Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Architecture & Interior Design

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Architecture Faculty

Ariel Solis, Chair
Kathleen M. Demsky, Library Director
Paula L. Dronen
Thomas B. Lowing
Mark A. Moreno
Christopher Perry
Rhonda G. Root
Martin D. Smith
Andrew C. von Maur
Kristin S. von Maur
Carey C. Carscallen, Professor Emeritus
Llewellyn D. Seibold, Professor Emeritus

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 2020–2021

May 25, 2020 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, 2020 For January 2021 admission
Feb 15, 2021 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.

Student Handbook. A handbook for School of Architecture & Interior 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 & Interior Design Student Handbook.

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 eight-year, four-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 require a pre-professional undergraduate degree for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior 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: 2026

(The National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., 2014 Conditions for Accreditation)


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