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Schools of Architecture in New York State

Deciding to pursue a degree in architecture is a big decision, one that requires careful thought and consideration. We urge you to contact your local AIA chapter or the AIANYS Student Director. They can put you in touch with architects in your area. Many of the chapter members are more than happy to participate in career days or meet with students to discuss what they do and answer questions. Also many chapters offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students interested in studying architecture. Contact your local chapter to find out if they offer financial aid. We hope the below information will assist you in narrowing down your choices for schools of architecture. In order to help you make the final decision, it is important to visit the campus of every school you are interested in and to meet with someone from the architecture program.

If your high school doesn’t offer any architecture courses, one way to gain valuable experience is to attend a college summer program. Many colleges offer these programs to introduce young students to the study of architecture.

It is also highly recommended that you get involved in a pre-professional organization while in high school. The largest organization is The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Membership is open to high school and college students, interns and professionals from any country. For more information, check out the website

AIA New York State (AIANYS) has put together The Schools of Architecture in New York State, a guide to some of the the most respected schools of architecture located throughout the state. This book will help you become more familiar with the excellent options available to you as you consider architecture as your field of study. The schools have provided initial information about the degree programs related to architecture that they currently offer. Hyperlinks are provided throughout the publication to further explore their programs on their websites.

Schools with NAAB Accredited Programs

Alfred State College
Alfred, NY

City College of New York (CCNY)
New York, New York

Columbia University
New York, New York

Cooper Union
New York, New York

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Old Westbury, New York

Parsons School of Design
New York, New York

Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, New York

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

Rochester, NY

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, New York

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Non-NAAB Accredited Programs

Morrisville State College
Morrisville, NY

SUNY Delhi
Delhi, NY

SUNY Farmingdale
Farmingdale, NY

Programs Awaiting NAAB Accreditation:

New York City College of Technology
Brooklyn, New York

The Schools of Architecture in New York State

High school students wishing to obtain a copy of the AIANYS publication “The Schools of Architecture in New York State” may view it electronically or download a copy when clicking on the issue icon above.

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