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The Department of Architecture consists of the Architecture Program, the Interior Design Program, and the Center for Sustainable Design.
The Department is administratively housed within the College of Communication and Fine Arts which also includes the Department of Art, Department of Communication, Department of Journalism, Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The College also houses the Art Museum of the University of Memphis and the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology.
Three degree programs are provided within the Department.  These are the professional Master of Architecture degree, the pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture degree, and the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Department of Architecture is to prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of architecture or interior design and to serve the Memphis and Mid-South region through research, engaged scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative expression that contributes to sustainable, stable communities and enhances the quality of life for all citizens.
The goals and objectives of the Department are: to provide the highest quality professional education through a well-rounded discovery-based curriculum in both the art and science of design with emphasis on processes, professional standards, and the practical application of design and technology; to provide research opportunities for faculty and students with emphasis on "hands on" multi-disciplinary projects through which students gain valuable professional experience while providing services to the citizens of the region; and to expand opportunities for Architecture and Interior Design students by bringing them together with faculty and students in City Planning, Real Estate Development, and other programs to address public issues, support stable and sustainable neighborhoods, and develop community visions throughout the region.


Special Projects and Programs


Contact the Department of Architecture

404 Jones Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

901.678.ARCH (2724)



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