The Department of Architecture consists of the Architecture Program, the Interior
Design Program, and the Center for Sustainable Design.
The Department is administratively housed within the College of Communication and
Fine Arts which also includes the Department of Art, Department of Communication,
Department of Journalism, Department of 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.
Three degree programs are provided within the Department. These are the professional
Master of Architecture degree, the pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture
degree, and the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree.
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 and objectives 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 Planning, Real Estate Development,
and other programs to address public issues, support stable and sustainable neighborhoods,
and develop community visions throughout the region.