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Clemson Architecture graduates win national design award

A studio project in the Clemson University School of Architecture has been selected as a winner of the 2017 COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition. The award is given annually by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment and the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of student work that displays sustainable design at the highest level.

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Clemson Architecture welcomes Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners and Mark Caroll of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop for a special lecture entitled, "On Practice: A Conversation" 

Wednesday April 26th from 6 - 7:30 PM in Lee Hall II - 111

Preceding Reception begins at 5:00 PM.

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Professional Ethics in Design Building Seminar

The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice.
Find more information and register here

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Clemson School of architecture welcomes visiting NAAB team

A team appointed by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, NAAB, will be visiting the School of Architecture to review Clemson’s NAAB accredited M.Arch programs.  NAAB accreditation is the primary means by which professional degree programs in architecture assure quality to students and the public.  

Please Participate in this important process

Find out more information here.


Spring 2017: Embracing and prioritizing multiple paths to and through architecture

Developing leaders is front and center in the School of Architecture's mission. The School of Architecture aims to be a premier producer of transformational architectural leadership, shaping the environment of the 21st century for a better future.

  • Director’s message 
  • Thank You to our Alumni and Friends
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Clemson Design Center in Charleston


Clemson Architecture Center Spring Lecture

Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston and AIA Charleston are proud to present a lecture by Rosa Sheng of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in San Francisco, CA
"Why equity matters - a new proposition for design" 
February, 2nd at 6:00 PM
At the Cigar Factory, Clemson Architecture Center (Second Floor)
701 E. Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Parking only at East Bay/Grace Bridge Street parking lot
Free and open to the public/RSVP required

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Clemson School of architecture to unveil new graduate program in 2017

Clemson School of Architecture is proud to announce the addition of a new graduate program, the Master of Resilient Urban Design, to be offered at the Charleston campus, (pending SACS approval).

The Master of Resilient Urban Design degree (MRUD) is a post-professional degree for graduates and professionals with prior design skills in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, and other related disciplines. The MRUD prepares individuals to engage complex cultural, market, and government policy forces through sustainable and resilient urban form. Find out more information here.

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Clemson Architecture unveils new program offering an accelerated path to licensure

A new initiative - INTEGRATED PATH to ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE (IPAL) - provides an opportunity to fulfill the requirements for architectural licensure while completing the architectural degree. Clemson University’s School of Architecture has been selected by NCARB as one of the accredited programs to participate in this initiative, and has developed a rigorous curriculum track that integrates the academic and experience components essential to architectural licensure. Find out more information here.


Clemson Architecture and Landscape Architecture to Host Annual Career Expo

The event will be held at the Madren Center in Clemson, SC on March 1st from 9am to 5pm.

Contact Michelle McLane with any questions.

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Professor of Architecture and President Emeritus Jim Barker Inducted as Honorary Member of ASLA

Professor of Architecture and President Emeritus Jim Barker was recently inducted as an honorary member of ASLA. The ceremony took place on October 20, 2016 in New Orleans at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo.“James Barker has always valued a sense of place and has continually promoted and valued the profession of landscape architecture due to his decades of work as an architect and president of Clemson University from 1999 to 2013. As Clemson’s former dean of the College of Art, Architecture and Humanities, Barker led the creation of South Carolina’s sole bachelor of landscape architecture program with graduates now spread throughout the country. Clemson’s master of landscape architecture program also became established during Barker’s tenure as president.” - ASLA Meeting Program

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AAH faculty and staff honored at Clemson v. N.C. State football game

Anjali Joseph has Clemson football season tickets. The Clemson faculty member regularly cheers on the Tigers alongside legions of fans from the upper levels of Memorial Stadium. But at the Oct. 15 game against NC State, the Tigers and their fans were cheering at her. Joseph is a Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Endowed Chair in Arch + Health Design, Director for Health Facilities Design and Testing in the College of Architecture. And now she joins those who have been selected as Clemson’s Professor of the Game. Find that story here.

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Clemson architecture and landscape architecture ranked among nation’s best

Clemson University programs in architecture and landscape architecture have been named among the nation’s best in an annual ranking of accredited programs in the United States.DesignIntelligence Quarterly ranks Clemson’s graduate program in architecture ninth among public institutions and 20th overall nationally in the annual publication “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.” Find out more information here.

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Interview with School of Architecture Graduate Student Amy Trick is a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research & analysis on a variety of topics from insurance, to credit cards, to everyday spending. Value Penguin’s Susan Gulliford, recently interviewed Amy Trick, an architecture student seeking her master's degree at Clemson University, expecting to graduate in May 2017.  She asked her about her experience within her program and what she's planning to do with her professional future. Find that interview here.

Kate Schwennsen Award Spring 2016

Director Kate Schwennsen awarded Distinguished Contributor as part of the President's Commission on Outstanding Women Awards

The President's Commission on the Status of Women annually honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve the status of women. Categories for Outstanding Women include academic faculty, staff, graduate student and undergraduate student. The Distinguished Contributor category may include male or female alumni, senior administrators, staff, non-academic faculty, major gift donors and other individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving the status of women. School of Architecture Director, Kate Schwennsen, was recently awarded the honor of Distinguished Contributor. Learn more about this award and its 2016 award winners here.

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Clemson Architecture Foundation members visit the Clemson Architecture Center in Genoa, Italy along with Jim and Beth Clements

University President Jim Clements and his wife, Beth, recently visited our Fluid Campus center in Genoa, Italy with members of the CAF board and other faculty members. See more images of their trip on the CAF Facebook page.

New Home

Clemson Architecture's future home in Charleston named "Preservation's Best of 2016"The Cigar Factory, a 135-year-old building in Charleston, is the soon-to-be home of the Charleston Architecture Center. Preservation Action, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Trust Community Investment Corp. bestowed the honor of "Preservation's Best of 2016" for the building's recent renovation. Read more about the building from the Charleston Post and Courier here

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

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  • Thank You to our Alumni and Friends
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Clemson Design Center in Charleston

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