Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cooperative Education

First off I just want to thank you for what you do. When I was deciding on attending architecture school , your book really answered and prepared me for what was ahead in my path! You are a very valuable resource to the architecture education process and the profession itself. I really wish there were more people in the world like you.

I have researched this before, schools that have co-op requirements within their education programs, but can no longer find a comprehensive list online. Do you have any resources that can point me in the right direction?

As internships are such an integral part of the licensure process, it's a shame that many schools are not more helpful in acquiring them.


First, thanks for the kind words; you are exactly the reason I do what I do.

Unfortunately, I do not know of a comprehensive list either of architecture programs that either require or have cooperative education programs.  I will do my best to provide such a list but I make no promises that it is comprehensive.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Candidate Program

This list will get you started, but do not limit yourself to programs that only require coop.  Some programs will offer work related experience.

Also, regardless of where you attend, tap the resources of the Career Center and the faculty to ensure that you gain career related experience while in school.