College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Visitors and Prospective Students

General Visiting Information

Visitors are asked to make an appointment in advance if they wish to speak with a program director. When visiting, visitors will need a parking pass or to park in metered spaces. Visitor parking information is best reviewed in advance. Campus maps will direct you to Lee HallCampus tours are arranged by the University Visitor's Center.  

Lee Hall

Since 1958, Lee Hall, named for program founder Rudolph E. Lee, has been home to the School of Architecture. Lee Hall is a complex of buildings and additions. Lee I is the 1958 building, designed by Harlan McClure. Lee II was added in the 1970s and 90s. Lee III, designed by Tom Phifer, opened in 2012. Room numbers in Lee Hall indicate which part of the building the room is located. For example, Lee 1-111 is the large auditorium, Room 111, in Lee I. Click here to download a map of Lee Hall

Are you a prospective undergraduate student?

If you are interested in pursing a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, or Minor in Architecture, please see our Undergraduate Programs webpages. 

For prospective undergraduates, School of Architecture tours and informational meetings are offered on Fridays at 11:00AM during the academic year. To schedule a guided tour of Lee Hall, please contact Michelle McLane, Student Services Coordinator, at 864-656-3938 or email to For campus tours and parking information, please see the university Visitor's webpage. 

For further information about the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and other undergraduate programs, contact Robert Silance, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, 864-656-3938. 

Are you a prospective graduate student?

Prospective Master of Architecture students, please see our Graduate Programs webpage. For more information about the application process, portfolio and other requirements, tuition, information for international applicants, and other information, please see our Graduate Admissions page. For M. Arch. applications, the online application and portfolio receipt deadline is January 15. To apply, visit our Graduate Admissions webpage.

Prospective graduate students are welcomed and encouraged to visit, and it is suggested that prospective students visit during the school year, when students and faculty are present. Studios are in session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. The Architecture Graduate Programs host Graduate Open Houses in the fall (in October or early November) for prospective graduate students and in the spring (in late March or early April) for prospective admitted and wait-listed applicants. Architecture open houses include presentations and questions and answer opportunities about our graduate programs, and tours of Lee Hall. For campus tours and parking information, please see the university Visitor's webpage. 

Graduate Programs Fall Open House, Friday, October 31, 2014

Visitors are always welcome (prior contact appreciated), but each fall we have an Open House for prospective graduate students. This fall the date is Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30am in Lee Hall III ("Wedge" space on the lower level of Lee III). If you will attend an Open House, we require your RSVP in advance; please send your RSVP with complete contact information to Michelle McLane, Student Services Coordinator, at For parking information, campus maps, and a plan of Lee Hall, see above. The Open House will include an overview of programs and opportunities to talk with program directors and students, lunch, and a tour of studios and other facilities. Studios will be in session in the afternoon and visitors are welcome to observe them in action.  

Graduate Programs Spring Open House, Friday, March 27, 2015

The Graduate Program Spring Open House for admitted and wait-listed applicants is at 10:00 AM, meeting in Lee Hall III, and includes lunch. If you will attend the Open House, we require your RSVP in advance; please send your RSVP to Michelle McLane, Student Services Coordinator, at For more information, see information for prospective graduate students below.

Are you interested in post-professional studies in architecture?

Clemson School of Architecture offers a Master of Science in Architecture (MS in Architecture) degree and participates in Clemson's interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design + the Built Environment (PhD in PDBE). For more information about these courses of study, please visit our MS in Architecture webpage and the Planning, Design + the Built Environment website. 

For admissions, MS in Architecture students follow the admissions process outlined on the MS in Architecture webpage and the Graduate Admissions webpage. For MS in Architecture applications, the online application and portfolio receipt deadline is January 15. To apply, visit our Graduate Admissions webpage. Those interested in applying to the Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design + the Built Environment will find application admissions information on that website and should contact the PDBE program director for more information. 

Following the approach recommended on the MS in Architecture webpage, prospective MS in Architecture students should make contact with a potential research advisor prior to applying. 

For further information about the MS in Architecture, contact Dr. Peter Laurence, Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture. For more information about the MS in Architecture with a focus on Architecture + Health, contact David Allison, FAIA, ACHA, Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health.