Undergraduate Architecture

We offer a rigorous architecture program within a dynamic, cross-disciplinary campus. Our courses engage actual sites and tackle complex social, cultural, and environmental challenges. You'll graduate with the tools to design beautiful, innovative, and sustainable architectural environments, and become a more creative thinker and designer.

Our program balances architectural education with a strong liberal arts base. We offer two undergraduate degree tracks—the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture—that allow you to individualize your educational experience. Students on both tracks may pursue minors—including in architectural history, creative practice for social change, landscape architecture, and urban design—as well as second majors and dual degrees.

We believe that you learn by doing. Our program provides numerous opportunities for hands-on, real-world engagement, both in the St. Louis community and beyond. Our program is centered around the design studio, which emphasizes craft and making. Students work collaboratively with faculty on design projects, exploring a wide array of media and techniques, including freehand drawing and computer-aided design. Our students are bright and driven, but they are also incredibly supportive of one another. Studio is a place for collaboration and creative development.

WashU's College of Architecture is ranked #4 in Niche's rankings of Best Colleges for Architecture in America.

Student Work

Undergrad Architecture Work

View student work in the latest edition of Approach, which focuses on a series of studios that engage with aspects of atmosphere.

Facilities & Resources


Explore some of our spaces through this 360° Virtual Tour.

Our spacious facilities support all kinds of making, with 3D printers, laser cutters, a digital fabrication lab, dedicated wood and metal shops, and more. You can research and explore the books, art, and special collections of the world-class Kemper Art Museum, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, and D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library—all right on campus.

Career Outcomes


Martin Padilla, assistant director of career development for architecture, with Rylie Davis at Trivers Associates.

Your education at the Sam Fox School will prepare you for lifelong success in any career you choose. Our graduates have become worldwide leaders in architecture, as well as in sustainability, development, landscape architecture, urban design, furniture design, interior design, and fashion design. The School's dedicated Career Services office provides students one-on-one advising and specialized programs to pursue their professional interests. We also connect you with our vast, global network of alumni, including through networking and mentoring opportunities. Learn more here>>

Student Spotlight


Alexis Vidaurreta is leveraging community to create sustainable, resilient cities>>

Faculty & Visitors

Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields—and they are deeply committed to teaching each and every student. Learn about their diverse practices and research>>

About St. Louis

St. Louis is made for architects and designers. From its incredible parks and gardens to its numerous galleries and museums (most of which are free!), see what makes the city so special>>

Fox Fridays

Our weekly, free workshop series provides students with quick and fun investigations into new mediums and tools, from drone photography to generative modeling. See what workshops we have on tap>>

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How to Apply

Learn about the application process, including submission guidelines for the optional portfolio, here>>

Questions? We’d love to speak with you by email, phone, or video about our program.
Please email Rachel Youn at youn@wustl.edu.