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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Transform. Enhance. Sustain.

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Design Excellence

The College of Architecture, Art and Construction prepares students to transform, enhance and sustain the physical world. The college fosters theoretical understanding of design combined with practical knowledge, technical skills and a global mindset. Our faculty engage students with hands-on, experiential learning techniques to position them for academic and professional advancement. Supported by the cutting-edge built environment of Lee Hall, the outdoor Experiential Learning Yard and the globe-spanning Fluid Campus®, students learn how to translate their education into lifelong success. The college carries forward more than a century of excellence in design and building education at Clemson.

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    Dean George J. Petersen

    “The strength of any college are its faculty, students and alumni. The disciplines and the research in this new college support and reflect the land-grant mission of Clemson University and are very much aligned with Clemson Elevate. ”

    George J. Petersen
    Interim Dean
    College of Architecture, Art and Construction

    CAAC News

    Clemson Architectural Foundation

    Through trusted guidance and financial support, the Clemson Architectural Foundation strengthens the School of Architecture's roots in South Carolina and extends its reach around the globe.

    Industry Relations

    The Nieri Department of Construction, Development and Planning maintains strong ties to the business community through its Industry Advisory Board, Corporate Partners Program and Real Estate Development Advisory Board.

    Ph.D. Program

    The Ph.D. program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment is designed as an interdisciplinary, three‐year post‐masters degree program. In most cases students will enter the program with a master’s degree in one of the design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, construction science or real estate development.

    Center for Visual Arts

    Visit the Lee Gallery. Experience Atelier Public Art exhibitions. Support community art. Our artists' visions take many forms, and their passions lead to unlimited destinations. The Clemson University Center for Visual Arts is ready to engage and support the artistic journey.

    College of Architecture, Art and Construction
    College of Architecture, Art and Construction | Lee 1-151, Clemson, SC 29634