Architecture

  • Architecture unites art and science to create aesthetically pleasing structures that are also economical, functional and safe. From hospitals, libraries and schools, to businesses, hotels and residential homes, architects are responsible for the places in which we live, work, learn, meet, play, shop, govern, eat and worship. Rising populations and increasing emphasis on green buildings and sustainable design, as well as exciting trends such as bio-mimicry and modular design, ensure that architects and construction professionals will be in demand by an industry that is diverse, exciting and fulfilling.

    The Architecture program at College of DuPage provides students with the artistic, technical, technological and theoretical expertise necessary for careers and further education in architecture and related fields. Depending on their goals and interests, students can choose between a number of degree and certificate programs that will enable them to pursue careers and upgrade skills in a variety of disciplines. In addition, the program includes pre-architecture programs that offer affordable tracks toward earning advanced degrees from baccalaureate-granting or professional architecture programs.

  • Faculty

  • Library Research

  • Architecture Club

  • Construction Management

  • Pre-Architecture

  • Architecture Technology

 

Gainful Employment Information
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Contact Information


Jane Ostergaard, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1048, (630) 942-2331

Alison Greene, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2969

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1054, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Endless Possibilities

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Architecture Program - Endless Possibilities

Students, Alumni, Faculty and Industry Professionals discuss careers in architecture and the role the COD Architecture Program plays in preparing students for their career.

Sustainable Design Initiatives Class

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Working With Industry Professionals

Architecture and Construction Management students enrolled in an innovative COD class called "Sustainable Design Initiatives" work with industry professionals in planning and building efficient and sustainable projects. In this continued partnership with DuPage Habitat for Humanity, COD students this semester focused on sustainability and efficiency in building

Four Students Accepted into Versailles Program

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Students will spend the 2012-2013 school year at the Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles

Four College of DuPage architecture students have been accepted into the fall Versailles program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Will Prescott (Naperville), William Smarzewski (Villa Park), Joanna Ligas (Roselle) and Sandra Zenkeviciute (Darien) will spend the 2012-2013 school year at the Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles located just outside of Paris.