At the School of Architecture and Planning, undergraduate and graduate students will thrive in our heavily design-focused curriculum, rooted in its ties to the Catholic Church, the largest steward of classical buildings on earth. With the only Sacred and Cultural Studies program in the country, we provide students the opportunity to examine architectural connections to nature, culture, and the divine.
The School of Architecture and Planning is part of an exclusive group of schools that allows students to graduate with an architectural license through IPAL, the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure. The IPAL initiative combines internships and periodic test-taking, reducing an average 12-year path to licensure to a mere seven years.
This innovative initiative is both a course and an active project to make the buildings on our campus more efficient and sustainable. LEEDlab's proudest accomplishment so far was to make our school's home, the Crough Center for Architectural Studies, the first LEED EB:O&M Certified Architecture School in the world and the first building to be certified solely by students in a curriculum-based course.