The School of Architecture at Portland State University offers an accredited professional education in architecture, following the four + two model: a four-year BA/BS undergraduate major in Architecture and a two-year Master of Architecture with full accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
We celebrate the study of architecture in a very special setting - downtown Portland. Recognized internationally as a highly innovative center of creativity, and renowned nationally as a locus of sustainable practice, Portland is one of the most livable urban environments in North America.
Our teaching and research are inspired by three priorities:
- Exploring the poetics of material and the communication of cultural meaning
- Speculating upon urban issues and the pleasures and dilemmas of city dwelling
- Promoting community engagement and the application of creative and professional practices toward the common good.
Our growing program is approaching 400 students drawn from diverse backgrounds across the city, region, and nationally and internationally. We occupy the award-winning, recently renovated Shattuck Hall in a vibrant urban setting entwined within the vitality and culture of the city.
We foster cross-disciplinary research and contribute to the newly established Green Building Research Lab, a PSU facility equipped to support a comprehensive range of testing and analysis of the environmental impact of architecture.
I invite you to explore our web site as we renovate and enlarge its content, and learn more about our school and programs. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
Clive R. Knights
Professor of Architecture, Director
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
School of Architecture, Portland State University
Shattuck Hall, Suite 235
P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207