Chicago Career Day 2013 or to register for the event, check out the following website

Degree prior to Master of Architecture

Greetings Dr.  Architecture,

I am currently in a community college and i am pursuing the career of architecture. I have all the minimum requirements for cal poly pomona and i'm still taking more classes to have more skills. Due to that the major is impacted in cal poly pomona, i'm considering other options. I am deciding to apply this fall as landscape architecture to cal poly pomona and later on do a master in architecture. My main goal is that I want to end up being an architect. Although, i have a passion for design and interior design as well... I was considering applying to other universities as a design major. Would having a bachelor degree in design will help me to obtain a master in architecture? 

Thank you for your time. 

If you are thinking of pursuing the Master of Architecture without a preprofessional degree, you may pursue any major / degree at the undergraduate level.  In most cases, the MArch would take between 3-4 years depending on the institution.

Of course, I would recommend that you pursue an undergraduate major that is related to architecture such as landscape architecture, art or design as you suggest; by doing so, you develop materials for a portfolio that is required when applying to a MArch.

Also, to the extent possible, I would suggest attending an institution that has an architecture degree offering as you may be able to take courses or possibly even transfer to architecture.  You say that the major of architecture is impacted at Cal Poly Pomona, but have you talked with any administrators within the academic unit about options.  Can you transfer in after a year?

It is worth a discussion.