The School of Architecture has undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to effect positive change in the built environment, to tackle theoretical debates, and to take on architecture and interior design as critical practices. 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.Apply Request Information Take a Tour
The vision of ACE at Woodbury University is to empower students to improve underserved communities through design, business and media. ACE connects students and faculty with nonprofit and governmental organizations to realize projects for the public. Your gift helps support ACE student activities. For more information about ACE projects, see Agency for Civic Engagement.
The San Fernando Valley chapter of AIA (AIA|SFV) has gifted an endowment to Woodbury University’s School of Architecture. Proceeds from the endowment will go toward funding scholarships to architecture and interior architecture students at the Burbank campus. Support for this endowment will directly benefit our students.
Woodbury’s American Institute of Architecture Students organization (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students. Donations help to facilitate trips, lectures, firm visits and forums. AIAS also hosts on-campus events for architecture students.
The Interior Architecture Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of education by helping students to realize their unique, personal design vision, while developing technical, theoretical and communicative skills. The Interior Architecture Fund provides flexible funding to meet high priority needs and respond quickly to emerging opportunities and innovative learning.
The Julius Shulman Institute (JSI) is a programming and research unit housed in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University. Julius Shulman was one of the world’s most significant architectural photographers. Your gift helps support JSI public programming and student activities that promotes photography as a means to understand and appreciate the cultural value and significance of the discipline of architecture from interior architecture to landscape architecture and urban design.
The Kenneth R. Nielsen Endowed Scholarship Fund supports Woodbury University School of Architecture students in their study away experiences throughout the world. Kenneth R. Nielsen, Ed.D., served as President of Woodbury University from 1996 until 2012. The Kenneth R. Nielsen Scholarship Fund was established in 2012, when Rose Nielsen biked 2,000 miles over 12 months and raised more than $200,000. The fund honors the legacy of Ken and Rose Nielsen for their many accomplishments at Woodbury.
As a professor, Nick Roberts understood the value of student experiential learning. Nick’s legacy lives on with the Nick Roberts Endowed Scholarship Fund which is designed to support Woodbury School of Architecture students in their study away experiences throughout the world.
The Norman R. Millar Scholarship Endowment was established to honor Dean Millar’s sixteen year legacy of educating architects and designers. Annual income from this endowment will support Woodbury School of Architecture student scholarships.
The San Diego campus community centers around a faculty-designed building provides space for studio culture and hands-on, craft-based design. The families, artists and activists in Barrio Logan create an engaging neighborhood to share and to investigate. The active border region provides many unique study opportunities. The scholarship fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of education by helping students in San Diego.
The School of Architecture Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of education by helping students to realize their unique, personal design vision, while developing technical, theoretical and communicative skills. The School of Architecture Fund provides flexible funding to meet high priority needs and respond quickly to emerging opportunities and innovative learning.
In 2007, Maxine (formerly Stussy) and Ray Frankel gifted a collection of artist Jan Stussy’s work to the Woodbury School of Architecture. Since then, the University has taken significant steps to preserve and protect the collection of this important mid-century California painter. An exciting next development of this project is a series of exhibitions and a catalog that will bring attention to the work and unique partnership of Jan Stussy and sculptor Maxine Kim Stussy Frankel. Support for this rare opportunity will uncover the important voices of Jan Stussy and Maxine Kim Stussy.
As a nonprofit organization, WUHO relies on contributions from generous individuals to help meet costs of providing quality exhibitions. All of our programming is free and open to the public. I invite you to support WUHO Gallery and our various exhibitions and events this academic year as we continue to inspire, educate and inform diverse audiences – students, design professionals, artists and the local community. All contributions are fully tax-deductible and directly support WUHO exhibitions and programs.
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Endowment reflects the support of alumni and friends who are helping shape the university’s present and future. Endowment refers to assets that are invested for the long term and intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for the university. This is in contrast to expendable funds, which are typically used for immediate needs.
Woodbury alumni and friends who want to support the university can do so and reap the income and tax benefits. Planned-giving benefits may include life income, future continued use of gift property, and avoiding capital gains tax as well as providing donors with an immediate income tax deduction.
Too many outstanding admitted students choose another university due to costs. As recognized by US News & World Reports, we are among the West’s best universities. But unlike the majority of those institutions, we cannot yet meet 100% of student financial need. Expense should not keep a qualified student from learning at Woodbury University. And with your help, we will make sure it doesn’t.
Increasing opportunities through financial support does more than give an outstanding student the chance of a lifetime. It also represents an investment in our future.
Through a gift to your school, you can help Woodbury University can continue the great work of students, faculty and staff. Their efforts have helped many of our schools and programs achieve national prominence because of the excellence of our faculty and the achievements of our alumni. With accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, many of our programs are further distinguished by discipline-specific national accreditations and associations.