The College of Environmental Design’s Master of Architecture program was again ranked the #1 public program and the #8 program across all universities in DesignIntelligence’s 2019 Top Architecture Schools ranking. CED’s graduate program was also ranked #4 in the “sustainability” skill area.
Each year for the past 19 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted the same survey across the design industry regarding architecture school rankings. The number of valid responses from hiring managers of architecture and design-professional firms typically range between 2,600 and 3,200, year over year. This year, they had more than 4,500 valid responses.
For 2018, there was a fundamental shift in rankings from one primary question to two. DesignIntelligence moved away from asking for “the best” (i.e., “Which programs are best preparing students for a future in the profession?”) to asking for “the most admired” (i.e., “What schools do you most admire for a combination of faculty, programs, culture, and student preparation for the profession?”). Asking for “the best” assumed objectivity, while asking for “the most admired” is a mix of objectivity and the experiential factor.
View the entire list and read about DesignIntelligence’s survey methodology here.