The administrative offices of the Department of Architecture are located on the fourth
floor of Jones Hall which is conveniently sited in the center of the main campus.
Design studios and instructional spaces are located on the third and fourth floors
in Jones Hall. The Department of Architecture Gallery is located on the west side
of the Jones Hall lobby.
Instructional space includes design studios, classrooms, two Visualization + Media
labs restricted to architecture and interior design students, a graduate student computer
lab, a lighting lab, a photography room, a model assembly room, and a resource library.
The faculty library collection is also available for students to use.
Each student enrolled in a design studio has a personal workspace including a drafting
table and chair in the appropriate studio. These spaces are accessible on a 24-hour,
seven-days-a-week basis. Each student also has full access to the computer labs with
a combined 50 stations consisting of the latest hardware and up-to-date software including
AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suites, among others.
The Department shares a wood shop facility with the Department of Art. The Art +
Architecture Shop is located in the annex immediately to the north of Jones Hall.
The main university library (McWherter Library) is located within a short walking
distance to the northeast of Jones Hall and the College of Communication and Fine
Arts (CCFA) building is located to the north adjacent to the sculpture garden.
The Department of Architecture has two on-campus townhouse apartments located within
the Carpenter Complex, a ten minute walk from Jones Hall. The Architecture + Design
Houses are operated by the Department in conjunction with the University Residence
Life office and are part of the University Living Learning Community program. The
Architecture + Design Houses, one for women and one for men, were the first Living
Learning Communities approved by the University and the Department remains the only
academic unit to have two houses. Eight women live in one house while the other is
home to eight men. Residency is restricted to architecture and interior design students
as approved by the chair of the Department. Each house has private bedrooms, a kitchen,
living room, wireless computer access, enclosed patios and a fully-equipped design