Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the School of Architecture
- For the third year in a row, UDM Architecture graduates have the highest pass rate on the Architect Registration Exam in the state of Michigan, leading in 3 of 7 categories and overall in 2011. They have also surpassed the national pass rate average.
- In May 2012, approximately half of the graduating class already had positions in the field in place prior to graduation.
Student Chapter Honored
The UDM Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (our central extra curricular student organization) won the Chapter Honor Award for 2011 –recognized as the best AIAS Chapter in North America.
UDM’s School of Architecture received the full 6-year accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) with 100 percent of student performance criteria met.
Design Center Makes a Difference in Detroit
The School of Architecture’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center is recognized worldwide for its exemplary work in community-based design. Their current work as leaders of the community engagement process for the Detroit Works project for the city of Detroit is receiving excellent feedback and promises to be groundbreaking in the field of urban design for post-industrial cities.
Architecture Magazines Recognize SOA
In 2012, Architectural Record Magazine listed UDM SOA as one of 9 universities in the country with outstanding community design programs. In 2010 Architect Magazine named UDM SOA one of 6 schools in the country committed to social justice.
Only Accredited Program
UDM’s School of Architecture is the only accredited architecture program at any Jesuit or Mercy University in North America.