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Architecture, Construction Management & Interior Design

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Architecture Faculty
Carey C. Carscallen, Dean
Paula L. Dronen, Assistant Dean
William W. Davidson, Professor Emeritus
Kathleen M. Demsky, Library Director
Robin A. Johnson
Thomas B. Lowing
Mark A. Moreno
Rhonda G. Root
Llewellyn D. Seibold
Martin D. Smith
Ariel Solis
Andrew C. von Maur
Kristin S. von Maur


The faculty promote stewardship, rigorous scholarship and creative problem solving in their disciplines, and encourage students to:

  • Shape places that foster whole human health;
  • Explore time-honored and innovative solutions in their works;
  • Seek joy, beauty, and moderation in a lifelong pursuit of learning;
  • Serve mankind in accord with a professional and Christian vocation.

All this for the glory of God until the risen Christ comes again.

Academic Calendar 2014–2015

May 25, 2014 Deadline for application to BSA professional degree track, BID and BSCM programs. (Currently enrolled students and transfer students seeking studio placement.)

Master of Architecture (3½-Year Track) Application Deadlines

Sept 15, 2014 For January 2015 admission
Feb 15, 2015 For summer or fall admission


Architecture Resource Center (ARC).  The ARC provides an extensive range of materials including over 25,000 books, 90 journals, and a growing media collection. An added dimension to resource materials are two special collections. The ARC maintains a relationship with the Environmental Design Research Association, and houses an internationally recognized collection of books and materials in the area of environmental psychology and design. In addition, the ARC holds the Senseman Rare Book Collection of over 800 rare and out-of-print books and photos.

Other Facilities. The architecture facilities include a well-equipped and staffed woodworking shop; a computer laboratory for word processing, spreadsheets, imaging manipulation, and CAD. The lab is equipped with a 12-station local area network with Ethernet connections, small and large format printing capabilities, and multiple scanners.

Student Handbook. A handbook for School of Architecture, Art & Design students outlining policies, operational guidelines, and general information is available from the School office. Students are responsible for all policies outlined in the School of Architecture, Art & Design Student Handbook.

Computer Policy

The programs in architecture, interior design and construction management regard the computer as a tool helpful in achieving the purposes of the Program Mission, and to students in their professional development. Use of the computer in the curriculum varies by course.

Students are required to have a laptop computer and software that meet the requirements of the curriculum as they advance through the program. It is up to the students that their laptop is capable of effectively running the software used in the different courses. A list of software used in the curriculum is available at the School office and must be consulted when purchasing a laptop.

Program Accreditation

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Andrews University School of Architecture, Art & Design offers the following NAAB-accredited programs:

  • MArch (pre-professional degree—138 undergraduate credits + 30 graduate credits)
  • MArch (non-pre-professional degree + 72 undergraduate prerequisite credits + 30 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2018 (The National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., 2009 Conditions for Accreditation



The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program (BSCM) is a new program.  The program will not be available unless a critical mass of students (minimum of 8) enter the program in Fall, 2014.  Please contact the School of Architecture, Art & Design at 269-471-6003 with questions. 




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