School of Architecture

UVA School of Architecture dreams big and aspires to excellence in all that we do, drawing on Jefferson’s words, “always in the name of tomorrow.” We extend his bold vision into our next century of architectural education by living our values, advancing our academic mission, and ensuring our impact as proactive agents of change in relation to the conception and design of our collective future.

Our students and faculty are not only challenging existing practices in response to the global scale and speed of ecological, cultural, and technological change that are impacting our built and natural environment, but are also leading in its stewardship and strategic re-visioning through the creation of new knowledge and transformative design practices. Our disciplines hold both the creative promise and critical responsibility to define and build environments that are dynamic, meaningful and sustainable cultural artifacts – and to create the most just, compelling and courageous of futures. –Dean Ila Berman


Registrar for School of Architecture

Sharon McDonald is the Director of Student Records for the School of Architecture, located in Campbell Hall Room 201. See the Student …

Academic Programs in Architecture

See a list of all of Architecture’s majors and minors.

Architecture Student Resources

Find information about facilities, services, and more for students in the School of Architecture.

Maker Grounds

Learn about Makerspaces, Shops, Labs, and other spaces for making. You’ll find equipment and resources for working with textiles, advanced …

Research Presentation Tips

Tips from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Education Abroad

Education Abroad plays an important role in advancing the University of Virginia’s pedagogic mission, enriching students both academically and personally, …

Explore Academics

Major: Urban and Environmental Planning

An Urban and Environmental Planning degree provides the necessary preparation to positively influence the future of neighborhoods, cities, and rural …

Major: Bachelor of Science Architecture

The architectural content of the liberal education, in the pre-professional program at UVA, synthesizes the ambition of educating open minds, …

Major: Bachelor of Architectural History

The major of Architectural History includes a wide distribution of courses and a thesis taken during the fourth year, which …