Exterior shot of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Architectural Studies promotes connections between people and place, and between interior design and architecture with the intention of preparing graduates to become lifelong designers of the built environment. Students in this program conduct systematic inquiry into the design process, sustainable products and practices, the interaction between people and the built environment, and digital technologies. The program highlights research as it advances the interdisciplinary interaction between interior design, architecture, the human sciences and aesthetics to improve quality of life for the public good. Following the freshman year students must submit a portfolio of their work for acceptance into the professional phase of the program.