Department of Architecture

The undergraduate curriculum in Environmental Design Architectural Studies at Texas A&M University is offered through the Department of Architecture. The four-year Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED) degree prepares students for challenging careers in industries supporting the built environments. The program produces graduates who are prepared to influence society with informed and visionary designs—designs that ensure sustainability by responding to cultural, social, economic and ecological factors.

Students interested in professional registration as an architect must complete a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredited Master of Architecture program in addition to the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree.

Enrollment in Environmental Design Architectural Studies Upper Level Program

  1. Students must have satisfactorily completed at least 54 hours of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.5 for those courses completed at Texas A&M University.
  2. Students must satisfactorily complete the following courses as part of the 54 hours of coursework with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to apply for upper level.
    ARCH 205Architecture Design I4
    ARCH 206Architecture Design II5
    ARCH 212Social and Behavioral Factors in Design3
    ARCH 249Survey of World Architecture History I3
    ARCH 250Survey of World Architecture History II3
    ARCH 281Seminar in Contemporary Architecture1
    CARC 481Seminar1
    ENDS 105Design Foundations I4
    ENDS 108Design and Visual Communication Foundations II5
    ENDS 115Design Communication Foundations3
    ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
    Select one of the following:6
    Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
    and Business Calculus
    Engineering Mathematics I
    and Engineering Mathematics II
    PHYS 201College Physics4
    Total Semester Credit Hours45
  3. Students must apply to the upper level through the department. The application is to be submitted by the following date.
    • March 1 for Summer and Fall admission
  4. Students applying for upper level must submit a portfolio that provides documentation of the applicant’s design representation and creative problem solving ability. Portfolios will be reviewed as evidence supporting design ability. Guidelines are outlined on the application form and in the Student Services office. Students will be admitted according to available space.

Preparation for Professional Studies in Architecture

Although the four-year BED degree at Texas A&M University is a pre-professional degree and is not accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), those who have completed this pre-professional degree can apply to an accredited Master of Architecture program, which is offered at Texas A&M University.

In the United States, most state architectural registration boards require, as the prerequisites for licensure, a degree from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited professional degree program, the fulfillment of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Internship Development Program (IDP), and the successful completion of NCARB’s Architectural Licensing Examination (ARE). The NAAB, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), the Master of Architecture (MArch), and the Doctor of Architecture (DArch). Students should consult the Texas A&M Master of Architecture, NAAB and NCARB websites for additional information.

Transfer and Change of Major Students

Transfer and change of major students (students currently enrolled in another major at Texas A&M University) who are admitted to the Department of Architecture are classified as lower level (EDAL). Transfer students who meet all the criteria for admittance to upper-level studies may immediately apply for admittance to upper level.

Transfer students who have completed at least 24 graded transferable hours, and change of major students who have completed at least 12 graded transferable hours are encouraged to participate in a 10-week summer module offered by the Department of Architecture. The summer module is designed to provide an intensive first-year design studio sequence along with support coursework that will enable change of major and transfer students to qualify for sophomore design studios the following semester. This summer module can enable Transfer and Change of Major students to complete the four-year degree in a more efficient and timely manner.

Transfer students accepted into the Bachelor of Environmental Design degree program must submit a portfolio to the Department of Architecture to receive credit for drawing and design studio classes taken at another university or college, unless the course is listed as an equivalent under the Texas common course numbering system. The review of the portfolio will ensure appropriate studio placement. Additional information may be found on the Department of Architecture website.

Adams, Harold Lynn, Professor of the Practice
Architecture
BAR, Texas A&M University, 1962

Aitani, Koichiro, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Kyushu University, 2015
MAR, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997

Ali, Ahmed K, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2012

Baltazar, Juan Carlos, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2006

Beltran, Liliana O, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, University of California at Berkeley, 1997

Billingsley, Andrew, Assistant Lecturer
Architecture
MS, Texas A&M University, 2020

Borges Gonzalez, Alejandro, Assistant Professor
Architecture
MAR, Cornell University, 1994

Caffey, Stephen M, Instructional Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, The University of Texas - Austin, 2008

Campagnol Abuabara, Gabriela, Instructional Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, University of Sao Paulo - USP, 2008

Clayton, Mark J, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Stanford University, 1998
MAR, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987

Culp III, Charles H, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Iowa State University, 1976

De Lima Vaz Xavier, Davi, Visiting Assistant Professor
Architecture
BAR, University of Brazil, 2010

Erminy Castillo, Marcel, Associate Professor of the Practice
Architecture
BAR, Central University of Venezuela, 1987

Esquivel, Jose G, Associate Professor
Architecture
MAR, Ohio State University, 1998

Faulkner, Matthew T, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MAR, Texas A&M University, 2006

Fortenberry, Brent R, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Boston University, 2013

Gibbs, Brian C, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MAR, Texas A&M University, 2006

Glowacki, Kevin T, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Bryn Mawr College, 1991

Haberl, Jeff, Professor
Architecture
PHD, University of Colorado, 1986

Haliburton, James T, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016
MAR, Texas A&M University, 2004

Hamilton, Daniel Kirk, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Arizona State University, 2017

Hawkins, Andrew G, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MAR, University of Oregon, 1999

He, Weiling, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Hill, Rodney C, Professor
Architecture
MAR, University of California at Berkeley, 1969

Holliday III, Ray W, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MLA, Texas A&M University, 2000
MAR, Texas A&M University, 1992

Holliday, Shelley D, Associate Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MEN, Texas A&M University, 2001

Jain, Priya, Assistant Professor
Architecture
MAR, The University of Arizona, 2007

Klein, Nancy L, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Bryn Mawr College, 1991

Lopez, Marcelo F., Assistant Professor
Architecture
MS, Columbia University, New York, 2013

Louie, Jonathan, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MAR, University of California Los Angeles, 2012

Lu, Zhipeng, Assistant Professor
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2009

Luhan, Gregory, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016
MAR, Princeton University, 1998

Lutz, Shawn M, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
MAR, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2011

Mann, George J, Professor
Architecture
MS, Columbia University, 1962

McIntosh, Nicole, Assistant Professor
Architecture
MAR, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2011

Miranda, Valerian, Associate Professor
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1988
MAR, Texas A&M University, 1984

Nichols, Anne B, Associate Professor of the Practice
Architecture
PHD, University of Illinois, 2000

Obrien, Michael J, Professor
Architecture
MAR, Virginia Tech, 1982

Pentecost III, Aubrey R, Professor of the Practice
Architecture
DrPH, University of Texas, School of Public Health, 1982

Rogers, Julia S, Senior Lecturer
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Stewart, Kateri, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Architecture
BAR, University of Notre Dame, 2007

Stewart, Zachary D, Assistant Professor
Architecture
PHD, Columbia University, 2015

Tate, James Michael, Assistant Professor
Architecture
MAR, Yale University, 2007

Tripp, Andrew Reed, Assistant Professor
Architecture
PHD, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Vanegas, Jorge A, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Stanford University, 1988

Warden, Robert R, Professor
Architecture
MAR, Texas A&M University, 1986

Yan, Wei, Professor
Architecture
MAR, University of California at Berkeley, 2004

Zhu, Xuemei, Professor
Architecture
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2008