Digital Technologies-Architecture

Technology plays a critical role in the educational experience of our students; therefore, the College of Architecture is committed to the integration of relevant technology into our curriculum. As part of our College of Architecture curriculum, our faculty provide required instruction in digital design technologies beginning in your first year, guided by established industry standards and best practices.

We strongly recommend that first-year students entering the College of Architecture acquire a computer and software that meet or exceed the specifications noted in the guide below. Instruction for introductory courses on digital tools is designed to meet the precise specifications of the hardware and software listed. This laptop and software will serve as a basic, but versatile, toolkit and will support at least the first two years of your education in architecture. It is possible that you made need to acquire a new, more powerful computer in your junior or senior year in order to complete your area of study.

Download our Guide to the College of Architecture First-Year Computer Recommendations for the 2018-2019 Academic Year>>

Assistance & Advice

Enrique Von Rohr, Director of Research & Technology, coordinates digital technologies for the School, working with the faculty and with the Information Technology staff. If you have questions about digital technologies for students in the College of Architecture, please contact Von Rohr at; he can assist you or direct your question to the right staff member.

We understand that some students may need financial assistance with these purchases. If this is a concern, please contact a counselor in Student Financial Services (SFS) as soon as you are able. Counselors can be reached at 314.935.5900, 888.547.6670, or Washington University and the Sam Fox School want to help all students have the tools that they need to take full advantage of their college education in architecture, and to be prepared to be the best in their field.