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In our rich, materially based curriculum, we challenge students to address the poetics of material, urban issues and cultural meaning, community engagement and social needs through architecture and design.
With an established reputation for promoting a materially diverse, urban-oriented, socially engaged architectural education, including a pre-professional undergraduate degree in Architecture, a professional accredited Master of Architecture, the Center for Public Interest Design, and strong ties to local design practice, we offer a rigorous educational experience in the ideal setting of downtown Portland.
Our nearly 400 students study the art, theory and practice of architecture in our growing programs, including a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Architecture, Two-year and Three-year Master of Architecture, Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design, and Graduate Certificate in Urban Design. Residing in Shattuck Hall, an elegant, renovated 1915 red-brick elementary school building on the leafy South Park Blocks, our programs prepare future architects to employ design for the public good.
Portland in Conversation: The Infrastructure of the Public City
Join the PSU Urban Design Collaborative for a series of enlightening conversations with national and local experts on urban design, exploring the large-scale systems and ideas that make up our public cities, from Portland to Los Angeles to Tokyo and beyond. Series runs April 16 to May 28, via Zoom.
How To Apply
To become an undergraduate architecture major, just apply through the university's general application process. To learn how to apply for our Master of Architecture degree, Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design or Graduate Certificate in Urban Design, visit the link below.
The Master of Architecture program has full professional accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. This accreditation enables students who complete the Master of Architecture at Portland State University to pursue a professional architectural license.
Our programs challenge students to create architecture that impacts the world for the better, and build a career designing healthy spaces that inspire and uplift those who use them. Your gift to our scholarship fund will enable more students to pursue this rigorous, hands-on academic experience.