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Architectural Design students at work.

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Architectural Design students at work.

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Architectural Design students at work.

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Architectural Design students at work.

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Architectural Design students at work.

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

Architectural Design at James Madison University

The Interior Architecture program at James Madison University is very pleased to announce that we have a new name, Architectural Design. This exciting new name aligns with our teaching pedagogy and is the first Architectural Design Program in the history of James Madison University approved though our curriculum review process.

The name Architectural Design reflects the wide range of career options that are available to our students.  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 Tickle:

Degree Checklist

Student Achievement Data

Japan Study Abroad Program

Visit Architectural Design's Facebook page.

For more information about the Architectural Design studios, visit:
Fall 2013 Senior Design Studio, Project 1-Pine Reservation Shipping Container Housing
Spring 2013 Sophmore Design Build Studio-Concrete Lab
Fall 2012 Junior Studio-Airstream Adapt

Japan Study Abroad Flier


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

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

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