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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Design



Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Architectural Design

The Architectural Design program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and prepares students for professional work or graduate study in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering or Interior Architecture.  Students enrolled in this program gain the technical, creative, and expressive skills to become highly inventive design thinkers.

The Architectural Design program offers intensive education in the design process. The curriculum instills purpose, craft, technological competence, and versatile thinking. The Architectural Design curriculum is centered on a 6-studio sequence. The teaching of design process and a design ethos is at the heart of the program.

Additional required coursework in architectural history, materials & methods, computer modeling, professional practices, and study abroad supplement the studio sequence and support design projects of increasing sophistication and complexity.

For more information regarding the Architectural Design program at James Madison University, please contact the area coordinator, Evelyn

Students feet and examples of their work

Degree Checklist
Student Achievement Data
Japan Study Abroad Program
Architectural Design's Facebook page

For more information, visit:
Fall 2013 Senior Design Studio
Spring 2013 Sophmore Design Build Studio-Concrete Lab
Fall 2012 Junior Studio-Airstream Adapt

Architectural Design Slideshow


Evelyn Tickle, Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, Architectural Design Coordinator
M.Arch Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); B.S. Auburn University 540.568.6696

Ronn Daniel, Professor of Architectural Design & Industrial Design

Ph.D. studies, University of Chicago; M.Arch University of Illinois at Chicago
; BSE (Civil Engineering) Duke University 540.568.5850

Sneha Patel, Instructor of Architectural Design and Foundations Art
M.Arch. Princeton University; B.Arch., Cornell University 540.568.6216

William Tate, Associate Professor of Architectural Design
M.Arch Virginia Polytechnic University; B.S. Wake Forest University 540.568.6577