University of Hawaii at Manoa - My School of Architecture University of Hawaii at Manoa - My School of Architecture

University of Hawaii at Manoa


Honolulu, HI

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Architecture


Bachelor of Environmental Design (Pending Accreditation)


The School of Architecture offers the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawaii‘s only accredited degree in architecture. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation for careers in the design and building industries, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management. Our accredited graduate program prepares students for leadership in the professional workforce. Students who earn the D.Arch. are eligible for licensure as registered architects in all 54 U.S. jurisdictions, including Hawai‘i.

Our programs explore the potential of architecture, urban design, and urban ecological design to improve and sustain healthy environments for our communities, and at the same time engage the public imagination in ways that elevate and ennoble community values, aspirations, and identity. Our programs embody a commitment to the interdependency between disciplinary and professional perspectives, linking the history, theory, and criticism of architecture to its ethical and material requirements in practice.


Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi System. A destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Mānoa’s unique research opportunities, diverse community, nationally-ranked Division I athletics program, and beautiful landscape. Consistently ranked a “best value” among U.S. colleges and universities, our students get a great education and have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning—truly like no place else on earth.

One of only a handful of universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UH Mānoa is ranked in the top 50 public universities in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa maintains a vibrant and active research program with more than $300 million in new extramural funds for research in 2014. UH Mānoa’s faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Medicine.