LSU School of Architecture students develop a solid foundation of traditional design, hand building, and drawing skills and learn to use computer and technological resources. The architecture program at LSU provides a balance between broadening educational experiences and discipline-focused coursework. In addition to learning how to make buildings, students develop a sense of professionalism and leadership in shaping the world by learning how to see, think, and act creatively.
The LSU School of Architecture, a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Ranked within the top 10 architecture schools in the South by DesignIntelligence, the school offers a five-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and a three-year graduate program leading to a Master of Architecture (MArch). The architecture programs at LSU include the areas of humanities, mathematics, science, building technology, digital technology, communication, and the synthesis of these areas through architectural design.