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Taubman College’s architecture graduate program named top in the country, Dean named to top educator list

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning was named the number one graduate architecture program in the country by DesignIntelligence, which began ranking architecture programs in 2004. The rankings were released on Nov. 1, 2010, in the Architectural Record.

Architecture graduate rankings are as follows:

These rankings, based on the hiring experience of firms surveyed, assess the preparedness of recent graduates in a range of vital skills. Survey participants were asked which collegiate architecture programs (undergraduate or graduate) are strongest in each skills category.

Category: Analysis and planning
#1 University of Michigan

Category: Communication
#2 University of Michigan

Category: Computer applications
#3 University of Michigan

Category: Construction methods and materials
#3 University of Michigan

Category: Design
#3 University of Michigan

Category: Research and theory
#3 University of Michigan

Category: Sustainable design practices and principles
#2 University of Michigan

According to the article, "Among students who took a separate DesignIntelligence survey, 90 percent of University of Michigan attendees indicated a belief that they'll be well prepared upon graduation, with 96 percent giving the quality of their program an A (excellent) or B (above average)."

To read more:
http://archrecord.construction.com/features/Americas_Best_Architecture_Schools/2011/schools-1.asp

DesignIntelligence also named Taubman College Dean Monica Ponce de Leon a top 25 professor and education leader. Each year, DesignIntelligence selects a team of educators and education administrators who exemplify excellence in design education leadership. The 2011 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from hundreds of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. Educators from the disciplines of architecture, interior design, industrial design, and landscape architecture were eligible for inclusion.

Taubman College's alumnus, Benyamin Schwarz, Ph.D. Architecture '92, was also named a top 25 professor and education leader by DesignIntelligence. The 2011 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from hundreds of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. He is a professor at University of Missouri, Department of Architectural Studies, and Journal of Housing for the Elderly editor.

Note: University of Michigan offers a B.S. in architecture. DesignIntelligence only ranks the M.Arch. programs. Thus, UM's undergraduate program is not eligible for ranking consideration.

Nov 1, 2010


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