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UT Arlington School of Architecture ranked second regionally by Design Intelligence

Posted: March 31, 2008, 8:00 am

In the ninth annual publication of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools for 2008, Design Intelligence has ranked the Graduate Architecture Program at The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture as second in the South, just behind Clemson University. This area includes Texas and Oklahoma and the states extending to the East Coast, stretching up to Virginia.

UT Arlington’s graduate program was actually ranked in second place in the region in two separate analyses, based on evaluations provided by architectural firms within the Southern region. The first provides a ranking of schools within the region, while the other compares the program at UT Arlington among architecture schools across the country the nation. Harvard University was ranked third.

The survey was conducted by Design Intelligence in mid-2007 and involved leaders of architecture firms who have had direct experience over the past five years in the hiring and performance of recent architectural graduates. Many of the firms that participated in the study are leaders in their market sector and have won major national, state, local and market-sector awards.

In America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools for 2006, UT Arlington’s School of Architecture was ranked fifth overall in the region and and tied for first place with Rice University in the “Most Innovative Architecture Programs” category.

“Any ranking system has questionable merits,” said Architecture Dean Donald Gatzke, “but it is indicative of a rising reputation of the school within the profession and testimony to the success of our graduates.”

Design Intelligence is a bi-monthly report on the future and the repository of timely articles, original research, and industry news. It is published by the Design Futures Council, an interdisciplinary network of design, product, and construction leaders exploring global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the industry and environment. Members include leading architecture and design firms, dynamic manufacturers, service providers, and forward-thinking AEC firms of all sizes that take an active interest in their future.

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