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Growth and Structure of Cities Program
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5334
Fax: 610-526-7955

Architectural Design in the Cities Program

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For students interested in pursuing careers in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Preservation, Landscape and Environmental Design or  Interiors the Cities Program offers a unique preparatory major. This site  focuses on Architectural Design.

Students interested in architectural and urban design should take the Design Studio courses (226 & 228) in addition to the required Cities courses. They should select electives in architectural history and planning in order to gain a broad exposure to architecture through time and across cultural traditions. Additional courses in Physics and Calculus may be taken to meet requirements of many graduate programs in architecture. Theses may also be planned to incorporate design projects.

Other classes recommended and often required for admission to architecture schools:

  • Physics (note architecture schools require physics, but their focus is on structures, choose the physics you want to take carefully)
  • Calculus
  • Fine Arts - Foundation at Haverford College
  • Environmental Issues
  • CAD, RHINO, drafting and other software programs can be studied at University of Pennsylvania and other area institutions
  • Thesis in Architectural Topics or Design Thesis by Special Permission