Andrews University - My School of Architecture Andrews University - My School of Architecture

Andrews University


Berrien Springs, MI

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


The Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior Design is a NAAB-accredited program located in southwest Michigan. Students can pursue a Master of Architecture professional degree or the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. Architecture at Andrews University is taught within the context of a Christian mission. The School is one of only two fully accredited schools of architecture to be found within protestant Christian universities in the United States.

The curriculum at the School of Architecture & Interior Design is centered on principles which promote craft, civil communities, service and Christian values. All design studios and core courses are organized to build on each other to provide the student with a rich and coherent learning experience. The design studio lies at the heart of the curriculum and offers a venue for theoretical discussion, constructive critique, and application of skill and knowledge. Students are asked to integrate technical and aesthetic knowledge throughout the curriculum, where hand-drawing serves as a primary medium for the training of architectural thought. Professional review of student work, study tours to precedent-setting places and hands-on application are valued as indispensable parts of architectural education at Andrews University.


From the very start, back in 1874, Andrews University has placed serious scholarship, quality research and a strong focus on practical Christianity first on the list of things we think are important about attendance at a Christian university. We started out small. Mr. Goodloe Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only 12 students in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was the birth of what we now know as Andrews University. Today, Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

At Andrews we are serious about giving you choices. We offer options in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies. If you feel like spending a year abroad, you can choose from an impressive range of opportunities at Andrews affiliate schools or service posts around the globe. We are real people at Andrews. Whatever it is you choose to do here, we aim to make sure that you achieve balance between theory and practice, and experience growth on your personal spiritual journey.