School of Architecture

Shaping the Future of Practice

Woodbury School of Architecture is distinguished by its multiple locations at the heart of the Southern California creative industries: Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego. Together, these sites form a critical infrastructure for architectural investigations. We educate our students as entrepreneurs, citizen architects, and cultural builders equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity and to formal and technological inquiry. Our faculty is comprised of active and prolific architects, academics and designers.

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Student Work Showcase

WSOA In-Flux is a publishing platform for architecture and interior design launched in spring 2020. In-Flux showcases our latest student work produced in the undergraduate and graduate programs and highlights the achievements of students and faculty.

WSOA In-Flux

Woodbury School of Architecture is one of only 22 schools nationwide offering the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program.

IPAL Program



Our faculty are architects, designers, academics and policy makers practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. This internationally recognized and award-winning group works closely with students, teaching the skills required to push the limits of practice and explore disciplinary possibilities in both theoretical and professional arenas.

Dedicated and professional staff members actively participate in the student experience.  Through individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty, staff and students.

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Career Services

Our dedicated School of Architecture Career and Outreach Director assists students with gaining work experience and beginning their professional careers. See below for more information about our career resources, and career possibilities.

  • We help students prepare a professional resume and portfolio.
  • We organize annual career fairs and maintain an online job board.
  • We help students with questions about licensure and certification for architectural professionals.

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Connect with our students and faculty members on social media. Use our hashtags to join the conversation around architecture related topics. You can also find our university social profiles by clicking on the icons on the top right of the page or find our official School of Architecture Instagram at @woodbury_soa.

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In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a one 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 up to an 8 year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Master of Architecture and Doctor of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Woodbury School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

Bachelor of Architecture (160 undergraduate credits)
Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 63 graduate credits)
Master of Architecture (non-pre-professional degree + 93 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2023.

Woodbury 5-Year Interim Progress Report (2020)

Find previous Architecture Program Reports, Focused Evaluation Reports, Annual Reports, Visiting Team Reports, and NAAB Letters here.

Architect Registration Examination pass rates can be found here.

The post-professional graduate degree in architecture is considered supplementary and is not accredited by NAAB.  The Woodbury University School of Architecture degree programs of this status are the one-year Master of Science in Architecture- Real Estate Development and Master of Science in Architecture.  For more information on the role of advanced degree programs in the education of an architect, please visit NCARB.

Woodbury University School of Architecture’s Interior Architecture program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-4014.

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Woodbury University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Woodbury University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.