Chair: Ekaterini Vlahos
Office: CU Denver Building, 330C
Amir Ameri, PhD, Cornell University
Mark Gelernter, PhD, Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London
Julee Herdt, MArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Michael K. Jenson, PhD, University of Edinburgh
Laurence K. Loftin III, MArch, University of Virginia
Ekaterini Vlahos, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Osman Attmann, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert H. Flanagan, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Phillip Gallegos, DArch, University of Hawaii
Christopher Koziol, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Taisto H. Mäkelä, PhD, Princeton University
Hans R. Morgenthaler, PhD, Stanford University
Erik Sommerfeld, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor (Clinical Teaching Track):
Barbara Ambach, MArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Assistant Professors (Clinical Teaching Track):
Kevin Hirth, MArch, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Matthew Shea, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Ranko Ruzic, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Amir Alrubaiy, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Joan Vandenburg, MArch, University of Colorado Denver
Additional information about faculty in this department is available on the college website.
The College of Architecture and Planning offers a preprofessional bachelor of science in architecture (BSArch) and a first-professional master of architecture (MArch). The following statement from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is responsible for accrediting all architecture programs in the United States, should help a student choose the appropriate degree program:
“In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the bachelor of architecture, the master of architecture and the doctor of architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
“Master’s degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.”
- The preprofessional degree offered by the College of Architecture and Planning is the bachelor of science in architecture (BSArch). The professional degree offered by the college is the master of architecture (MArch), which is fully accredited by the NAAB for an eight-year term.
The master of architecture, the college’s accredited professional degree for students intending to seek licensure as architects, is offered to students who have completed the college’s BSArch or any other preprofessional NAAB-accredited architecture degree, as well as to students who have completed an unrelated undergraduate or graduate degree or to students who hold professional architecture degrees from other countries but who seek to obtain a NAAB-accredited architecture degree. Students holding a preprofessional degree from a NAAB-accredited program or professional architecture degree from a foreign institution will be evaluated individually for advanced standing in the MArch program, commensurate with their previous educational experiences.
See the Graduate Catalog for information about graduate programs.