“As educators, we strive to provide our students with opportunities that will help them succeed beyond the classroom,” said Kate Schwennsen, professor and director of the Clemson University School of Architecture. “We are honored that our design programs are recognized by the country’s design firms and that they continue to look to Clemson for students who bring excellence in architecture and landscape architecture to the workplace.”
This new accolade is based on information from DesignIntelligence’s annual survey for their “America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools” rankings, which is sent to more than 6,000 hiring professionals from companies and organizations around the country. Respondents were asked, “From which schools have you hired the greatest number of undergraduate and/or graduate students in the last five years?”
Schools were then grouped into size categories based on the average number of combined graduates in their undergraduate and masters programs. The architecture program placed sixth in the category for schools with 70-99 graduates, ahead of such schools as Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. Landscape architecture placed fifth in the category for those with 20-34 graduates ahead of schools including Arizona State and Virginia Tech universities.
This is the second recognition the Clemson University School of Architecture has received from DesignIntelligence this year. In September, the Master of Architecture (22) and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (18) were recognized as two of the “Most Admired” programs in the country among all professionally accredited programs.
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