Program in Architecture and Engineering

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Program Co-Directors
Forrest Meggers (Architecture & ACEE)
Maria Garlock (CEE)

Structural engineers should have a sensitivity to the setting and the form of structures such as bridges, towers, and long span roofs. Studies in architecture give engineering students such a perspective. This program, offered jointly by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture, presents a unique opportunity to combine the curricula of the two schools. Students who successfully complete this program are awarded a Certificate in Architecture and Engineering, which will appear on the transcript at graduation.

Students interested in this program must choose between two options. In the structures-focus option, the requirements include a strong emphasis on civil and environmental engineering. This program is designed for students who intend to become practicing engineers and may go to graduate school in structural engineering. This track is accredited by ABET under the civil engineering program requirements.  Students choosing this option select a structural engineering project as a senior thesis. In the architecture-focus option, the requirements include a strong emphasis on architecture theory, history and practice. This program is designed for students planning to do graduate work in architecture or to practice engineering in collaboration with architects and planners. Students choosing this option select an architectural design topic as a senior thesis under the direction of advisors from both the School of Architecture and the CEE Department.

Visit arch-eng.princeton.edu for more information.