The Department of Architecture consists of the Architecture Program and the Interior
Design Program. Three degree programs are provided within the Department. These
are the Master of Architecture degree, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture degree,
and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree.
The Department is administratively housed within the College of Communication and
Fine Arts which also includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Journalism, Theatre
and Dance, and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The College also houses the Art
Museum of the University of Memphis and the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Department of Architecture is to prepare graduates to enter the
professional practice of architecture or interior design and to serve the Memphis
and Mid-South region through research, engaged scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and creative expression that contributes to sustainable, stable communities and enhances
the quality of life for all citizens.
The goals of the department are:
- To provide the highest quality professional education through a well-rounded discovery-based
curriculum in both the art and science of design with emphasis on processes, professional
standards, and the practical application of design and technology;
- To provide research opportunities for faculty and students with emphasis on "hands
on" multi-disciplinary projects through which students gain valuable professional
experience while providing services to the citizens of the region; and
- To expand opportunities for Architecture and Interior Design students by bringing
them together with faculty and students in City and Regional Planning, Real Estate
Development, and other programs to address public issues, support stable and sustainable
neighborhoods, and develop community visions throughout the region.
Read about the history of the Department of Architecture here...