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, designers, and academics building and writing across Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Faculty

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 in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture.

  • 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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Accreditation

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.

Find 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, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-4014.

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

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