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School of Architecture

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Transform your architectural vision into built realities.

Our Architecture courses teach the skills needed to help you succeed in a number of careers, including Urban Planner, Sustainable Design Consultant, and Project Architect.

Our graduates work at these respected companies, among others:

  • SOM
  • Henning Larsen Architects
  • BCJ
  • Pyatok
  • Foster + Partners
  • Pentagram
  • Mithun
  • Gensler
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"Our education at the School of Architecture has proven to be invaluable as we step into this profession. The program prepared us for a seamless transition between my education and career. I am so thankful for the support from my faculty."

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Undergraduate Director, School of Architecture

Jennifer Asselstine

Jennifer Asselstine has 35 years of experience in architecture and design. Her project design for the Red Cross Headquarters Blood Processing Center was recognized with a design award from the American Society of Interior Designers. She has lead award winning teams in the Design Build Studio and teaches Sustainability and Building Systems, as well as First Year Studio.

Architecture Area of Interest

The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art and practice of architecture by offering hands-on and accredited academic courses to foster critical design thinking, develop strong technical expertise and inspire artistic vision.

“The School of Architecture has not only given me a career; it has changed the way I approach every single situation in my life.”

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Whether you're interested in sustainability, urban planning, or construction management, our Architecture courses teach you the skills to create an artistic portfolio of work that you can carry into your career.

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Learn from industry leaders working in Architecture today.

Updated September 8, 2020

Covid-19 update from Art Academy University:

In preparation for the Fall 2020 Semester, the Academy’s covid-19 Task Force has been hard at work ensuring safety for anyone visiting our campus through the following measures:

  • Friendly safety reminders are posted throughout Academy buildings.
  • Sanitation stations are provided in buildings.
  • Social distance stickers are clearly marked in elevators, lobbies and on floors.
  • Plexiglass shields are at host desk and in restroom.
  • Buses are cleaned often and thoroughly.

Also, to stop the spread of COVID -19, wearing a mask is important. Masks are required to be worn at all times when in Academy buildings. but can be removed When the wearer is eating. Seated alone at their personal workstation or at least six feet away from another individual. Please note that a face mask must cover both the Nose and Mouth. Academy of Art University will also provide receptacles for used/soiled face coverings.

We recommend cloth/fabric masks or a 3-ply disposable medical grade mask. Bandannas and neck gaiters are not recommended as studies show these are not effective.

The face mask types and wearing protocols outlined above are designed in accordance with CDC guidelines and the city of San Francisco. We ask that you follow them so that we can all remain safe and healthy.

I am staying in the residence halls: may I remain in on-campus housing during Thanksgiving and/or the Intercession?

Yes you may request to remain in on-campus housing during the breaks. Please notify campus housing at 415-618-6335 or email: . During halls are open to all students.

Are any studios, Labs and woodshops/workshops open to students.

Yes the University is making available specific studios, Labs, and woodshops and workshops to student to reserve to complete projects and advisor on how to access facilities and to find out about associated fees and to make a reservation.