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Visit the School of Architecture

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Clemson Architecture. We appreciate your interest in our programs and welcome your visit.

  • Tours and informational meetings for prospective undergraduate Architecture students (Clemson Campus)

    • For prospective architecture undergraduates, tours and informational meetings for the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture are offered on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year (mid-August through mid-May). These tours last approximately one hour and are led by a member of the faculty. To schedule a guided tour of Lee Hall, please contact Michelle McLane, Student Services Coordinator, at 864-656-3938, wking@clemson.edu

    • Tours and information sessions during the summer are limited because of faculty availability; however, special arrangements can be made if summer is the only time a prospective student is able to visit Clemson. Contact Michelle McLane at 864-656-3938 for additional information.

  • Open House and Facilities Tour for Prospective Graduate Architecture Students (Clemson Campus)

    • Prospective graduate students are welcomed and encouraged to visit. In order to observe the life of the school and work in progress, we recommend prospective students visit during the school year (not the summer), when students and faculty are present and studios are in session, which is Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Program directors are available on weekdays by appointment. (Faculty and staff are not available on weekends.)

    • Please contact the program directors via email to schedule a visit during the academic year. These directors are: Peter Laurence, Director of Architecture Graduate Studies, plauren@clemson.eduDavid Allison, Director of Architecture + Health Graduate Studies, adavid@clemson.edu; and Dan Harding, Director of Architecture + Community Build, hardin4@clemson.edu.

    • The Architecture Graduate Programs host two open house sessions per year. One in the fall (late October or early November) for prospective graduate students and one in the spring (late March or early April) for prospective admitted and wait-listed applicants. Architecture open houses include presentations by faculty, question/answer opportunities about our graduate programs and tours of Lee Hall.

    • Fall Open House 2017: The Fall 2017 Open House is scheduled for Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Lee Hall III Wedge. Registration is required. Please register here online, or rsvp via email to Michelle McLane at wking@clemson.edu. If registering via email, please indicate Graduate Open House RSVP in the subject line. In the body of the email provide your contact information and state the number of people who will be attending.
  • Tours and information sessions for prospective Landscape Architecture students (both undergraduate and graduate - Clemson Campus)

    • To schedule an appointment to visit and learn more about the Landscape Architecture Program at Clemson, contact Michelle Marchesse, 864-656-3926, marches@clemson.edu.  For additional information on the program visit the Landscape Architecture website.
  • General Visitor Information: Parking and Wayfinding (Clemson Campus)

    • Lee Hall, home of the School of Architecture, is a complex of building and additions. On maps it is often notated as Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, which is an art gallery housed in Lee I. Lee I is the original building built in 1958; Lee II was added in the 1970s and 90s; and Lee III opened in 2012. Room numbers in Lee indicate which part of the building the room is located. For example, Lee 2-111 (the large auditorium) is Room 111 in Lee II. Click here to view maps of the interior of Lee Hall.

    • Public Parking around Lee Hall is limited, so please allow plenty of time to find a space before your scheduled appointment time. The closest public parking are metered spaces in the cul-de-sac on Fernow Street adjacent to the building. We encourage you to take the time prior to your visit to read the information on Clemson visitor parking. Those who have registered for a graduate open house will be provided a parking pass by the School of Architecture when they arrive for the open house session. Instructions will be provided on where parking is allowed with this pass.
  • Campus Tours (Clemson Campus)

  • Visiting the programs at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston


    • Clemson Architectural Center in Charleston (CAC.C) is a part of the undergraduate and graduate Architecture programs at Clemson where students study there for one or two semesters as part of their curriculum. For additional information, visit the CAC.C webpage, or contact Mimi Rose, 843-723-1747, miriamr@clemson.edu.

    • The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a collaborative between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. This program offers a two-year course of study that leads to the Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree. All classes for this program are held in Charleston. For additional information, visit the Historic Preservation website, or contact Amanda Tucker, Program Coordinator, 843-937-9596, astucke@clemson.edu.

    • 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. This is a new program and will be housed in Charleston. For additional information, visit the MRUD webpage. Contact information for this program will be available soon.