University of Michigan - My School of Architecture University of Michigan - My School of Architecture

University of Michigan


Ann Arbor, MI

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


Employment opportunities for architectural and urban design graduates have increased in number and diversity. The skills and talents of these professionals are required in practice, research, industry, education, and government. Within any of these areas, the architect’s participation can range in scale from the design of building components and systems to urban design; while the specific task might include design development, materials research, administration, construction supervision, and consultation.

The architecture program at Taubman College recognize the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect and urban designer. Whatever the exact nature of these roles might be, the programs are designed to prepare students to perceive the ordered relationship of people and their environment and to translate this order into design for the enrichment of human experience.


The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan Territory became a state, the University of Michigan is the state’s oldest university. The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 780 acres spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit.