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The School of Architecture + Art fosters a natural and effective mentoring relationship between faculty and students. Courses take a balanced approach to the art and science of architecture, embrace environmental sustainability and resiliency, and allow you to develop your own vision as a designer.

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Begin your architectural education by earning a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Our four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree (pre-professional) plus our one-year NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree (first professional) prepares you for licensure.

We are the only university in northern New England to offer integrated professionally accredited programs in Architecture, Business, Construction, Engineering, and Nursing, which gives you a chance to carve out your own path of study and pursue minors in other areas, including art history, business, construction management, engineering, entrepreneurship, leadership, and studio arts.

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Study in a studio environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, independent learning, and the exploration of ideas through hands-on making. Our innovative approach to education integrates ongoing experiential learning with traditional classroom learning.

With typical design studio ratios of 14 STUDENTS to 1 PROFESSOR, classes in some ways resemble a large architectural office and encourage the exchange of ideas and intense effort.

Digital and physical making classes give you the tools to develop a visual language to communicate ideas.

Cross-disciplinary classes in integrated building systems and technology courses let you investigate how buildings perform. History and theory courses enable current work, ideas, and strategies to talk across time and place. General education courses and electives in the arts, humanities, and sciences allow you to explore architecture’s role in the world.

Year after year, we hear from architects in the field that our graduates are well prepared for their profession because they have a working understanding of what an integrated design process requires.

CityLAB: Berlin, a full-fledged satellite campus of Norwich University in Germany, offers the chance to challenge yourself with a unique, academically rigorous study abroad experience for a semester in a progressive, cosmopolitan, pedestrian- and bike-friendly city. Attend classes led by dedicated, international faculty recognized for their teaching and research excellence and professional portfolios.

802 LAB: Design Build studios, collectively called 802 LAB, take you from design thinking to design doing and making. While at Norwich, you will have opportunities to work in communities solving real-world problems and develop your design knowledge and team building skills. Learn how design can make people’s lives better.

For over 20 years, through 802 LAB, students have been addressing the needs of Vermont communities with the design and construction of full-scale projects. We have built a number of public buildings, including outdoor classrooms and mobile resource centers as well as seven different affordable housing prototypes optimized for northern New England’s climate, construction methods, and communities.

At the School of Architecture + Art, you will learn a design process that will expand your imagination to discover innovative, grounded solutions to real-world problems.

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Contact our Associate Director, Tolya Stonorov.

E-mail [email protected]

Call (802) 485-2628


Contact the Norwich University Admissions Office.


Call (802) 485-2001

School of Architecture + Art Norwich University

158 Harmon Drive Northfield, VT 05663