About the College
Founded in 1965, the College of Architecture and Design houses the only accredited School of Architecture in Tennessee, the top-ranked Interior Design program in the state, as well as a newly established Landscape Architecture program. Approximately 350 undergraduates are enrolled in the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program, while 35 graduate students are pursuing a first professional Master of Architecture degree. Both degrees are accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board. In addition, the College offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, which is professionally accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and has a student body of approximately 80 students. An intercollegiate Master in Landscape Architecture program was recently added to the College's curriculum with classes beginning fall 2008. The program is expected to receive full-accreditation with the graduation of its first class.
The College currently has a faculty of 35. Numerous regional professionals visit the College annually for public lectures, exhibits, student presentations, course activities and other College events. Students have a desk in the award winning Art + Architecture Building, one of the finest facilities for the study of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture in the country. In addition, the College provides a fully equipped woodshop and state of the art digital technology, including laser cutters, 3-D digital modeling equipment, computer pools and an image center for printing and digital reproduction needs. The College has a long-standing tradition to use the state as a laboratory for applied research with a direct benefit for the citizens of Tennessee. Facilities for research, creative activity and service include the Nashville Civic Design Center, the Urban Program for Sustainable Design Education (UPSIDE), the Knoxville Downtown Design Studio and the Burlington Studio.
With a mission to educate future design professionals, the College is committed to the development of individuals with creative imagination, intellectual curiosity and technical knowledge. Further, we at the College of Architecture and Design strive for the success of our students in the architecture, landscape architecture and interior design professions. We educate students in design disciplines who can form independent judgments grounded in the broader contexts of intellectual traditions. Our students are some of the brightest and most dedicated students on campus, and our graduates are some of the most heavily recruited of the entire University.
The College of Architecture and Design is part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the state's flagship campus in educational programs, research and creative activity, and public service. The University offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and/or professional degree programs to its 26,000 students, who come from every county in Tennessee, every state in the nation and more than 95 countries. All students in the College of Architecture and Design are encouraged to take courses from departments throughout the University. Furthermore, the University provides important student support services related to campus living, the library, activities and events, recreation, advising, counseling, career placement, health, orientation, financial aid and record keeping.
The students, faculty and staff of the College of Architecture and Design strive to make the College a community of inquiry, energy and excellence by integrating research, creative activity, public service, teaching and learning. Both in the classroom and beyond, the College fosters a spirit of curiosity that should serve as a foundation for life-long learning and creative thinking.
College of Architecture and Design
Art + Architecture Building
1715 Volunteer Boulevard,
Knoxville, TN 37996