University of Virginia - My School of Architecture University of Virginia - My School of Architecture

University of Virginia


Charlottesville, VA

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


The School of Architecture is a lively, creative and scholarly community of approximately forty full-time faculty, dozens of adjunct lecturers, and 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Each of our four departments, Architecture, Architectural History, Urban and Environmental Planning, and Landscape Architecture, is highly regarded for innovative cross-disciplinary initiatives within the School as well as with partners in other Schools in the University, and beyond.

The School of Architecture has one of the nation’s most successful track records in recruiting diverse faculty members in our disciplines. Issues of race, community and diverse cultures are explored by a number of faculty in the School, and critical questions are explored through courses, design studios, and through faculty research and creative work.



The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.